Documentation and SAVE Verification for Cuban, Haitian, Nicaraguan, and Venezuelan Parolees
This announcement provides information about documentation and the SAVE verification process for individuals paroled into the United States under the Processes for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans, which permits nationals of these countries and their immediate family members to be paroled on a case-by-case basis for up to two years.
Parolees under the Processes for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans can present a copy of their electronic Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record, from the U.S Customs and Border Protection website at i94.cbp.dhs.gov, which will include one of the following classes of admission (COAs):
They may also have one or more of the following:
- Paper Form I-94 with a COA of CHP, HHP, NHP, or VHP;
- Foreign passport* with parole stamp that includes a COA of CHP, HHP, NHP, or VHP; or
- Form I-766, Employment Authorization Document (EAD) with a C11 category, if they have applied for and received one.
Please note that these parolees are not employment authorized incident to their parole. They must have an EAD to be employment authorized.
*Certain expired Venezuelan passports remain valid under Venezuelan law. For more information, see the “Eligibility” section at www.uscis.gov/CHNV.
Based on information from the applicant documentation, SAVE will provide an initial verification response of Parolee with a COA of CHP, HHP, NHP, or VHP. The initial response may also include employment authorization information if the parolee has an EAD. Additional verification may be required in limited circumstances, such as when the applicant information submitted by the user agency does not match federal immigration records.
Cuban, Haitian, Nicaraguan, and Venezuelan individuals paroled into the U.S. through other processes will have a general parole COA, such as DT or PAR.
SAVE user agencies that are authorized to receive Cuban-Haitian Entrant information may request it by selecting the Cuban/Haitian Entrant button when submitting their SAVE case for additional verification. See Information for SAVE Users: Cuban-Haitian Entrants for more information.