Information on the Parole Application Process

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Yesterday, the Biden Administration announced processes through which nationals of Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, and their immediate family members, may request to come to the United States in a safe and orderly way through a parole program. Cubans who fail to apply for the parole program and who attempt to cross the U.S. southern border will be denied entry, returned to Mexico, and be ineligible to apply for the parole program in the future.

The parole program requires that applicants have a sponsor in the United States who agrees to provide them with financial support for the duration of their parole in the United States. The first step in the process is for the U.S.-based supporter to file a Form I-134A, Online Request to be a Supporter and Declaration of Financial Support, with USCIS for each beneficiary they seek to support, including minor children. The form is here: Note that the application for the parole program must be initiated online by the U.S. sponsor.

Please note that the U.S. Embassy in Havana is not processing applications for the parole program. Sponsors and applicants must use the online process indicated above.