The State Department and the Department of Homeland Security are determining arrangements for processing applications under the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program (CFRP). Due to staff reductions at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, USCIS has suspended operations at its field office in Havana. Inquiries about the parole program and can be made to Havanauscis@dhs.gov or by calling 1-800-375-5283 toll free from the United States. Callers outside the United States may call the USCIS Field Office in Mexico City at +52-55-5080-2000.
Created in 2007, the CFRP program allows certain eligible U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to apply for parole for their family members in Cuba. If granted parole, these family members may come to the United States without waiting for their immigrant visa priority dates to become current. Once in the United States, CFRP program beneficiaries may apply for work authorization while they wait to apply for lawful permanent resident status.
Visit the USCIS website for information about CFRP eligibility and application procedures.