Applications for parole must be made by the petitioner residing in the United States.  Potential beneficiaries in Cuba cannot apply for themselves.

You are eligible to apply for parole for your relative(s) in Cuba under the CFRP program if:

  • You are either a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR);
  • You have an approved Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, for a Cuban family member;
  • An immigrant visa is not yet available for your relative; and
  • You received an invitation from the Department of State’s National Visa Center (NVC) to participate in the CFRP Program.

Do NOT apply for the CFRP program until the NVC invites you to do so.

In August 2016 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration services sent letters to eligible petitioners in the U.S. inviting them to participate in the CFRP program.

If you received an invitation letter, you may wish to go through our Frequently Asked Questions.  Additionally, we have resources on what to consider before applying, how to apply and being aware of scams.

If you are a petitioner who believes that you may be eligible for the CFRP program, please make sure that the NVC has your current mailing address. You can contact the NVC with your current address by calling (603) 334-0700 or emailing For additional contact information, please visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs website.