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The Family Reunification Parole (FRP) process provides a specific avenue for U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to bring their eligible family members into the United States. However, this opportunity is available by invitation only and under particular conditions. This blog post aims to show how to confirm an invitation for the FRP processes, the eligibility criteria, and the subsequent steps required.

What is Family Reunification Parole (FRP)?

The FRP processes allow U.S. citizens and lawful permanent resident petitioners to initiate the immigration process for eligible beneficiaries who are nationals of Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, or Honduras. The beneficiaries and their eligible immediate family members can be considered for parole into the United States on a case-by-case basis while awaiting their family-based immigrant visas.

Who is Eligible?

Eligibility for the FRP processes requires the U.S. petitioner to have an approved Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, filed on behalf of the principal beneficiaries from the countries listed above. In addition, their eligible immediate family members can also be considered.

Special Conditions for U.S. Citizens

If you are a U.S. citizen, your immediate relatives can bypass the FRP processes and directly apply for immigrant visas upon approval of Form I-130. Immediate relatives in this context include:

  • Spouses of U.S. citizens
  • Unmarried children (under 21 years old) of U.S. citizens
  • Parents of U.S. citizens, if the U.S. citizen is 21 years of age or older

Suppose your citizenship status changed after receiving an FRP invitation. In that case, your Form I-130 is automatically converted into a petition for immediate relatives, negating the need for the FRP processes for them.

Confirming Your Invitation

You’ll need to enter the receipt number of your approved Form I-130 to confirm if you’ve been invited for the FRP processes. If you qualify, you may file a Form I-134A, Online Request to be a Supporter and Declaration of Financial Support, on behalf of the principal beneficiary and their eligible immediate family members. Confirm Your Invitation

Steps to Take After Confirmation

  1. File Form I-134A: Fill out this form to declare financial support for your relatives.
  2. Compile Documentation: Assemble all required documents to substantiate the form.
  3. Submit Application: Apply and pay any associated fees.
  4. Attend Interview: An interview may be scheduled for you and the beneficiaries.
  5. Await Decision: The authorities will review the application and issue a decision, usually within several weeks or months.


Confirming your invitation for the Family Reunification Parole process is an important step. Ensuring you meet the eligibility criteria and fully understand the process can significantly streamline your family’s immigration journey. Paying attention to every detail, from confirming your invitation to completing Form I-134A, increases the likelihood of a successful outcome, allowing your family to join you in the United States more efficiently.

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