Family Reunification Parole

February 21, 2019

On July 31, 2023, the Department of State’s National Visa Center (NVC) began issuing invitations by email and mail under the new family reunification parole (FRP) processes.

The NVC will email the invitation to petitioners if there is an email address associated with the approved Form I-130. If there is no email address of record, the NVC will mail the invitation to the petitioner’s mailing address of record.

If you are a petitioner and you believe you may be eligible, please make sure the NVC has your current contact information and mailing address. To update your contact information and address, contact the NVC through their Public Inquiry Form.

Invitations will be sent on a rolling basis based on operational capacity, the expected period of time until the principal beneficiary’s immigrant visa becomes available, and in a consistent manner to ensure process integrity.

You must receive an invitation to submit Form I-134A on behalf of a family member under the FRP processes. If you submit Form I-134A without receiving an invitation, we will not confirm your Form I-134A.