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Humanitarian Parole for nationals of Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela (collectively referred to as “CHNV”) residing Outside the U.S.

The U.S. government is issuing 30,000 monthly travel authorizations spread across all four nationalities. The application is available online only. There is no government filing fee.  Once approved, beneficiaries will have travel authorization for 90 days to enter the United States and be eligible to apply for work authorization.  The period of parole will be up to two years.  Many Mexican Nationals might qualify for this program also!  See the examples below.

Who is Eligible?

  1. A national of Venezuela, Nicaragua, Haiti, or Cuba (or their immediate family member who is outside the United States. Immediate family members in this process include: The spouse or common-law partner of a national of a CHNV country; and their unmarried child(ren) under the age of 21; and
    The eligible lead beneficiary cannot have dual citizenship, permanent residency, or hold refugee status in a country other than a CHNV country.  This does not apply to immediate relatives of CHNV nationals.  They can be a national of any country including Mexico; and
  2. Pass required background checks and vaccination requirements, including the first dose of COVID-19; and
  3. Demonstrate that a grant of parole is warranted based on significant public benefit or urgent humanitarian reasons; and
  4. They have not been ordered removed from the United States within the past five years or be subject to a bar based on a prior removal order. (An individual may still be eligible if he/she had a single instance of voluntary departure or withdrawal of their application for admission.); and
  5. Possess a passport valid for international travel
    (*Venezuelan passport holders will have the validity period of 5 years from the expiration date of their passport)

Who can be a Supporter?

An individual or entity (i.e. a business)  located in the United States who:

  • Is a U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident; holds a lawful status in the United States such as Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or asylum, or a parolee or recipient of Deferred Action Including DACA recipients or Deferred Enforced Departure (DED); and
  • Demonstrates sufficient financial resources to receive, maintain, and support the individual they are agreeing to support for the duration of their parole period; and
  • A supporter may apply to support more than one beneficiary as long as they can demonstrate they can do so financially; and
  • Supporters do not need to be related to the beneficiary, but they do explain their relationship to the beneficiary; and
  • If the supporter is an entity, an individual must still sign on behalf of the organization.

How does this give Mexicans the opportunity to enter the U.S.?

Example 1:  A Mexican National and his/her Nicaraguan National spouse are residing in Mexico. The supporter applies for the Nicaraguan National and his/her Mexican family. The Mexican spouse and all of their children who are under 21 years old could be approved for Humanitarian Parole along with the Nicaraguan and they all can enter the U.S. together. The sponsor must meet the financial requirement to support all of them.  The reason the Mexican Nationals can enter is because he/she/they are immediate relatives of the CHNV national!

Example 2:  A Mexican National and his/her Venezuelan National spouse are residing in Mexico. The Mexican National has 2 children ages 3 and 7 from a prior relationship.   The supporter applies for the Venezuelan National and his/her Mexican family.  If the Venezuelan National is approved for Humanitarian Parole, the Venezuelan National, and the Mexican spouse and his/her Mexican stepchildren could enter the U.S. together.  The children must travel into the U.S. with the approved parent. The Mexican passports for the children require the consent of both biological parents.  The reason the Mexican Nationals can enter is because he/she/they are immediate relatives of the CHNV national!

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Attorney Gloria Cardenas brings more than 30 years of experience in immigration law to help protect the rights of clients and their family members. She and her knowledgeable team at Familia America work diligently behind the scenes to help process fiancé visa applications as quickly as possible. To learn more, contact the legal professionals at Familia America in Salt Lake City and schedule a consultation to discuss your case.

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