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Family Reunification Parole Program

Family Reunification Parole Program

MAF believes families belong together and supports the Family Reunification Parole process. We are here to support immigrants through 0% interest, credit-building loans, so USCIS filing fees don’t stand in the way of reuniting families.


Family reunification is the process by which U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents can petition for their family members to join them in the United States. The process can be lengthy and requires a significant amount of paperwork and documentation.

If you filed a form called I-130 Petition for Alien Relative for a family member who is a national of Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, or Honduras, USCIS may invite you to take part in a process called Family Reunification Parole. This means your family member may be allowed to come to the United States on a case-by-case basis while they wait for their visa to become available.

Updates and eligibility for this program can be found on the USCIS website.


  • Be eligible for a step of the Family Reunification Parole Process. This means you are:

    • Filing an I-130 Petition for Immigrant Relative for a family member in Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, or Honduras.

    • Filing an I-485 Adjustment of Status or I-765 Employment Authorization Application for your immigrant relative who has already been invited for the program and paroled into the United States.

    Note: We encourage you to consult an immigration lawyer or a fornitore di servizi legali senza scopo di lucro to confirm eligibility and the required documents before applying.

  • Be 18 years of age or older.

  • Have a Social Security number or Individual Tax Identification Number.

  • Be ready to submit your relevant applications to USCIS.

  • Be able to provide a copy of a government-issued photo ID for yourself and for the relative you are petitioning for.

  • Be able to provide proof of income, such as pay stubs, bank statements, or a benefits letter.

  • Have a checking account under your name.


MAF’s Family Reunification Parole Program provides a 0% interest, credit-building loan to cover the costs associated with the family reunification process, including the application fee for the I-130 Petition for Immigrant Relative for a family member of a qualifying country and/or the Employment Authorization Application or Adjustment of Status for the relative once they are paroled to the United States. 

By providing a loan, we can help applicants get started on the process right away, even if they do not have the financial means to pay for all the necessary fees upfront.




Make sure you and your relative are eligible for the Family Reunification Parole Program.* Once you have your immigration paperwork completed and ready to file to USCIS, submit an application for MAF’s Immigration Loan for Family Reunification Parole.

*I-130 or I-450/I-765 for relatives from qualifying countries. Eligibility requirements are listed above.



We will review your application and ensure you and your immigrant relative qualify for MAF’s program. Depending on eligibility, equity, and available funding, we will grant you a 0% interest, credit-building loan to cover USCIS filing fees or direct you to other resources.



If your MAF application is approved, we’ll mail you the check(s) you need for the eligible step of the Family Reunification Parole process, made out to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which you can send to USCIS along with your completed application.