The Embassy of the United States in Havana published a message for Cubans who received an invitation to participate in the family reunification process in 2023.
Because of its importance, we have reproduced in full the statement from the US diplomatic headquarters in Cuba:
Have you received an invitation letter to join CFRP in 2016? This information is for you:
Those who received their invitation to participate in the 2016 CFRP and also received an opt-in notification have two options:
- Apply a modern program that is almost completely digital.
- Continue the current process.
Don’t get confused. In both cases, the applicant will continue their family reunification process.
I-131 Opt-Out Notice to Participate in I-134 Processing A: USCIS sent a letter to petitioners for pending CFRP Form I-131 applications whose family members have not yet been scheduled for an interview in Havana. The letter provides information on how the petitioner can participate in the modern CFRP process.
Petitioners who choose the modernized process will not be scheduled for an interview in Havana, and USCIS will stop processing their pending CFRP Form I-131. Petitioners who received the letter and wish to participate in the modernized process must submit Form I-134A and supporting documentation for each beneficiary who meets the eligibility requirements no later than 45 days from the date in this letter.
If you do not wish to opt for the modern CFRP process and Form I-134A, no action is required at this time, and your beneficiaries will remain in the current Form I-131 process. If you choose to file an I-134A, review the USCIS FRP FAQ before filing Form I-134A.
Have you received an invitation letter to join CFRP in 2023? This information is for you:
Those who received the invitation letter for the FRP in 2023 must submit Form 134 A to participate in the modern and almost completely digital process, except for the medical check-up.
Carefully review the information below. There is also a link to everything you need to know.
2023 invitations for FRP, the modern FRP process for Cubans: The USCIS Havana Field Office branch will not process humanitarian family reunification permit (FRP) cases for participants who have received an invitation to join the modernized process in 2023.
If you think you have received an invitation to participate in the modern FRP process in 2023, you can check and confirm your invitation using the invitation search tool.
Although the USCIS Havana Field Office is not involved in this process, USCIS has identified common errors with Forms I-134A submissions for FRP. Please review this page carefully before submitting Form I-134A when FRP invitations are received by petitioners.