Frequently Asked Questions on the Venezuelan Parole Process

Last Updated

November 2, 2022

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced a new parole process for up to 24,000 Venezuelans who are seeking safe haven within the United States due to the conditions in their country. This process is being implemented in conjunction with a new enforcement policy, which allows the government to apply Title 42 to Venezuelans who attempt to enter the United States at the border without authorization. Under a joint agreement with Mexico, Venezuelans may now be returned to Mexico under Title 42.

On Oct. 18, 2022, DHS began accepting online applications for the new parole process, which allows Venezuelans who are outside the United States to apply for advance permission to travel to the United States and enter through a grant of parole. While the new program is similar in some respects to the Uniting for Ukraine parole program, there are also significant differences. This FAQ addresses questions about eligibility, the application process, and related issues for Venezuelan clients.