How to file an application for your friends and family for humanitarian parole under the new Uniting for Ukraine program
A supporter (friend or family member) must first complete and file Form I-134 with USCIS on-line on behalf of a Ukrainian beneficiary and include information about them and contact details, such as email address. If the Form I-134 is deemed sufficient by USCIS, the Ukrainian beneficiary will receive information from USCIS about the next step in the process to be considered for authorization to travel to the United States and parole consideration by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
What to Expect After the Form I-134 is Filed?
After the supporter files Form I-134, the USCIS will review the form and supporting evidence to ensure that the supporter has sufficient financial resources to support the Ukrainian beneficiary for the duration of the parole period (2 years) and conduct background checks on the supporter. If approved, Ukrainian beneficiaries will receive an email from USCIS with instructions on how to set up an account with myUSCIS and other next steps. The Ukrainian beneficiary will be required to confirm their biographic information on myUSCIS and attest to completion of all requirements including Authorization to travel to the United States.
Once the Ukrainian beneficiary has confirmed their biographic information and attested to completing all other requirements, their case will be further processed. Ukrainians will receive an email instructing them to check their myUSCIS account for the result of their authorization to travel. If the individual has been authorized to travel to the United States to seek parole pursuant to the Uniting for Ukraine process, they will be responsible to arrange and fund their own travel. This authorization is valid for a period of 90 days.