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Sponsors in the United States Are Being Called Upon to Provide a Pathway to Safety for Venezuelans

Global displacement is at an all-time high, with 100 million people having been forced to flee their homes due to war, civil strife, natural disasters, and political oppression. This is acutely felt in Venezuela, where more than 6 million people have fled life-threatening violence and political oppression. In fact, Venezuelans are now the second largest refugee population globally.

The Biden Administration has launched a new Process for Venezuelans (P4V) that currently allows up to 24,000 Venezuelans a pathway to safety and a chance to rebuild their lives in the United States.

Americans in communities across the country will be critical to ensuring this safe and orderly pathway for Venezuelans – a Venezuelan family can only find safety in the U.S. with the support of an American sponsor.

Welcome.US is rapidly expanding our innovative tools designed for Uniting for Ukraine to support this new Venezuelan sponsorship program. Help us meet this moment by stepping up to sponsor and be a bridge to safety for Venezuelans.

If you’re ready to sponsor a Venezuelan and have someone specific in mind,
visit the USCIS website to start your application.

If you’re interested in being connected to Venezuelans seeking refuge in the United States, please sign up on Welcome Connect.

P4V: What You Need to Know

Have questions about how the new sponsorship program for Venezuelans works? Browse the resources below for answers to frequently asked questions and step-by-step guides and the application process and what it takes to be a successful sponsor.

Sponsorship FAQs

Get detailed answers to your questions about P4V – from who is eligible to sponsor to how to help newcomers find housing, land a job, and access healthcare.

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in Spanish

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Sponsor Resources

Guide to Humanitarian Parole & I-134A Form

For those who want to apply to sponsor Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, Venezuelans and Ukrainians coming to the U.S. under humanitarian sponsorship programs, this document guides you through the process, step by step.

Guidance for Sponsoring Newcomers

This resource offers some best practices in sponsorship that can set you and the newcomer you are welcoming up for success.

Initial Sponsor Service Checklist

Newcomers will need to access services to get settled here. Use this checklist to keep track of initial services typically needed when a newcomer arrives.

Sponsor Group Structure & Roles

Sponsoring with a group can make the experience easier and more enjoyable. Review recommended roles and responsibilities for your group.

Budget Template

Newcomers may need help with initial financial planning. This budget template helps capture initial estimated living costs.

Fundraising Tips and Tools

Newcomers may need initial financial support to get on their feet. Read tips for how to raise funds to support newcomers as they integrate into their new community.

Tips for Securing Housing

Newcomers will need to find a place to stay. Learn about best practices for sponsors to find and secure housing for newcomers.

Home Supply Checklist

Help make a house a home! Review a list of household supplies to help prepare a home for newcomers.

Pantry Checklist

Help a newcomer feed their family. Read a list of items for a newcomer’s pantry upon arrival.

Interactive Sponsorship Guides

Take the following tutorials to learn more about what's required of a sponsor and how to be most successful.

PART 1: Get Started as a Sponsor

PART 1: Get Started as a Sponsor

Find out what’s required to be a sponsor (10 mins)

PART 2: How to support newcomers

PART 2: How to support newcomers

Learn best practices for being a successful sponsor (20 mins)