If you have received asylum in the United States but have no one to sponsor you, the Welcome Connect page allows you to contact potential sponsors securely and confidentially.
However, you should be aware that the opening of this site on the third Tuesday of every month usually does not last long. Due to high demand and limited number of sponsors, it will close once available spots are filled.
What is Welcome Connect?
Welcome Connect is an initiative of Welcome.US that promotes sponsorship as a way to help newcomers integrate into American society.
Sponsorship is a legal process that allows a person or group of people in the United States to sponsor certain nationals seeking asylum during their application and after their arrival.
To access Welcome Connect, you must be from an eligible country (Cuba is one). The site will connect you with a potential sponsor who shares your interests and values. If you both agree, you can begin the joint application process with the US government.
Sign up for welcome link
The Registration page Welcome Connect is open on the third Tuesday of every month, but for a limited time only. December 19 will be the last one open this year, so don’t miss this opportunity.
Registration time depends on your country:
– If you are in Nicaragua, registration opens at 9am (Central Standard Time)
– If you are in Haiti or Cuba, registration opens at 10am (Eastern Standard Time)
– If you are in Venezuela, registration opens at 11am (Atlantic Standard Time)
– If you are in Ukraine, registration opens at 5pm (Eastern European Standard Time)
We recommend that you try to register as soon as possible, as the number of places is limited and they fill up quickly. If you can’t register this month, you’ll have to wait until next year to try again.
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