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Filipino World War II Veterans Parole (FWVP) Program

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invited you to participate in a stakeholder teleconference on Tuesday, November 15 from 2-3 p.m. Eastern to discuss updates to the Filipino World War II Veterans Parole (FWVP) program. During the teleconference, we provided an overview of updates to the FWVP program that were published on our website at and answered non-case specific questions.

The FWVP program allows certain U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) to request parole for their eligible family members if:

  • They are either a U.S. citizen or LPR living in the United States;
  • They have established that they are either a Filipino WWII veteran or are the surviving spouse of such individual;
  • The Filipino WWII veteran or surviving spouse filed a Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, for a family member and it was approved on or before the date they filed the request for parole; and
  • An immigrant visa is not yet available for their relative.

If approved for parole (and subject to CBP paroling the individual at the port of entry), eligible family members will be able to reunite with family members in the United States before their immigrant visas become available and apply for work authorization.

If both the veteran and his or her spouse have passed away, certain individuals may self-petition for the FWVP program.

Meeting Invitation (PDF, 126.84 KB)

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