Optional Checklist to Apply for the Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program (FWVP) Program

      You may use this optional checklist to help you submit Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, under the FWVP Program. Do not submit this checklist to USCIS. To ensure you’re eligible for the FWVP Program, review the chart on the FWVP webpage.

        Before Submitting Your Form I-131

        Before submitting your Form I-131, you must complete the following steps for each relative:

        • Type or print “FWVP” at the top of the first page of your Form I-131.
        • Enter complete information about yourself (the petitioner or self-petitioner) in Part 1., including your address.
        • Select Part 2., Item Number 1.f. (“I am applying for an Advance Parole Document for a person who is outside the United States”).
        • Enter complete information about your relative (the beneficiary) in Part 2., including their address. If you are a self-petitioner, provide information about yourself or your derivative beneficiaries.
        • Do not complete Part 5. and Part 6., which do not apply to the FWVP Program.
        • Fully complete Part 7.
        • Sign and date the form in Part 8. and include your daytime telephone number.
        • If applicable, ensure the person who helped you prepare your form has completed and signed Part 9.


        Include all requested documentation, including any documentation of recognized military service and evidence of a qualifying relationship with the veteran that existed on or before May 9, 2016. If you cannot establish military service, we will review any of your prior military service records that are available.

        If available, include a photocopy of your Form I-130 approval notice (Form I-797, Notice of Action), or a printout from your USCIS online account showing the approval of your Form I-130. If your Form I-130 is pending, you may call the USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283 (TTY: 800-767-1833) to request expedited processing of your Form I-130. Read more information on our Requirements for Requesting Parole webpage.

        If the Form I-130 petitioner has died, include evidence that USCIS reinstated your Form I-130. If it hasn’t been reinstated, include either a request for humanitarian reinstatement or an explanation that your request for humanitarian reinstatement is currently pending with USCIS.

        Include the fees for each Form I-131 you’re filing. If you’re eligible for a fee waiver, also submit Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver, with supporting documentation.

        Submit Form I-134, Affidavit of Support, for each relative and include the requested documentation, such as financial statements that demonstrate you will support your relative financially while they’re in the United States. Include Form I-134 for each additional financial sponsor (if needed).

        If an attorney or accredited representative helped you prepare your Form I-131, submit a completed Form G-28, Notice of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative, along with your Form I-131.

        Send all materials to:
        P.O. Box 8500
        Chicago, IL 60680-4120

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