Filipino World II Veterans

Parole Program (FWVP)

About FWVP

The Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Policy offers certain beneficiaries of approved

family-based immigrant visa petition the opportunity to request a discretionary grant of parole.

Parole is not a visa; however, it allows the veterans' children to enter the United States and to work temporarily. 

 

The main purpose of the Parole Program for Filipino World War II Veterans is to allow their children to come to the United States in order to provide them the care they need.While on parole, the children of Filipino World War II Veterans can stay in the United States until their priority date becomes current.

Who are the beneficiaries of the parole policy?

Children of Filipino World War II Veterans and their derivative spouses, and children below 21-years-old. The parole policy extends to the grandchildren of the Filipino Veterans. 

Cases Covered by FWVP

Types of cases covered by the Veterans Parole Policy are those with approved petitions filed by:

1. A Filipino Veteran who is still alive and residing in the United States.

2. Deceased Filipino Veteran, who resided and died in the United States.

3. A widow of a Filipino Veteran who is still alive and residing in the United States.

4. A deceased widow of a Filipino Veteran who resided and died in the United States.

5. When both parents of a beneficiary of an approved petition are deceased, s/he may self-petition. An additional requirement of a "Visa Reinstatement" based on humanitarian concern is required in this case. 

Document Checklist 

  • Copy of the approved petition

    • Issued by the United States Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) with a priority Date.​

  • Proof of Veteran Status​​

    • Official Discharge Paper​

    • DD214

  • Proof of Citizenship 

    • Certificate of Naturalization ​

  • Marriage Certificate of Child 

    • Certified copy from the National Statistics Office (NSO)​

  • Birth Certificate of Child 

    • Certified copy from the National Statistics Office (NSO)​

  • Proof of Support 

For more information, visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services page here

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