On Wednesday, June 08, 2016, the Filipino World War II Veterans Parole (FWVP) Program takes effect. This program allows certain Filipino World War II veteran family members an opportunity to receive a grant of parole on a case-by-case basis. If these family members are approved for parole they will be able to come to the United States before their immigrant visas are available. They will also be able to apply for work authorization.
USCIS has created a Web Page, “Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program“, with more detailed information.
The web page provides additional information on:
• Program eligibility;
• Requesting parole under the FWVP Program;
• Processing your application;
• Beneficiary interview;
• Post-interview process;
• What it means to be a parolee; and • Protecting yourself from fraud.
Source of Information:
USCIS.gov, 6/7/16, Web Page:
Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program
USCIS.gov, 5/9/16, News Release:
USCIS to Implement Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program
USCIS Videos (YouTube):
USCIS Video (English):
Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program Announcement
USCIS Video (Filipino):
Balita tungkol sa Programang Parole para sa mga Pilipinong Beterano ng World War II
The Beacon (USCIS Blog), posted 9/16/16:
A Salute to Three Proud Filipino WWII Veterans