The Fil-Am Community led by Ma.Consuelo Almonte, planning collaboration with Philippine Consulate of NY, Consul Carino, and Medicare Philippines. Eric Lachica on the Filipino World War II Veterans Parole (FWVP) June, 2016



ARMS for Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program  (Administration, Registration, Management, Services)



A project of the Philippine Community Center Services for Aging (PCCSA)

In collaboration with the Philippine Consulate New York and USMedicarePH.org



  • Philippine Consulate of NY
  • Senator Charles Schumer "Family Reunification offers to assist veteran's kins to apply for parole"


Consuelo Almonte joins Social Security Administration Regional Public Affairs Officer Everett M. Lo, US Citizenship and Immigration Services Community Relations Officer Shyconia Burden-Noten, and Philippine Consulate Deputy Consul General Kira D. Azucena

TELECONFERENCE November 15, 2016

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites 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 will provide an overview of updates to the FWVP program that were published on our website at www.uscis.gov/FWVP and answer your 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. 

To register for this teleconference:

  • Visit our registration page to confirm your participation
  • Enter your email address and select “Submit”
  • Select “Subscriber Preferences”
  • Select the “Event Registration” tab
  • Provide your full name and organization, if any
  • Complete the questions and select “Submit”

If you have any questions, or have not received an email confirmation within two business days, please email us at Public.Engagement@uscis.dhs.gov.