USCIS issues a policy alert based on changes to the Adjudicator’s Field Manual relating to adjustment of status under the Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA). This guidance clarifies examples of documents that applicants can submit as proof of their Cuban citizenship or nativity for purposes of adjustment of status based on the CAA. [ID #651]
Previously, acceptable evidence of Cuban citizenship generally included “a Cuban Civil Registry document issued in Havana.” However, a birth certificate issued by the Civil Registry or a Cuban consular certificate documenting an individual’s birth outside of Cuba to at least one Cuban parent is not sufficient to establish Cuban citizenship. This remains true even if the birth or consular certificate states the individual to whom the certificate was issued is a Cuban citizen.
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