Cuban Adjustment Law

Practice Areas

Citizenship and NaturalizationCitizenship and Naturalization
Residence or Green CardResidence or Green Card
Family-Based PetitionFamily-Based Petition
Employment-Based PetitionsEmployment-Based Petitions
Labor certification an national interest waiverLabor certification and national interest waiver
Cuban Adjustment LawCuban Adjustment Law
Temporary Protected Status (TPS)Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
Adjustment of StatusAdjustment of Status
Work permitWork permit
Nonimmigrant VisasNonimmigrant Visas
Business visas (E1- E2 – L1) and derivativesBusiness visas (E1- E2 – L1)
Student visasStudent visas
Change of StatusChange of Status

The Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA) is a law that was passed in 1966 and is a tool that allows Cuban citizens to legally migrate and reside in the United States.

This law is very beneficial in terms of the requirements and the processing times required, which are shorter than other options, but like any door or path to residency, it is at the discretion of USCIS and they are not required to extend residency. Each case is treated independently and evaluated according to the requirements to qualify for this option.


Be a Cuban native or citizen and be able to reliably prove it.
Have been inspected and admitted at the borders or have obtained a parole.
Meet the eligibility requirements to obtain permanent residence.
Have resided in the United States for 1 year before filing Form I485.
Be within the United States when Form I485 is filed.

How to prove Cuban citizenship?

It can be proven with a passport, a nationality certificate, or a birth certificate.

What reasons can prevent us from being eligible?

Possess criminal cases or records.
Some health problems.
National security grounds.

Even if you have any of the causes of inadmissibility, you can request an exemption to be eligible.