Subcategory: Battered Spouse or Former Spouse

REQUIREMENT 1. You are not a Cuban native or citizen.

REQUIREMENT 2. Your spouse (or former spouse) meets the requirements of the CAA.

REQUIREMENT 3. Your marriage either is not terminated or was terminated (by divorce, annulment, death, etc.) not more than 2 years ago.

REQUIREMENT 4. You have resided with your Cuban spouse at some point during the marriage.

REQUIREMENT 5. You were inspected and admitted or paroled after January 1, 1959.

REQUIREMENT 6. You have been physically present in the U.S. for at least one year at the time you file your application.


Is a job offer in the U.S. required? - No.
Is Labor Certification required? - No.
Is Prevailing Wage Determination required? - No.
Is proficiency in English required? - No.
Is a minimum education required? - No.
Is a minimum or maximum age required? - No.
Is an Affidavit of Support required? - No.
Is a proof of funds to start life in the U.S. required? - No.
Can your family members get green cards as derivative beneficiaries? - Yes.

1. Authoritative sources directly relevant to this category (in general-to-specific order):

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