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In Cuba almost every cuban is part of the PCC (Communist Party of Cuba) but they are afraid to come clean on the interview every time the question pops up. They are afraid their visa gets denied if they say they are part of it.

What's the best option, come clean or tell a white lie?

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Maybe the little white lie is that everyone is a member of the PCC? <_<

Actually, looking through VJ, there seems to be similar concern with the Chinese Communist Party.

Take a look at this link:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/439586-how-to-approach-ds-230-question-about-communist-affiliations/

Ryan H.'s response seems like it would apply to you.

Good luck!

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Some cubans are part of the PCC not because they like it, want it or believe in it but sometimes is a matter of keep their jobs.. I know that from experience.

With the Castros it's more like: Either you are with me or against me.

Edited by khaleesi_719

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I figured, hence my "white lie" coment.

The link I sent you has a comment that includes the following:

Below are some exceptions to being affiliated with or a member of a communist organization or government.

  • If the membership is or was involuntary, solely under the age of 16, by operation of law or for the purpose of obtaining employment, food rations or other essential of living. OR
  • The membership or affiliation terminated at least 2 years before application for admission and the applicant is not a threat to US security. OR
  • The Attorney General grants a waiver to a USC spouse for “humanitarian purposes” to assure family unity or when it is otherwise in the public interest if the applicant is not a threat to the security of the US.

From what I gather, you are better off telling the truth and have a written explanation as to why you are a part of the PCC. You will have to accept the fact though, that it will put your Visa under Administrative Processing and await an advisory opinion.

The alternative would be to hope your white lie is never found out...

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*** Country-specific thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Caribbean regional subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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