I'm a US Citizen. My cousin is also a US citizen, but her mother was born in Cuba and she has an aunt and cousins there.
My question is, can I travel with her LEGALLY from the US, as a "family visit."
I've read up on the regulations below, but I'm not sure if I qualify. Obviously, under the text below my cousin qualifies...but do I qualify to accompany her? It says a companion who shares a dwelling with a visitor as a family is allowed...would I be under that, or would that mean I'd have to live with her to be able to count under the general license?:
"Section 515.561(a) sets forth general licenses authorizing a person (the “f amily visitor”) to visit a close relative who is a national of Cuba or who is a U.S. Government employee assigned to the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Cuba. A “close relativ e” is defined as any indivi dual related to a person (in this context, the family visitor) by blood, marriage, or adoption who is no more than three generations removed from that person or from a common ancestor with that person. See 31 C.F.R. § 515.339. In addition, the section authorizes any pe rson who shares a common dwelling as a family with a family visitor to accompany the family visito r on such a visit. A family visitor may engage in transactions ordinarily incident to travel and additional transactions di rectly incident to visiting a close relative."