Announcement on the Currency Accepted for Consular & USCIS Services

Announcement U.S. Embassy Havana Havana, Cuba January 31, 2023 Beginning March 1, 2023 the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, will only accept payment in U.S. currency for all Consular and USCIS services. The Embassy will no longer accept Cuban pesos. This includes payment for any U.S. citizen, visa, or parole services completed at the U.S. …

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U.S. Embassy Havana & Saxophonist Ted Nash in the Fábrica de Arte Cubano

U.S. Embassy Havana Press Release Havana, Cuba January 29, 2023 Today, the U.S. Embassy in Havana supported a concert featuring American saxophonist, Ted Nash, at the Fábrica de Arte Cubano. During the concert, Nash appeared with Cuban pianist Alejandro Falcón, and his band Cubadentro as part of the Havana International Jazz Festival. Their performance marked …

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Parole Process | FAQs

PAROLE PROCESS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR CUBANS U.S. EMBASSY HAVANA How is the Cuban Family Reunification Program (CFRP) different than the new parole process?   The Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program (CFRP) allows immigrant visa beneficiaries with an approved immigrant visa petition filed by a qualifying family member to come to the United States without waiting for an immigrant visa …

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U.S. Embassy Havana Hosts the Cuban American Youth Orchestra (CAYO)

U.S. Embassy Havana Press Release Havana, Cuba January 20, 2023 On January 19, the U.S. Embassy in Havana hosted a performance by the Cuban American Youth Orchestra (CAYO) at the residence of the Chargé d’Affaires. The program highlighted the strong cultural ties between the United States and Cuba, and featured a rousing performance, where both …

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Information on the Parole Application Process

Yesterday, the Biden Administration announced processes through which nationals of Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, and their immediate family members, may request to come to the United States in a safe and orderly way through a parole program. Cubans who fail to apply for the parole program and who attempt to cross the U.S. southern …

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DHS Continues to Prepare for End of Title 42; Announces New Border Enforcement Measures and Additional Safe and Orderly Processes

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues to prepare for the end of the Title 42 public health order, which is currently the subject of multiple court orders, and a return to processing all noncitizens under the Department’s Title 8 immigration authorities. To that end, DHS today announced new border enforcement measures to …

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Remarks by President Biden on Border Security and Enforcement

Roosevelt Room 11:54 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Hi, everybody. Sorry to keep you waiting. There’s a lot going on. Today, I’d like to — the Vice President and I would like to talk you about how my administration is dealing with our situation in the southwest border. Now, these actions alone that I’m going to …

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FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces New Border Enforcement Actions

New Measures Leverage Success of Venezuela Enforcement Initiative to Limit Disorderly and Unsafe Migration While the courts have prevented the Title 42 public health order from lifting for now, the Biden-Harris Administration today is announcing new enforcement measures to increase security at the border and reduce the number of individuals crossing unlawfully between ports of …

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Resumption of Visa Services

U.S. Embassy Havana, Cuba December 30, 2022 Press Release The United States is working to ensure safe, legal, and orderly migration of Cubans by expanding consular operations in Havana and restarting the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program (CFRP). As previously announced, beginning January 4, 2023, the U.S. Embassy in Havana will resume full immigrant visa …

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Statement by the Department of Homeland Security on Supreme Court Title 42 Order

Department of Homeland Security Release Date: December 27, 2022 As required by today’s Supreme Court order, the Title 42 public health order will remain in effect and individuals who attempt to enter the United States unlawfully will continue to be expelled to Mexico or their home country. People should not listen to the lies of smugglers …

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Interview Appointment Rescheduling

Due to scheduling adjustments, the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba has rescheduled all interviews originally scheduled on January 3rd, 2023, to December 29th, 2022. For those applicants with interviews scheduled on January 3rd, please check your email for more information on the new appointment.

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Statement from President Biden on Political Prisoners in Cuba

The White House December 9, 2022 As we look forward to honoring Human Rights Day this Saturday, December 10th, I once again call for the release of the hundreds of political prisoners in Cuba who remain in detention following the July 11, 2021 protests. In the face of oppression, these protestors bravely exercised their fundamental freedoms, …

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Migration Talks with the Government of Cuba

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 15, 2022 On November 15, U.S. and Cuban officials met in Havana to discuss the implementation of the U.S.-Cuba Migration Accords. This is the second session in 2022 of these semiannual bilateral discussions on migration, reflecting a commitment by both countries to regularly review the implementation of the …

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Visit of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service Director Jaddou and Assistant Secretary of State Bitter to Havana

Statement U.S. Embassy Havana Havana, Cuba November 10, 2022 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ur Mendoza Jaddou and Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Rena Bitter traveled with a delegation to Havana, Cuba, from November 8-10.  In Havana, Director Jaddou discussed the resumption of Cuban Family Reunification Parole processing at U.S. Embassy Havana …

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Explanation of Vote After the Vote on a UN General Assembly Resolution on the Cuba Embargo

John Kelley Political Counselor New York, New York November 3, 2022 Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you members of the General Assembly. The United States remains committed to the Cuban people in their pursuit of freedom, prosperity, and a future with greater dignity. We are focused on the political and economic wellbeing of the …

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U.S. Support for Hurricane Ian Recovery Efforts in Cuba

U.S. Department of State Ned Price, Department Spokesperson Press Statement October 18, 2022 Following the devastating impact of Hurricane Ian, the United States is providing to the Cuban people critical humanitarian aid to trusted international partners working directly with Cubans whose communities were devastated by the storm.  The United States, through the U.S. Agency for …

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U.S. Embassy in Havana Prepares for Full Resumption of Immigrant Visa Services in Cuba, Will Accelerate Processing of Cuban Family Reunification

September 21, 2022 U.S. Embassy in Havana Prepares for Full Resumption of Immigrant Visa Services in Cuba, Will Accelerate Processing of Cuban Family Reunification Consistent with our commitments under the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection to facilitate safe, orderly, humane, and regular migration, the United States is today announcing an expansion of regular …

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Homeland Security Task Force Southeast partners increase illegal migration enforcement patrols in Florida Straits, Caribbean

MIAMI — Homeland Security Task Force – Southeast enhanced its operational posture and readiness to address a recent increase in irregular maritime migration originating from the Bahamas and Cuba through the Florida Straits, from Haiti through the Windward Pass, and from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico through the Mona Pass. Task Force partners are …

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USCIS Resumes Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program Operations

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is resuming operations under the Cuban Family Reunification Parole (CFRP) program, beginning with pending CFRP program applications. USCIS has begun to mail interview notices to CFRP program petitioners with instructions for the beneficiary interview. On Aug. 18, USCIS began conducting interviews at the U.S. Embassy Havana. USCIS has limited …

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Consular Services Available at U.S. Embassy Havana

Thank you for your interest in consular services and travel to the United States!  Many services are now available, and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we prepare to resume others.  For information on the limited resumption of immigrant visa services, please read more here . The current status of services at the Consular Section of the …

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Remarks by Vice President Pence During a Protocolary Meeting at the Organization of American States

Remarks by Vice President Pence During a Protocolary Meeting at the Organization of American States Issued on: May 7, 2018 Organization of American States Washington, D.C. 2:05 P.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT: Ambassador Gonzalez, Secretary General Almagro, Ambassador Trujillo, permanent representatives, distinguished members of Congress, ambassadors, all of our honored guests, it is my great …

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Update to Immigrant Visa Processing for Cuban Nationals

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  MEDIA NOTE March 29, 2018 Update to Immigrant Visa Processing for Cuban Nationals Since January, immigrant visa interview appointments for Cuban nationals have been scheduled at U.S. Embassy Bogota.  This was due to a drawdown in staffing in Cuba to protect the safety of …

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End of Ordered Departure at U.S. Embassy Havana

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE March 2, 2018 End of Ordered Departure at U.S. Embassy Havana The U.S. Embassy in Havana has operated under ordered departure status since September 29, 2017, due to health attacks affecting U.S. Embassy Havana employees.  It will reach the maximum allowable days …

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United States and Cuba Meet to Combat Trafficking in Persons

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release                                                                                MEDIA NOTE  February 14, 2018 United States and Cuba Meet to Combat Trafficking in Persons The United States and Cuba held a series of meetings this week in Washington, D.C., to coordinate their efforts to combat trafficking in persons. On February 13, the …

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Inaugural Meeting of the Cuba Internet Task Force

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Media Note February 7, 2018 Inaugural Meeting of the Cuba Internet Task Force As directed in President Trump’s June 16, 2017 National Security Presidential Memorandum “Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba,” the Department of State convened a Cuba Internet Task Force composed of U.S. …

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson – On U.S. Engagement in the Western Hemisphere

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas February 1, 2018 SECRETARY TILLERSON:  Thank you, thank you so much.  And thank you, Greg, for that very kind, warm introduction, inviting me back home today.  And I want to thank those at the Clements Center of National Security and the …

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