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Biden Administration Expands Support to the Cuban People

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON MAY 16, 2022 The Administration’s policy towards Cuba continues to focus first and foremost on support for the Cuban people, including their human rights and their political and economic well-being. Today, the Administration announced measures to further support the Cuban people, providing them additional tools to pursue a life ...
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Security Alert: Explosion at Saratoga Hotel in Old Havana

Location:  Havana, Cuba Event:  U.S. Embassy Havana is closely following reports of an explosion at the Saratoga Hotel in Old Havana on May 6, 2022.  Initial reports indicate that it is linked to an accidental gas leak. We will continue to provide information to U.S. citizens in the area through Alerts, our Embassy website, and ...
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Updates on Immigrant Visa Processing in Guyana

The U.S. Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana is a regional immigrant visa processing center for applicants from Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and Cuba. We heard the calls to increase immigrant visa processing in Guyana due to extended visa wait times as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In recent months, the U.S. Embassy in Guyana has ...
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Havana Immigrant Visa Processing FAQs

Q. Is the U.S. Embassy in Havana open for visa processing? In May 2022, the U.S. Embassy in Havana will resume limited immigrant visa processing by prioritizing applicants in the IR-5 (parent of U.S. citizen) category. This change is part of the broader expansion of the Embassy’s functions to facilitate diplomatic and civil society engagement ...
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