News & Events

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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Health Alert for U.S. Citizens in Cuba on Dengue Fever

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Havana (30 August 2022) Location: Cuba Event: A surge of dengue fever has been confirmed in Cuba. Dengue is spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito, specifically the Aedes species (Ae. aegypti or Ae. albopictus). Actions to Take:  Use  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents with one of the active ingredients:  DEET, Picaridin (known as KBR 3023 and Picaridin outside the ...
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Absentee Ballots

As the November 8, 2022, midterm election approaches, U.S. Embassy Havana encourages voters overseas to return their completed ballots as early as possible.  Eligible voters can return ballots in several ways: Some states allow you to return your completed ballot by email or fax. Please check with your state election website for details. If your state ...
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Hurricane Season General Advisory

Hurricane season in Cuba normally runs from June to November. It includes heavy rains, and possible flash floods and landslides. Hurricanes may result in disruption of power, communications, water supplies, and potentially flights to and from Cuba. If you plan to travel to Cuba during hurricane season you should consider the following preparations: Sign up ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Havana

Location: Worldwide Event:  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for  Monkeypox in Multiple Countries . The World Health Organization has determined the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox   is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern ( click here  to view the WHO’s determination ). Actions to Take: Travelers should AVOID  :  Close contact with sick people, including those with skin lesions or ...
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Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy Havana, Cuba – September 25, 2022

Location:  Western and Central provinces of Cuba Event:  Tropical Storm Ian is projected to develop into a major Hurricane and pass over Cuba beginning Monday morning, September 26.  This storm is expected to bring significant rainfall and wind that may result in life-threatening flooding, flash flooding, and storm surge.  Countrywide impacts are expected but the ...
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