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United States and Cuba to Hold Third Bilateral Commission Meeting in Havana, Cuba

The United States and Cuba will hold the third Bilateral Commission in Havana, Cuba on Monday, May 16. Following the successful visit of President Obama to Havana in March 2016, Secretary Kerry asked Ambassador Kristie Kenney, the Counselor of the U.S. Department of State, to lead the delegation. The Secretary places a top priority on ...
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Fees for Consular Services

The fee for processing an application for Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship is increasing to reflect the true cost of providing this service. The Department seeks to recover, as far as possible, the cost of providing consular services through the collection of consular fees.  The Department regularly reviews these costs and adjusts fees as necessary to ...
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Hurricane Preparedness

American citizens who are planning to be in Cuba during hurricane season should consider the potential dangers and inconveniences associated with hurricanes and should devise an emergency plan before a storm’s arrival. Even inland areas far from coastlines can experience destructive winds and flooding. Hurricane damage is typically caused by storm surge, high winds, heavy rain, ...
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Updates to the List of Eligible Imports Produced by Independent Cuban Entrepreneurs

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 22, 2016 Today, the U.S. Department of State updated its “Section 515.582 List,” which sets forth the goods and services produced by independent Cuban entrepreneurs that are authorized to be imported into the United States pursuant to Section 515.582 of the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR). ...
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