No Immediate Change to Consular Services at the U.S. Embassy in Havana

The Spokesperson for the Department of State, Ned Price stated on May 16 that “…we will reinstate the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program (CFRP) and further increase consular services and visa processing, making it possible for more Cubans to reunite with their families in the United States through regular immigration channels.” Please note, however, that there is no immediate change to the consular services that the U.S. Embassy in Havana is providing in terms of processing applications for immigrant visas or other benefits to reside in the United States.

On May 3, 2022, the U.S. Embassy in Havana resumed limited immigrant visa processing with priority given to applications from parents of U.S. citizens (IR-5 category).  Applicants must appear at the Embassy by appointment only.  The Consular Section of the Embassy in Havana will continue to provide essential services to U.S. citizens and limited processing of emergency nonimmigrant visas. As the Consular Section of the Embassy begins to provide other services in Havana, we will provide additional information through the Embassy website: