U.S. Embassy in Havana Prepares for Limited Resumption of Immigrant Visa Services

The U.S. Embassy in Havana will initiate limited resumption of some immigrant visa services, as part of the broader expansion of the Embassy’s functions to facilitate diplomatic and civil society engagement and to expand the provision of consular services.  As we work toward this goal, Embassy Georgetown in Guyana will remain the primary processing location for Cuban immigrant visa applicants.  In addition to the resumption of some immigrant visa services, Embassy Havana’s Consular Section will continue to provide essential American Citizens Services and limited emergency non-immigrant visa processing.  We will provide further information as it becomes available, and we encourage you to visit the U.S. Embassy Havana’s website for the most updated information. 


When we begin limited immigrant visa processing at Embassy Havana, we will work with the National Visa Center to schedule a limited number of immigrant visa appointments for applicants whose information is documentarily complete. Applicants will be seen by appointment only.  During the transition period, the National Visa Center will schedule applicants for appointments at either the U.S. Embassy in Havana or at the U.S. Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana, depending on operational needs.  Processing of applicants at Embassy Georgetown will continue.  Applicants do not need to contact the Embassies in Havana or in Georgetown as they will be notified directly with their appointment information.   


Immigrant visa services serve as a safe and legal pathway for family reunifications.  The U.S. Embassy in Havana looks forward to scheduling limited appointments for some categories of immigrant visas as soon as feasible, while also prioritizing all routine services to U.S. citizens, such as passport services, Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) applications, and voting services.   


For guidance on COVID-19 safety requirements during appointments and for additional information, please see the visas and U.S. citizens services tab on the Embassy’s website here:  https://cu.usembassy.gov/