Immigrant Visas

The U.S. Embassy in Havana is currently offering full immigrant visa services. The U.S. Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana remains the designated processing post for immigrant visa services for Cuban applicants whose cases have already been scheduled there.  For additional information on the availability of all consular services at U.S. Embassy in Havana, please see this Embassy webpage.

If you already received an appointment notice for an interview at U.S. Embassy Georgetown or U.S. Embassy Havana, please follow the instructions on your appointment letter. 

If you missed your appointment in Guyana, your immigrant visa will NOT be processed at the Embassy in Havana. You can reschedule your missed appointment in Guyana through your registered account at

If you have not yet received an appointment notice for an interview from the National Visa Center (NVC), NVC will send you an appointment notice for your visa interview at U.S. Embassy Havana, noting the date, time, and other requirements for your visa interview.  Please contact NVC through the Ask NVC online contact form for your updated status.    

If you have questions about your case or need processing assistance, please contact NVC through the Ask NVC online inquiry form.

If you already had your visa interview, follow the specific instructions you received at the end of your interview.

If U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has not yet approved your petition(s), please review the status of your petition by visiting or the USCIS Contact Center at

To apply for an immigrant visa, a foreign citizen seeking to immigrate generally must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident immediate relative(s), or prospective U.S. employer, and have an approved petition before applying for an immigrant visa.  The sponsor begins the process by filing a petition on the foreign citizen’s behalf with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  Once USCIS has approved your petition and you have completed pre-processing with the National Visa Center (NVC), or if you have been selected in the Diversity Visa Lottery and completed processing with the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC), review the instructions given to you by the NVC or the KCC.  Also, review the information presented on this website for further guidance and instructions.

You may wish to review our Directory of Visa Categories to learn about the different types of immigrant visas to the United States, including the Diversity Visa Program.  Then, follow the steps for the Immigrant Visa Process or the Diversity Visa Process to begin applying for an immigrant visa.

Cuba Parole Programs

Parole is a special type of admission to the United States and is a discretionary program administered by USCIS.  USCIS has resumed operations in Havana and processing pending applications under the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program (CFRP).

For updates about the resumption of the CFRP Program, please visit this page. The Consular Section DOES NOT have information about CFRP cases and may not respond to such inquiries.

Immigrant Visas