Returning Resident Visa

United States Lawful Permanent Residents who are unable to return to the United States in a period of one year or more, for reasons beyond their control, may contact the U.S. Embassy by sending an email to the Consular Unit at or by telephone on (+53) 7839-4152. The applicants will receive information about how to proceed.

The applicant must provide evidence that shows the following:

  • The applicant had lawful permanent resident status at the time of departure from the United States.
  • The applicant departed from the United States with the intention of returning and has not abandoned this intention; and
  • The applicant is returning to the United States from a temporary visit abroad and the applicant’s failure to return to the United States was caused by reasons beyond the applicant’s control and for which the applicant was not responsible. The circumstance that caused the applicant to remain in Cuba must have occurred within the first year of the applicant’s stay and continued until the present time.