U.S. Embassy in Havana Resumes Full Visa Processing

New applicants no longer have to go to Guyana for processing interviews.

The U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba, resumed its full immigrant visa processing services this week. The embassy first announced the reopening in September 2022, saying that they are doing so to “ensure safe, legal, and orderly migration of Cubans.” 

Dozens of Cubans waited in line in front of the embassy to attend appointments that, for some, were years in the making.

State Department spokesperson Ned Price stated, “This is a significant step in the restoration of consular services in Havana. It means all Cuban immigrant visa applicants scheduled for interviews starting this month will no longer have to travel to Georgetown, Guyana, where processing was taking place.“

He added, “We have consistently said that we seek to find practical ways to support the Cuban people. … this visa processing, much of it is directed in very practical ways to support the Cuban people, including through family reunification. That has been a focus of our visa processing since the start of this administration. It will continue to be a focus now.“

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his administration as they address immigration.
  • For U.S. immigration officials and staff who are processing migration applications.
  • For the people of Cuba who have been seeking asylum in the United States.

Sources: State Department, Reuters


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