In early March 2022, the U.S. Embassy in Havana announced that it would initiate the limited resumption of immigrant visa services in Havana, returning immigrant visas to Cuba from Georgetown, Guyana, where they have been processed since 2017.
Now, an official timeline has been provided regarding the resumption of most immigrant visa services. Per Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Rena Bitter, the U.S. Embassy in Havana “will resume full immigrant visa processing beginning on January 4, 2023, to include immediate relative, family preference, and Diversity Visas.” Fiancée visas are also included in the services that will be resumed in January.
Until then, the U.S. Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana will continue processing immigrant visa cases through the end of the year. Anyone originally scheduled for a consular interview in Georgetown will still be required to attend their interview there as these cases will not be transferred from Georgetown to Havana.
The U.S. Embassy in Havana is expected to expand the services it provides in the near future, including resumption of Cuban Family Reunification Parole process. Updates can be found on the Embassy’s website.
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