Limited Resumption of Immigrant Visa Processing in Havana

Last Updated: April 6, 2022

Beginning in May 2022, U.S. Embassy Havana will resume immigrant visa services on a limited basis for applicants in the IR-5 category (Parent of a U.S. Citizen).  This change is part of the broader expansion of the Embassy’s functions to facilitate diplomatic and civil society engagement and to provide consular services.  As we work to expand services, U.S. Embassy Georgetown in Guyana will remain the primary processing location for all other Cuban immigrant visa applicants.

IR-5 applicants who are notified after April 1, 2022 that their case is ready to be processed will have their interview scheduled at Embassy Havana, not Embassy Georgetown.  IR-5 applicants who were notified prior to April 1, 2022 that their case was ready to be processed will be interviewed at Embassy Georgetown.  Due to resource constraints, neither the U.S. Embassy in Havana nor the U.S. Embassy in Georgetown will be able to assist with requests to transfer cases.

We will continue to evaluate, as conditions permit, further expansion of visa processing in Havana.  Embassy Havana’s Consular Section will continue to provide essential American Citizens Services and limited emergency nonimmigrant visa processing.  Please continue to review the embassy’s website for updates at