Guyana’s U.S. Embassy to now conduct Cuban immigrants’ interviews


From June, Cubans who are intending to live in the U.S. will have to travel to Guyana to be interviewed by the local U.S. Embassy.

Local U.S. Embassy to now conduct Cuban immigrants’ interviews – Apr 03, 2018  – Kaieteur News

The U.S. Department of State has announced that it has shifted the appointment and interviewing of Cuban immigrants to its local embassy in Georgetown.    

In the announcement last week, the department disclosed that since January, immigrant visa interview appointments for Cuban nationals have been scheduled at the U.S. Embassy, in Bogota, Colombia.

The decision to halt the processing of Cuban immigrants to the U.S. in Havana was due to a drawdown in staffing in Cuba to protect the safety of personnel.

“On April 1, we will begin transferring current immigrant visa applications and scheduling immigrant visa interviews for Cuban nationals at U.S. Embassy Georgetown, Guyana.

Guyana will then be the primary site for processing immigrant visa applications for Cubans. The first interviews will take place in June.”
According to the Department of State, as it transitions immigrant visa operations for Cuban nationals to Guyana, it will continue to communicate with applicants, so they have current information.

“No applicants should make travel plans until they have a scheduled visa interview appointment.”

In determining an alternative location, now Georgetown, Guyana, the department said it considered a number of factors including availability of flights, visa requirements, space to accommodate additional applicant files, and availability of staff.

“Cubans do not need a visa to travel to Guyana. As before, Cuban applicants for routine non-immigrant visas may apply at any U.S. embassy or consulate outside Cuba.”

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  • Clyde Duncan  On 04/06/2018 at 12:08 am

    This could be the start of something: – ‘A Little Havana’ in El Dorado ?!?!!!

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