Due to damage sustained during Hurricane Irma, the Embassy will limit consular services until further notice. Visa interviews scheduled for September 7-22 are being rescheduled.

The Embassy will not receive documents or return passports, visas, or other documents until further notice.

The area around the U.S. Embassy in Havana suffered severe flood damage. Do not attempt to come to the Embassy at this time.

AMERICAN CITIZEN SERVICES: The Embassy is only offering emergency services at this time. More information is available at

NONIMMIGRANT VISAS: Nonimmigrant visa applicants that were scheduled for September 7-22 will be notified by the Visa Information Service of their new interview date and time at the email address of contact provided when scheduling the appointment. If you do not receive an email notification before September 22 or if you want to confirm or reschedule your appointment, please access your profile at

IMMIGRANT VISAS AND PAROLE DOCUMENTS: Immigrant visa and parole applicants that were scheduled for appointments September 11-21, the National Visa Center is attempting to call all petitioners/agents of record to inform them of cancellation. Interviews will be held November 13-30.


Starting November 1, 2016, eye glasses will no longer be allowed in visa photos.  For further details on photo requirements please visit:


All information required on this site refers exclusively to the applicant who is requesting a visa at the U.S. Embassy. If you are a relative helping with the process, please fill out the forms with biographic information of the person who will be applying for a visa. Do not populate any field with your own information as this will cause a major delay in the processing.


If you are a citizen of a Visa Waiver Program partner but unable to travel to the United States under that program, you should apply for a non-immigrant visa at least three months in advance of your desired travel. If you do not have imminent travel plans, you should pay the non-immigrant visa application fee, fill out the DS-160 non-immigrant visa application form at, and schedule a visa appointment. If your travel is imminent, you may also request an expedited visa appointment. Please include in your request the date and purpose of your travel, as well as a copy of any U.S. Customs and Border Protection message you may have received regarding your ESTA status.

More information about restrictions to travel under the Visa Waiver Program, including the requirement for an electronic passport, is available at


As of November 29, 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports are required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application through the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before travelling to the United States. This update must be done every two years, or upon getting a new passport or B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa, whichever occurs first. 

EVUS enrollment is available at There is currently no fee for EVUS enrollment.  Until a fee is implemented, travelers can enroll in EVUS without charge. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will keep visa holders informed of new information



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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Cuba. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Havana.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Cuba.