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Newsline: U.S. Embassy in Havana to start processing immigrant visas next January

The U.S. embassy in Havana announced that the full processing of immigrant visas will resume in Cuba on January 4, 2023. Deputy Minister Carlos Fernandez spoke with the Assistant Secretary of the Department of State for Consular Affairs, Rena Bitter, and the Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Ur Mendoza Jaddou, on immigration and consular issues. According to the Cuban Foreign Ministry, both sides noted the importance of the resumption of consular services in Havana, including the processing of non-immigrant visas. (https://www.radiohc.cu/en/noticias/nacionales/304463-us-embassy-in-havana-to-start-processing-immigrant-visas) Last April, migration talks were held between Cuba and the United States to review compliance with bilateral agreements and the mutual commitment to guarantee a regular, safe, and orderly migration.

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