U.S. to Process Visas For Cubans in Guyana

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Department of State says it will begin processing visas for Cuban nationals at its Georgetown, Guyana, Embassy.

visa 12The State Department said that as of April 1, it “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,” it said.

The first interviews are scheduled for June.

“As we transition immigrant visa operations for Cuban nationals to Guyana, we will continue to communicate with applicants, so they have current information,” the State Department noted. “No applicants should make travel plans until they have a scheduled visa interview appointment.”

Since January, the State Department said immigrant visa interview appointments for Cuban nationals had been scheduled at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia. Cuban nationals do not need a visa to travel to Guyana.