Holidays and Closures

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Overview

The U.S. Embassy observes both U.S. and Cuban holidays and will be closed on those dates. The visa application services call center also observes U.S. and Cuban holidays and will also be closed on those dates.

U.S. Embassy Dates of Closure

The U.S. Embassy in Havana has suspended most routine visa services due to the ordered departure of non-emergency personnel.

Please note that while Immigrant Visa processing is designated to take place in Bogota, Colombia, Cuban applicants for nonimmigrant visas who do not meet the one of the criteria below may apply at any U.S. embassy or consulate. To submit a routine nonimmigrant visa application, please visit www.ustraveldocs.com or www.usembassy.gov to schedule an interview at any other U.S. embassy or consulate. Please note that nonimmigrant Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fees (also known as visa application fees) are non-refundable and non-transferable to another person or for use in another country. However, the MRV fee is valid and may be used for a visa application in Havana within one year of the date of payment.

Visa appointments at U.S. Embassy Havana are only available to applicants under the following circumstances:

* Individuals applying for diplomatic or official (A/G) visas;

* The visa applicant has a life-threatening condition requiring medical treatment in the United States. This requires a letter from a physician or medical facility in the United States, stating they are willing to treat your specific ailment and detailing the projected length and cost of treatment (including hospitalization fees, and all medical-related expenses).

If you meet one of the circumstances above, please contact havanaconsularinfo@state.gov  in order to make an appointment with U.S. Embassy Havana.