Consulate United States In Cuba It will begin issuing visas in a limited and gradual manner, having closed for more than four years due to the withdrawal of most diplomatic staff in Havana, Slightly alleviating the headache that this procedure represents for Cubans.
“We are very pleased to be able to announce that United States He said that in Havana will begin a limited resumption of some immigrant visa services, as part of the gradual expansion ” of its functions Thursday Timothy Zuniga-BrownActing embassy, without giving a specific date.
The Commission reduced its staff to a minimum in September 2017, when the Republican government Donald Trump He said the mysterious health incidents, described as sonic attacks, affected his diplomats in 2016 and 2017 and were later reported at other embassies around the world.
The closure of the consulate was a major blow to Cubans who were forced to travel to a third country, such as Colombia And Guyana, To request the document.
Zichiga-Brown He explained that in principle the consulate will schedule appointments only for immigrant visas for those who have submitted their full documents, but that in the transition period “the main place of processing for visa applicants” will be Georgetown, Guyana.
On the streets of Havana, people were waiting for news.
He said the interruption of consular services “affected a lot of people economically “because” the visa was taken there in Guyana Armelida Bartol Armen48-year-old economic worker.
“It’s better to go out here, Cubans don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a visa,” she said, estimating that 98% of its citizens are interested in advertising.
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