United States makes adjustments to its appointment system for visas and payments in Cuba
- Submitted by: Luis Manuel Mazorra
- 09 / 25 / 2014
The Interests Section of the United States in Havana (SINA) reported that from next Saturday, September 27 shall enter into force a new system for visa applications of migrants and fiancées. As reported, the changes lead to more information for applicants and reduce the cost of application.
The SINA reports that all applications for non-immigrant visa (including categories B-1, B-2, J and P) the fiancé (e) (K-1 and K-2) and those of returnee resident should schedule an appointment through the website in English or http://www.ustraveldocs.com/cu_es http://www.ustraveldocs.com/cu in Spanish; or phone in the United States through the number (786) 408-5995.
The websites have an interactive calendar that will allow applicants to choose at their convenience date and time of the interviews. This procedure will now be free, and if made by telephone the applicant shall pay only the cost of the call.
Current rates for applications may be paid in cash at any establishment chains Family Dollar, 7-Eleven or ACE Cash Express in the United States or by debit cards in the aforementioned sites.
The SINA clear that concerted appointments to date remain as before and the changes only apply to those that are applied for from September 26. The steps are: fill the online DS-160, issue the payment at an authorized dealer and apply for online or phone interview.
For diplomatic resident in Cuba and official cases handled by the government of Cuba will remain in compliance with existing procedures. The National Visa Center in the United States will continue to process all immigrant visa cases except for those few cases that are requested from Cuba and requesting fiancé visas.
Those who choose the program Cuban Family Reunification Parole requesting interviews continue as heretofore.