Will I be questioned when I arrive back to the U.S.?

We ask our travellers to tell of their experience passing through border security on their return to the U.S. after visiting Cuba. The comments below are from real travellers who have visited Cuba. Were they asked questions by the immigration official, and if so, which questions? Were they asked to show paperwork? What was the reaction by the immigration official?

When returning to the U.S. you need to have your trip itinerary, travel affidavit, trip diary, and know the name of the license category of your legal trip to Cuba. See more about how to make a legal trip to Cuba

Real comments from returning travelers

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Date of return: May 07, 2024
Were you asked to show your license? No
Comments:
they gave us no hassles
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Date of return: May 07, 2024
Were you asked to show your license? No
Comments:
No negative experiences when returning to the US. Passed through Customs quickly, but it took a long time for the luggage to come out.

When we left Miami for Havana, there were two US Immigration and Naturalization Agents in the jet way to the plane taking photos of everyone boarding the plan. We thought this was kind of strange.
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Date of return: May 05, 2024
Were you asked to show your license? No
Comments:
Not an issue - but we arrived very early in the morning
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Date of return: May 02, 2024
Were you asked to show your license? No
Comments:
I had no problem entering the United States.
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Date of return: May 02, 2024
Were you asked to show your license? Yes
Comments:
The asked if I kept a diary/journal which I did, but wasn't aware that it was important for US citizens to do so.
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Date of return: May 02, 2024
Were you asked to show your license? Yes
Comments:
They did not like our answer as to why we traveled to Cuba. I told them it was to “support the Cuban people”- she said that wasn’t allowed but let me go without more questions.
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Date of return: May 02, 2024
Were you asked to show your license? Yes
Comments:
No. Everywhere you go there are requirements to show your identification so it is not a problem.
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Date of return: May 02, 2024
Were you asked to show your license? No
Comments:
None
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Date of return: May 02, 2024
Were you asked to show your license? Yes
Comments:
I was not asked to show my license, but they verbally asked for my reason of traveling to Cuba.
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Date of return: April 30, 2024
Were you asked to show your license? Yes
Comments:
They weren't friendly ;)
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