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: June 20, 2024
Were you asked to show your license? Yes
Comments:
See comment from above. The agent we had was unsatisfied that we didn't keep ultra detailed records of what we did each day. I would just add a note to have that just in case.
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Date of return: June 20, 2024
Were you asked to show your license? No
Comments:
Very routine experience; customs official merely asked about the purpose of visit to Cuba and if any alcohol or cigars were being brought back. Merely stating "support for the Cuban people" as travel intent was a sufficient answer to pass customs.
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Date of return: June 14, 2024
Were you asked to show your license? Yes
Comments:
Customs just asked if I had tobacco or rum products. They didn’t ask about my itinerary at all.
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Date of return: June 06, 2024
Were you asked to show your license? No
Comments:
None. Easy as can be.
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Date of return: June 06, 2024
Were you asked to show your license? No
Comments:
very easy
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Date of return: June 02, 2024
Were you asked to show your license? No
Comments:
The experience was no different from any other experiences from a foreign country.
I have Global Entry and breezed right through without any interaction with anyone.
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Date of return: May 29, 2024
Were you asked to show your license? No
Comments:
I had no issues returning.
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Date of return: May 22, 2024
Were you asked to show your license? No
Comments:
There were only very few immigration officers to process several flights arriving. It was very slow process.
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Date of return: May 22, 2024
Were you asked to show your license? No
Comments:
I did not have any issues but I know others that did. It just depends which agent you get unfortunately.
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Date of return: May 22, 2024
Were you asked to show your license? No
Comments:
It was a smooth experience upon return to Miami using the Global Entry lane. I was only asked if I brought food or alcohol.
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