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 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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Date of return: May 22, 2024
Were you asked to show your license? Yes
Comments:
We were threatened with a $250,000 fine and told never to return to Cuba again.
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Date of return: May 19, 2024
Were you asked to show your license? No
Comments:
It was so easy! No questions, sailed right through.
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Date of return: May 19, 2024
Were you asked to show your license? No
Comments:
I used Global Entry and was able to pass through immigration without question.
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Date of return: May 19, 2024
Were you asked to show your license? No
Comments:
US Immigration didn't even question me on my return. I do have Global Entry but I thought they might flag me for some sort of follow up.
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Date of return: May 19, 2024
Were you asked to show your license? Yes
Comments:
The pink visa is so small. We kept it because we knew we needed to, but we couldn’t find it when we were coming back. Luckily, the person at immigration let us through.
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Date of return: May 16, 2024
Were you asked to show your license? No
Comments:
I can only speak as someone with Global entry and mobile passport control, I had no problem but I also had nothing to declare. the entire process was a breeze. The suitcase took longer to come out
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