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Q: Visa requirements for Cuba and Tanzania ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: Visa requirements for Cuba and Tanzania
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: kiwiana-ga
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Posted: 15 Apr 2006 07:15 PDT
Expires: 15 May 2006 07:15 PDT
Question ID: 719161
Do New Zealanders need a visa to visit Tanzania, and how would I
obtain a visa to visit Cuba.  I am a green card holder so this would
be done in the USA?  I hold only a NZ passport. Thank you and have a
great day.
Subject: Re: Visa requirements for Cuba and Tanzania
Answered By: alanna-ga on 02 May 2006 17:13 PDT
G'day kiwiana-ga,

First off, let me say that I am not an immigration specialist or an
attorney.  The following results from searching the World of Google.

TANZANIA permits travel without a visa to citizens of Commonwealth
countries. As you hold a New Zealand passport, you do not need a visa
for entry into Tanzania.

"...Citizens of Commonwealth countries are not required to obtain
visas unless they are citizens of the United Kingdom, Canada, Nigeria,
or India."  (scroll down
to "Those who require a visa")

As to CUBA, you must have a visa to travel to Cuba.  Airlines which
travel there will generally arrange for a visa.

Baker, Christopher P., "Moon Handbook Cuba," Avalon Travel Publishing (2000)  

However it is no doubt best to get a visa through the Swiss Embassy
which represents Cuban interests in the United States.

"Embassy of Switzerland, Cuban Interests Section, 2639 16th Street,
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (202/797-8518)"

Even if you have a valid visa,  you can't travel to or from Cuba to or
from the United States. There is an official embargo on visits to Cuba
from the United States and vice versa, and in certain cases through
Canada and Mexico.

"Homeland Security officers assigned to U.S. Customs and Border
Protection (CBP) will increase inspection of all persons traveling
directly to Cuba and arriving back directly from Cuba.  ... In all
cases, there are specific limits regarding the transport of money and
goods, and in certain cases, the frequency of visits.  There are also
limits on items that may be brought back into the U.S. by people
permitted to travel to Cuba.  CBP officers will increase their
inspection efforts to uncover those persons who violate the
restrictions in place."

"Homeland Security officers assigned to U.S. Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE), will assist in this effort by ensuring that
travelers from the U.S to Cuba, who pass through Canada, Mexico, and
other countries en route, are not violating the Cuban embargo. DHS
will use intelligence and investigative resources to identify
travelers or businesses engaged in activities that circumvent the


This was an interesting research project, and I especially enjoyed
helping out a kiwi.  I'm not from EnZed, but my sister is married to a
Kiwi, and my nephews are 1/2 Kiwi and proud of it.

Google Search terms:
visas for cuba

entry visa tanzania

visas cuba

Switzerland cuban interests section

Enjoy your travels.

Subject: Re: Visa requirements for Cuba and Tanzania
From: myoarin-ga on 16 Apr 2006 14:06 PDT
This should help:

As a green card holder, I expect that you should consider US attitude
towards travel to Cuba and get some specific advice about your

Here are a couple of sites on the subject, but nothing addressing your situation:

But this Australian site is more specific:

Apparently US restrictions on US citizens' travel also apply to US residents.

Good luck!

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