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Qualifications

To Travel To Cuba



Religious Organizations

Individuals and organizations engaging in religious activities may either be authorized to travel to Cuba under a general license or request a specific license.

General License — members and staff of religious organizations located in the United States are authorized under a general license to travel to engage in religious activities in Cuba under the auspices of the organization.

A "general license" is a provision in the U.S. regulations that, in and of itself, authorizes certain categories of travel to Cuba without having to apply for permission to the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control, the agency that administers the U.S. travel regulations regarding Cuba.

Individuals traveling pursuant to this general license must engage in a full-time program of religious activities and carry with them a letter on official letterhead, signed by a person designated as the official responsible for overseeing the organization's Cuba travel program, confirming that they are members or staff of the organization and are traveling to Cuba to engage in religious activities under the auspices of the organization.

Specific License — Individuals and organizations may also request a specific license to engage in religious activities not authorized by the general license.

For example, OFAC, in its discretion, could license entities that do not qualify as "religious organizations" within the meaning of the general license to engage in religious activities in Cuba.

Specific licenses may be issued pursuant to this section authorizing transactions for multiple trips over an extended period of time to engage in a full-time program of religious activities in Cuba.

To obtain a specific license, application must be made to OFAC.

For more information, see the official U.S. regulations regarding travel to Cuba (the Cuban Assets Control Regulations — 31 C.F.R. Part 515), available at www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/.

To Engage In Travel-Related Transactions To Cuba:

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