Consular Services

Consular services for Cuban citizens:

Migratory

Consular registration
Passport Renewal
Passport Extension
Identity and travel document
Extension to stay abroad for over 24 months
Residence abroad
Passport Authorization
Application for residence in the national territory (HE-4)

Request documents to Cuba

Request of Documents to Cuba
Birth Certificate
Driver’s license Certificate
Single Status Certificate
Certificate of legal capacity for marriage
Criminal Record Certificate
Marriage Certificate
Divorce Decree Certificate
Certificate of Acts of Last Will
Declaration of Heirs
Migration Certification
Certification of Aliens
Certification of Nationality
Certification of Citizenship
Certification issued by educational center
Baptismal Certificate
Death Certificate
Location of whereabouts

Notary

Marriage
Transcript of marriage
Divorce
General Power
Special Power
Writing of authorization for the preparation of passports and / or travel abroad by parents or legal representatives of persons under 18 or disabled
Power to Marry
Power to Divorce
Power of Heir Declaration
Birth Transcript
Death Transcript
Legalization and certification of documents

Other Consular Services

Transfer of corpses to Cuba
Transfer of ashes to Cuba

Consular services for foreigners:

Tourist Visa (tourist card)
Family Visa  (A-2)
Journalist Visa  (D-6)
Business Visas
Other visas
Application for residence in Cuba
Legalization and certification of documents
Marriage in Cuba
Marriage abroad
Divorce
Pets


 


Marriage in Cuba:

If you are getting married to a Cuban citizen:

• If you are single: Birth Certificate, Affidavit of Single Status (Note that the Affidavit of Single Status is not a Marriage Search Certificate)
• If you are divorced: Birth Certificate, Divorce Certificate
• If you are widow or widower: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate

These ceremonies are hold at the International Law Office. For the Marriage in Cuba, passports don’t have to be translated nor legalized.

If you are divorced and your divorce took effect more than two years ago, get in contact with the Notary at the International Law Office and confirm if you need an Affidavit of Single Status.

Your full name has to match in every document. If it doesn´t, get in contact with the Notary at the International Law Office and confirm if you need an Affidavit of Identity. 

The Affidavit of Single Status and the Affidavit of Identity can be done in the same document. The Affidavit has to be issued within 6 months.

If you weren’t born in Canada you have to obtain a letter from the Consulate or Embassy of your country of birth stating that your birth certificate was issued according to the regulations of the government and the documents can be considered valid. Same process must be done with any other document issued in foreign countries (by no Canadian authorities). This document must show the name, signature, stamp and position of the official at the foreign Embassy or Consulate. Then you have to present the birth certificate at the Legal Department of Global Affairs Canada for authentication.

If you got married in Cuba and got divorced in Canada it is not enough to present a Divorce Certificate from Canada, you have to register your divorce in front of the Cuban authorities. Please follow the instruction of Divorce registration.

How to prepare the documents:

Take the documents and the translations into Spanish to the Legal Department of Global Affairs Canada for authentication (111 Sussex Drive K1N 1J1). After the authentication, present the documents at the Consulate for legalization.

Documents to take effect in Cuba, need to be legalized by the Cuban Consulate, previously authenticated by the Legal Department of Global Affairs Canada. Check the link below to know more about the requirements for authentication, how to send your documents and the processing time. http://www.international.gc.ca/department-ministere/authentication-authe...

The fee for legalizations is $ 176.00 CAD per document (each document in English and each document in Spanish as a result of the translation)

If the application is made by a third party, an extra consular fee of $ 40.00 CAD will be charged for non personal service.

If the application is made by mail, an extra consular fee of $ 40.00 CAD will be charged for non personal service. A pre-paid safe envelope (with tracking number) must be sent in order to return the documents.

NOTE:  All cash sent by mail will be refused and returned at the own risk of the applicant.

In order to make the payment, select the Office where you will submit your application:

Consulate General of Cuba in Toronto

Consulate General of Cuba in Montreal

Consular Office in Ottawa

If you are getting married to a Canadian citizen or a person who’s not Cuban:

You have to confirm first with your wedding coordinator in Cuba at the resort or the Notary at the International Law Office the documents you have to submit.

These ceremonies are hold at the International Law Office or in a resort.

For the Marriage in Cuba, passports don’t have to be translated nor legalized.

If you are divorced and your divorce took effect more than two years ago, get in contact with your wedding coordinator in Cuba at the resort or the Notary at the International Law Office and confirm if you need an Affidavit of Single Status.

Your full name has to match in every document. If it doesn´t, get in contact with your wedding coordinator in Cuba at the resort or the Notary at the International Law Office.

The Affidavit of Single Status and the Affidavit of Identity can be done in the same document. The Affidavit has to be issued within 6 months.

If you got married in Cuba and got divorced in Canada it is not enough to present a Divorce Certificate from Canada, you have to register your divorce in front of the Cuban authorities. Please follow the instruction of Divorce registration.

For any document issued in foreign countries (by no Canadian authorities), you have to obtain a letter from the Consulate or Embassy of the country stating that the document was issued according to the regulations of the government and the document can be considered valid. This document must show the name, signature, stamp and position of the official at the foreign Embassy or Consulate. Then you have to present the document at the Legal Department of Global Affairs Canada for authentication.

How to prepare the documents:

Take the documents and the translations into Spanish to the Legal Department of Global Affairs Canada for authentication (111 Sussex Drive K1N 1J1). After the authentication, present the documents at the Consulate for legalization.

Documents to take effect in Cuba, need to be legalized by the Cuban Consulate, previously authenticated by the Legal Department of Global Affairs Canada. Check the link below to know more about the requirements for authentication, how to send your documents and the processing time. http://www.international.gc.ca/department-ministere/authentication-authe...

The fee for legalizations is $ 176.00 CAD per document (each document in English and each document in Spanish as a result of the translation) 

If the application is made by a third party, an extra consular fee of $ 40.00 CAD will be charged for non personal service.

If the application is made by mail, an extra consular fee of $ 40.00 CAD will be charged for non personal service. A pre-paid safe envelope (with tracking number) must be sent in order to return the documents.

NOTE:  All cash sent by mail will be refused and returned at the own risk of the applicant.

In order to make the payment, select the Office where you will submit your application:

Consulate General of Cuba in Toronto

Consulate General of Cuba in Montreal

Consular Office in Ottawa

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Transcript of marriage in the civil registry of Cuba

After a marriage took place in Canada, the act could be transcribed in the corresponding Cuban Consulate, for its final recognition in Cuba.

If the Cuban spouse is in Cuba, she/he has to send:

• Certified copy of the Cuban Identity Card. This copy has to be certified by a Notary Public in Cuba.
• Letter of authorization for the transcription of the marriage at the Cuban Consulate. The Letter of authorization must be certified by a Notary Public in Cuba.

Documents to be presented:

• Valid Cuban passport.
• Transcription Form 11/30.
• Original Marriage Certificate (Long Form).
• Translation into Spanish of the Marriage Certificate.
• Copy of the Birth Certificate of both spouses.

Take the Marriage Certificate long form and the translation into Spanish to the Legal Department of Global Affairs Canada for authentication (111 Sussex Drive K1N 1J1). After the authentication process, present the documents at the Consulate for legalization.

Documents to take effect in Cuba, need to be legalized by the Cuban Consulate, previously authenticated by the Legal Department of Global Affairs Canada. Check the link below to know more about the requirements for authentication, how to send your documents and the processing time. http://www.international.gc.ca/department-ministere/authentication-authe...

The fee for transcript is $ 224.00 CAD 

The fee for legalizations is $ 176.00 CAD per document (each document in English and each document in Spanish as a result of the translation).

If the application is made by mail, an extra consular fee of $ 40.00 CAD will be charged for non personal service. A pre-paid safe envelope (with tracking number) must be sent in order to return the documents.

NOTE: All cash sent by mail will be refused and returned at the own risk of the applicant.

In order to make the payment, select the Office where you will submit your application:

Consulate General of Cuba in Toronto

Consulate General of Cuba in Montreal

Consular Office in Ottawa

In 30 business days you can request a Marriage Certificate in Cuba. Those who live in Havana City, can request it at “Registro Especial del Estado Civil” (located in Calle 26 esquina 3ra Miramar, Playa, La Habana). Those who live in any other province, they should request it there.

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Divorce:

The recognition in Cuba of a firm divorce decree, issued by a foreign court, against which no appeal or appeal can be made, is made through the Registrar procedure, that is to say through the Marginal Note.

The Family Code in its Article 64 provides for the possibility of registration of a divorce decree issued by a foreign court, that is, the decision of divorce issued by a foreign court of a marriage celebrated in Cuba or celebrated abroad and legalized In the Cuban consulate, can be registered. For processing, you have to present at the Consulate the following:

• Valid passport
• Original Divorce Certificate
• Translation into Spanish of the Divorce Certificate.
• Marriage Certificate issued in Cuba or photocopy of the marriage certificate, since it is the only reference that allows arriving at that Certificate of Marriage, the Judgment of Divorce that will be reflected in marginal note.

Take the Divorce Certificate and the translation into Spanish to the Legal Department of Global Affairs Canada for authentication (111 Sussex Drive K1N 1J1).

Documents to take effect in Cuba, need to be legalized by the Cuban Consulate, previously authenticated by the Legal Department of Global Affairs Canada. Check the link below to know more about the requirements for authentication, how to send your documents and the processing time. http://www.international.gc.ca/department-ministere/authentication-authe...

The cost of the procedure is as follows:
• $ 352.00 CAD for the legalization of the Divorce Certificate and the translation into Spanish ($ 176.00 CAD each).
• $40.00 for the shipment of the file.

If the application is made by third party, an extra consular fee of $ 40.00 CAD will be charged for non personal service.

If the application is made by mail, an extra consular fee of $ 40.00 CAD will be charged for non personal service.

NOTE:  All cash sent by mail will be refused and returned at the own risk of the applicant.  

In order to make the payment, select the Office where you will submit your application:

Consulate General of Cuba in Toronto

Consulate General of Cuba in Montreal

Consular Office in Ottawa

In about 2 months after the shipment of the file you can request your Divorce Certificate in Cuba. Those who got married in Havana City, can request it at “Registro Especial del Estado Civil” (located in Calle 26 esquina 3ra Miramar, Playa, La Habana). Those who got married in any other province, they should request it at the Civil Registry at the province.
 

Procedure for the processing of a Judicial Divorce


When the divorce process is to be done under the requirements of Cuban law:
The spouses (or one of them) must request individually a Special Power of divorce, before the consular official. You must pay the consular fee stipulated for this service.
When only one spouse applies for divorce, the spouse must provide the other's address. If you do not know the address of your spouse you must make a statement about it.
Documents to be delivered or filled out at the Consulate at the time of application:

  1. Marriage Certificate issued by the Cuban authorities.
  2. Birth Certificate of the children born in wedlock. If they were born abroad it must be legalized by the authorities of the foreign country and by our Consulate.
  3. Make a statement of appearance at the Consulate. You must pay the consular fee stipulated for this service
  4. At least 2 witnesses must be present, who will make an individual declaration. You must pay the consular fee stipulated for this service
  5. Consular registration card.

You must pay the stipulated consular fee for the processing of the judicial divorce file.

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Writing of authorization for the preparation of passports and / or travel abroad by parents or legal representatives of persons under 18 or disabled:

Article 23 of Decree Law 305 establishes the requirement to provide the authorization formalized before a Notary Public of the parents or legal representatives that correspond, of the minors of 18 years of age or incapacitated at the time of the application for making a passport.

Such authorization shall be required only once, maintaining its validity, provided that it has not been revoked.

If the parents submit an authorization issued before a notary of the country, it must comply with the established formalities. The authorization has to be translated into Spanish and both documents must be legalized by the consular office.

Documents to take effect in Cuba, need to be legalized by the Cuban Consulate, previously authenticated by the Legal Department of Global Affairs Canada. Check the link below to know more about the requirements for authentication, how to send your documents and the processing time. http://www.international.gc.ca/department-ministere/authentication-authe...

The fee for legalizations is $ 176.00 CAD per document (each document in English and each document in Spanish as a result of the translation) 

Parents may also submit an authorization issued to a notary in Cuba, provided that it is legalized by MINREX.

Documents that authorize both parents in the same document may be made or accepted. Authorizations for more than one child may not be made or accepted in the same document.

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Birth Certificate Transcript:

If the Cuban parent of a child born in Canada wants to register that birth in the Civil Registry in Cuba, she/he has to transcript the act at the Consulate. The accomplishment of this act does not imply the automatic obtaining of the Cuban citizenship, since this is obtained with prior fulfillment of that established in the Citizenship Law of the year 1944.

If the Cuban parent is in Cuba, she/he has to send:

• Certified copy of the Cuban Identity Card. This copy has to be certified by a Notary Public in Cuba.
• Letter of authorization for the transcription of her/his child´s birth at the Cuban Consulate. The Letter of authorization must be certified by a Notary Public in Cuba.

Documents to be presented:

• Valid Cuban passport.
• Transcription Form 9/30 signed by both parents.
• Original Birth Certificate (Long Form).
• Translation into Spanish of the Birth Certificate.
• Copy of the Birth Certificate and passports of both parents.

Take the Birth Certificate long form and the translation into Spanish to the Legal Department of Global Affairs Canada for authentication (111 Sussex Drive K1N 1J1). After the authentication process, present the documents at the Consulate for legalization.

Documents to take effect in Cuba, need to be legalized by the Cuban Consulate, previously authenticated by the Legal Department of Global Affairs Canada. Check the link below to know more about the requirements for authentication, how to send your documents and the processing time. http://www.international.gc.ca/department-ministere/authentication-authe...

The transcript is exempt from payment of any fees.

The fee for legalizations is $ 176.00 CAD per document (each document in English and each document in Spanish as a result of the translation).

If the application is made by mail, an extra consular fee of $ 40.00 CAD will be charged for non personal service. A pre-paid safe envelope (with tracking number) must be sent in order to return the documents.

NOTE: All cash sent by mail will be refused and returned at the own risk of the applicant.

In order to make the payment, select the Office where you will submit your application:

Consulate General of Cuba in Toronto

Consulate General of Cuba in Montreal

Consular Office in Ottawa

In 30 business days you can request a Birth Certificate in Cuba. Those who live in Havana City, can request it at “Registro Especial del Estado Civil” (located in Calle 26 esquina 3ra Miramar, Playa, La Habana). Those who live in any other province, they should request it there.

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Death Transcript:

When the death of a Cuban citizen in another country occurs, it must be transcribed in the Cuban consulate, for later registration in Cuba. In order to transcript the death of the Cuban citizen you have to present:

• Cuban passport of the deceased.
• Transcript Form 13/30 fully completed.
• Original Death Certificate.
• Translation into Spanish of the Death Certificate
• Medical Certificate stating the death cause if it doesn´t appear in the Death Certificate.
• Translation into Spanish of the Medical Certificate stating the death cause if it doesn´t appear in the Death Certificate.

Take the Death Certificate and the translation into Spanish to the Legal Department of Global Affairs Canada for authentication (111 Sussex Drive K1N 1J1). After the authentication process, present the documents at the Consulate for legalization.

Documents to take effect in Cuba, need to be legalized by the Cuban Consulate, previously authenticated by the Legal Department of Global Affairs Canada. Check the link below to know more about the requirements for authentication, how to send your documents and the processing time. http://www.international.gc.ca/department-ministere/authentication-authe...

The transcript is exempt from payment of any fees. You will receive a copy of it to request a Cuban Death Certificate.

The fee for legalizations is $ 176.00 CAD per document (Original Death Certificate and translation into Spanish). 

If the application is made by mail, an extra consular fee of $ 40.00 CAD will be charged for non personal service. A pre-paid safe envelope (with tracking number) must be sent in order to return the documents.

NOTE:  All cash sent by mail will be refused and returned at the own risk of the applicant.

In order to make the payment, select the Office where you will submit your application:

Consulate General of Cuba in Toronto

Consulate General of Cuba in Montreal

Consular Office in Ottawa

In 30 business days you can request a Death Certificate in Cuba at the “Registro Especial del Estado Civil” (located in Calle 26 esquina 3ra Miramar, Playa, La Habana) or at the Civil Registry in another province.

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Legalization of foreign documents:

Documents to take effect in Cuba, need to be legalized by the Cuban Consulate, previously authenticated by the Legal Department of Global Affairs Canada.

Take the documents and the translations into Spanish to the Legal Department of Global Affairs Canada for authentication (111 Sussex Drive K1N 1J1).

Check the link below to know more about the requirements for authentication, how to send your documents and the processing time.
http://www.international.gc.ca/department-ministere/authentication-authe...

After the documents are authenticated, you need to take them to the Consulate.

The fee for legalization is $ 176.00 CAD per document.

If the application is made by a third party, an extra consular fee of $ 40.00 CAD will be charged for non personal service.

If the application is made by mail, an extra consular fee of $ 40.00 CAD will be charged for non personal service. A pre-paid safe envelope (with tracking number) must be sent in order to return the documents.

NOTE:  All cash sent by mail will be refused and returned at the own risk of the applicant.

In order to make the payment, select the Office where you will submit your application:

Consulate General of Cuba in Toronto

Consulate General of Cuba in Montreal

Consular Office in Ottawa

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Request of Documents to Cuba  
  
Birth Certificate
Driver’s license Certificate
Single Status Certificate
Certificate of legal capacity for marriage
Criminal Record Certificate
Marriage Certificate
Divorce Decree Certificate
Certificate of Acts of Last Will
Declaration of Heirs
Migration Certification
Certification of Aliens
Certification of Nationality
Certification of Citizenship
Certification issued by educational center
Baptismal Certificate
Death Certificate
Location of whereabouts

For all the requests you have to follow the same requirements.

In order to submit a request you have to present:

• Fully completed form
• Payment of the consular fee for this service:  $ 40.00 CAD

To obtain the request form please contact the nearest Consulate.

If the application is made by a third party, an extra consular fee of $ 40.00 CAD will be charged for non personal service.

If the application is made by mail, an extra consular fee of $ 40.00 CAD will be charged for non personal service.

NOTE:  All cash sent by mail will be refused and returned at the own risk of the applicant.

In order to make the payment, select the Office where you will submit your application:

Consulate General of Cuba in Toronto

Consulate General of Cuba in Montreal

Consular Office in Ottawa

When the document arrives, we contact you. At that moment, you have to send the payment for the following fees:

• Obtaining the document: Confirm with the Office
• Legalization at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs: 64.00 CAD

If it was required, you will also pay:

• Translation into English at the Cuban Consulate: 48.00 CAD
• Legalization of the translation at the Cuban Consulate: 96.00 CAD
• Legalization at the Foreign Embassy in Cuba: 96.00 CAD

If the application is made by a third party, an extra consular fee of $ 40.00 CAD will be charged for non personal service.

If the application is made by mail, an extra consular fee of $ 40.00 CAD will be charged for non personal service. A pre-paid safe envelope (with tracking number) must be sent in order to return the documents.

NOTE:  All cash sent by mail will be refused and returned at the own risk of the applicant.

In order to make the payment, select the Office where you will submit your application:

Consulate General of Cuba in Toronto

Consulate General of Cuba in Montreal

Consular Office in Ottawa

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Transfer of corpses to Cuba:

In order to send corps to Cuba, if the deceased is a Cuban national, you have to complete the Death Certificate Transcript.

You also have to present:
1. Certificate of Embalmment
2. Translation into Spanish of the Certificate of Embalmment
3. Licenses of burial
4. Translation into Spanish of the Licenses of burial
5. Document of the Ministry of Health authorizing to move the Body.
6. Translation into Spanish of the Document of the Ministry of Health authorizing to move the body

Take the documents and the translations into Spanish to the Legal Department of Global Affairs Canada for authentication (111 Sussex Drive K1N 1J1). After the authentication process, present the documents at the Consulate for legalization.

Documents to take effect in Cuba, need to be legalized by the Cuban Consulate, previously authenticated by the Legal Department of Global Affairs Canada. Check the link below to know more about the requirements for authentication, how to send your documents and the processing time. http://www.international.gc.ca/department-ministere/authentication-authe...

The fee for legalizations is $ 176.00 CAD per document (each document in English and each document in Spanish as a result of the translation).

The Consulate makes a Declaration that you have to present with the other documents. The fee of the Declaration is $ 96.00 CAD.

If the application is made by mail, an extra consular fee of $ 40.00 CAD will be charged for non personal service. A pre-paid safe envelope (with tracking number) must be sent in order to return the documents.

NOTE: All cash sent by mail will be refused and returned at the own risk of the applicant.

In order to make the payment, select the Office where you will submit your application:

Consulate General of Cuba in Toronto
Consulate General of Cuba in Montreal
Consular Office in Ottawa

Additionally, you have to get in contact with Calzada y K in Havana, Cuba in order to request the correspondent services. You have to inform:

• Full name of the deceased
• Date of the death (Day, Month and Year).
• Death´s causes
• Full name of the person responsible for the corps in Cuba.
• Cemetery where the burial will take place


Transfer of ashes to Cuba:

In order to send ashes to Cuba, if the deceased is a Cuban national, you have to complete the Death Certificate Transcript.

You also have to present:

• Certificate of Cremation
• Translation in to Spanish of the Certificate of Cremation

Take both documents to the Legal Department of Global Affairs Canada for authentication (111 Sussex Drive K1N 1J1). After the authentication process, present the documents at the Consulate for legalization.

Documents to take effect in Cuba, need to be legalized by the Cuban Consulate, previously authenticated by the Legal Department of Global Affairs Canada. Check the link below to know more about the requirements for authentication, how to send your documents and the processing time. http://www.international.gc.ca/department-ministere/authentication-authe...

The fee for legalizations is $ 176.00 CAD per document (each document in English and each document in Spanish as a result of the translation).

If the application is made by mail, an extra consular fee of $ 40.00 CAD will be charged for non personal service. A pre-paid safe envelope (with tracking number) must be sent in order to return the documents. The payment must be done by Money order or certified check.

NOTE: All cash sent by mail will be refused and returned at the own risk of the applicant.

Additionally, you have to get in contact with Calzada y K in Havana, Cuba in order to request the correspondent services. You have to inform:

• Full name of the deceased
• Date of the death (Day, Month and Year).
• Death´s causes
• Full name of the person responsible for the ashes in Cuba.
• Cemetery where the burial will take place

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Tourist Visa:

Every person going to Cuba as a tourist needs a valid passport. The passport should be valid for at least 2 months after the date of return to Canada if you are holding a passport from a country that does not have Consular or Diplomatic representation in Cuba. For countries that do have Consular or Diplomatic representation in Cuba we recommend the Passports to be valid just for a week after the date of return.

A tourist card (it works as a visa) is also needed. It can be obtained in the Cuban Consulate or from a travel agency when booking a trip to Cuba. You can also buy it at the departing airport here in Canada before going to Cuba. Some airlines sale the tourist cards, others provide it, as it is included on the price of the plane ticket and it would be hand it to you once you are on the plane.

If you are not Canadian citizen or Canadian permanent resident, please contact the nearest Cuban Consulate for more information about the documents required to apply for a Tourist visa.

For practical information such as, Hotel Prices, places to visit, etc, please contact the following offices:

• Toronto (Consulate General of Cuba, Tourist Section)
Web: www.gocuba.ca
Phone: 416-362-0700
Fax: 416-362-2838
Email: info@gocuba.ca
Address: 1200 Bay St, Suite 305, Toronto, ON, M5R 2A5

• Montreal (Consulate General of Cuba, Tourist Section)
Web: www.gocuba.ca
Phone: (514) 844-7307
Email: montreal@gocuba.ca
Address: 300, rue Léo Pariseau, suite 2121, Montréal, Quebec, H2X 4B3

Travelers shall have a travel insurance which covers medical expenses or a policy for medical expenses with coverage in Cuba. The insurance policy should be taken out at the home country of departure. Travelers, who, exceptionally, do not have insurance at arrival, could take out a policy of insurance and assistance from Cuban insurance companies at the airport, port or marina. Travel insurance from Cuban insurance companies and most international insurance companies receive travel assistance services in Cuba from Asistur S.A, available 24 hours all year round.
Residents in the United States travelling to Cuba will have to take out their insurance policy at their home country of departure from Cuban insurance companies. The arrangement shall be made through agencies associated with Havantur-Celimar Company. US insurance companies do not provide coverage in the Cuban national territory.

Upon demand after their arrival, travelers shall present a policy, insurance certificate or travelling assistance card valid for the time span they will stay in Cuba.

The Tourist Visa or Tourist Card is only for purposes of tourism to Cuba.  Travelers holders of the Tourist Card will be admitted to the Cuban national territory and will have a valid period of stay up to 30 natural days and can be extended up to 60 natural days in exceptional circumstances by the immigration authority.

If you are a Canadian citizen, the tourist card allows its holder to stay in Cuba for 90 days from the date of entry into the country, and is valid for 1 entry into Cuba. For a stay of more than 90 days, one can request an extension of another 3 months at any tourism office in Cuba, for a maximum stay of 6 months.

We recommend the minor to enter and leave the country with the same adult. You have to ask to Canadian authorities if they ´ll need any additional document to be allowed to board the plane as a minor.

Children, regardless of their age, also require a tourist card, even if they are registered on their parents' passports.

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Family Visa (A-2)

Spouses or children of Cuban citizens of another nationality who travel to Cuba and wish to stay with their Cuban family members must present the passport and document that guarantees the relationship.

  1. Valid passport.
  2. A photo
  3. Formulary.
  4. Photocopy of the marriage certificate or birth certificate that guarantees the relationship with the Cuban citizen.

To pay the consular fee stipulated for this service in cash,
Payment bank certificate or bank transfer.
If the same request is made by mail you must send:
To pay the stipulated consular fee for this service in cash, means of payment certified bank or bank transfer.
NOTE: If the request is made by mail or through a third person, the consular fee stipulated for this service will be charged in addition,.
All payments must be made in cash, by means of payment certified bank or bank transfer. The cash sent by mail will be rejected and returned at the risk of the applicant.

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Journalist Visa (D-6)

The journalist visa must be requested by the interested party to the press office at the Cuban Embassy and once the Consulate is notified of the approval, the interested party will be presented at the Consulate during opening hours.
Documents to be submitted:

  • Valid passport
  • A picture
  • Full visa application form
  • To pay the consular fee stipulated for this service

If the same request is made by mail you must send:

  • Valid passport
  • A picture
  • Full visa application form
  • Pay the consular fee stipulated for this service
  • An envelope with enough stamps and address for the return of your passport

NOTE: If the request is made by mail or through a third person, the consular fee stipulated for this service will be charged in addition.

All payments must be made in cash, by means of payment certified bank or bank transfer. The cash sent by mail will be rejected and returned at the risk of the applicant.

To obtain visas that are processed directly by agencies and institutions in Cuba through the Immigration and Aliens Department, interested parties should contact the consulates and verify if the authorization has already been received.

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Business Visas

Business visas must be requested by the interested party to the commercial office at the Embassy of Cuba and once the Consulate is notified of the approval, the interested party must be presented at the Consulate during opening hours.
Documents to be submitted:

  • Valid passport
  • A picture
  • Full visa application form
  • To pay the consular fee stipulated for this service

If the same request is made by mail you must send:

  • Valid passport
  • A picture
  • Full visa application form
  • To pay the consular fee stipulated for this service
  • An envelope with enough stamps and address for the return of your passport

NOTE: If the request is made by mail or through a third person, the consular fee stipulated for this service must be paid in addition.

All payments must be made in cash, by means of payment certified bank or bank transfer. The cash sent by mail will be rejected and returned at the risk of the applicant.

To obtain visas processed by agencies and institutions in Cuba through the Immigration and Aliens Department, interested parties should contact the consulates and verify if the authorization has already been received.

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Other visas

There are other types of visas, depending on the purpose of the trip: visas for students, visas for events, among others. In order to obtain any of them, the interested party must contact the Consulate of Cuba in the corresponding country and request information about them.

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Application for residence in Cuba

Applications for PERMANENT RESIDENTS will be made by the interested foreigners, in the consulates, to which they will accompany:

  1. Results of duly legalized radiographic examinations of the thorax, serological and AIDS tests. (The examinations cannot be more than six months since being issued before being presented at the Consulate.) The serology exam is unique and is the same one that we do in our country. These examinations could be presented directly in Cuba, whenever they are carried out In hospitals or clinics intended for the care of foreigners in Cuba)
  2. Certification of criminal records in the country of residence, duly legalized. When presenting it to the Consulate, it cannot be more than 3 months since issued by the official institution.
  3. Letter of reasoning that motivates the request.
  4. Passport photo.
  5. Photocopy of passport with the certification of its collation with the original by the Cuban consular office.
  6. Certification of marriage, birth of children or other evidence that substantiates the reasons for your request made or recognized according to Cuban law, as appropriate.

You must pay the consular fee stipulated for this service in cash, by bank certificate or bank transfer.
 
FOR THE MINOR CHILDREN OF FOREIGN CITIZENS

  • Power of attorney of the father or mother, translated and legalized by the Consulate.
  • Certificate of birth of the minor translated and legalized by the Consulate.

Note: The documents must be translated by a sworn translator and legalized, the original and the translation, by the competent authorities and then by the Cuban Consulate or otherwise legalized only the original by the competent authorities and then carry out the translation in the Consulate of Cuba as well as the legalization of the original and the translation.

All payments must be made in cash or by means of certified bank payment. The cash sent by mail will be rejected and returned at the risk of the applicant.


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Household Pets Declaration:

For a household pet to travel to Cuba, you have to get the International Health Certificate for dogs and cats, signed and sealed by an Official Veterinarian at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. You should ask for the form that has the English, Spanish and French version together. 

Take the document to the Legal Department of Global Affairs Canada for authentication (111 Sussex Drive K1N 1J1). Documents to take effect in Cuba, need to be legalized by the Cuban Consulate, previously authenticated by the Legal Department of Global Affairs Canada. Check the link below to know more about the requirements for authentication, how to send your documents and the processing time.

http://www.international.gc.ca/department-ministere/authentication-authentification_documents.aspx?lang=eng

After the document is authenticated, the process of legalization at the Consulate takes 3 days.

The fee for legalizations is $ 176.00 CAD per document.

If the application is made by mail, an extra consular fee of $ 40.00 CAD will be charged for non personal service. A pre-paid safe envelope (with tracking number) must be sent in order to return the documents.

NOTE:  All cash sent by mail will be refused and returned at the own risk of the applicant.  

In order to make the payment, select the Office where you will submit your application:

Consulate General of Cuba in Toronto

Consulate General of Cuba in Montreal

 

Consular Office in Ottawa

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