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Requesting documents to Cuba


In order to submit a request you have to present:

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

1. Application form for Certification of marriage
2. Application form for Criminal record

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. 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.

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

• Obtaining the document: 128.00 CAD
• 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. 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.

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Entry Permit to Cuba

Cuban emigrants who left the country prior to 1971 can travel to Cuba with their foreign Passport after requesting the Consulate for the HE-11 permission to enter Cuba.

If you are not a Cuban citizen but were born in Cuba, you will need an Entry Permit in order to go to Cuba.

This process has two different moments: the request of the permit to Cuban Immigration Authorities and getting the permit at the Consulate once approved.

If you are requesting the Entry Permit in person at the Consulate, you have to present

• Valid passport
Attached form.
• Document showing that you reside outside Cuba before 1971.
• Payment 40.00 CAD

You have to present your name as you were born in Cuba

All services requested by a third person must include a non-personal fee of $ 40.00 CDN (per person).

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. If you are requesting the permit by mail you have to present a copy of your Canadian passport and a copy of the other documents listed before.

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

After we received the approval, the Consulate will contact you and at that moment you have to send:

• Valid passport
• Payment $128.00 CAD

All services requested by a third person must include a non-personal fee of $ 40.00 CDN (per person).

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.

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Marriages 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 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 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 document can be considered valid. Same process must be done with any other document issued in foreign countries (by no Canadian authorities). In this case you don´t have to take the document to a Notary Public or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada, just the translation into Spanish.

If you are divorced and your divorce took effect more than two years ago, you also need an Affidavit of Single Status stating that since you got divorce you’re not remarried again. It must be done before a Notary Public.

Your name has to match in every document. If not an Affidavit of Identity is required to prove you are one and the same person.

The Affidavit of Single Status and the Affidavit of Identity can be done in the same document.

If you got married in Cuba and got divorce 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. If this is your case, follow the instructions of Divorce.

How to prepare the documents:

Take the originals to a Notary Public or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada in order to get certified copies of the documents stating that the documents are true and valid copies of the originals issued by competent authorities in the Province.

The documents have to be officially translated into Spanish. This should include a Statutory Declaration of the Translator signed by the Notary Public or an official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada.

The process of legalizations at the Consulate takes from 10 to 15 days. 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. 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.

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

• If you are single: Valid Passport
• If you are divorced: Valid Passport, Divorce Certificate
• If you are widower: Valid Passport, Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate

These are general requirements, 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 or if you need any additional document.
For the Marriage in Cuba, passports don’t have to be translated nor legalized.

Your name has to match in every document. If not an Affidavit of Identity is required to prove you are one and the same person.

For any document issued in foreign countries (by no Canadian authorities) you have to obtain a letter from the Consulate or Embassy of the foreign country stating that the document was issued according to the regulations of the government and it can be considered valid.

If you got married in Cuba and got divorce 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. If this is your case, follow the instructions of Divorce.

How to prepare the documents:

Take the originals to a Notary Public or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada in order to get certified copies of the documents stating that the documents are true and valid copies of the originals issued by competent authorities in the Province.

The documents have to be officially translated into Spanish. This should include a Statutory Declaration of the Translator signed by the Notary Public or an official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada.

The process of legalizations at the Consulate takes from 10 to 15 days. 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. 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.
 

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Divorce

If you got married in Cuba and got divorce in Canada, you have to register your divorce in front of the Cuban authorities. If this is not your case, please contact the nearest Cuban Consulate for more information.

In order to recognize in Cuba the divorce processed in Canada, you have to present at the Consulate the following:

• Valid passport
• Divorce Certificate (the original)
• A copy of the Divorce Certificate.
• Translation into Spanish of the Divorce Certificate.
• Marriage Certificate issued in Cuba.

Take the original Divorce Certificate to a Notary Public or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada in order to get a certified copy of the document stating that the document is a true and valid copy of the original issued by competent authorities in the Province.

The document has to be officially translated into Spanish. This should include a Statutory Declaration of the Translator signed by the Notary Public or an official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada.

The cost of the procedure is as follows:

• $ 176.00 CAD for the Legalization of each Certified copy in English and Spanish. The total amount is $ 352.00 CAD.
• $40.00 for the shipment of the file.

In two months after the shipment of the file, you can request your Divorce Certificate in Cuba. The ones that got marry in Havana City, can request it at Registro Especial del Estado Civil (located in Calle 26 esquina 3ra Miramar, Playa, La Habana). If you got marry in any other province, you should request it where your marriage took place.

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. 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.
 

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Death Certificate Transcript

In order to register in Cuba the death of a Cuban citizen in Canada, you have to transcript this act. The documents to present are:

• Cuban passport of the deceased.
Transcript Form fully completed .
• Original Death Certificate.
• Certified copy of the 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 Original Death Certificate to a Notary Public or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada in order to get a certified copy of the document stating that the document is true and valid copy of the original issued by competent authorities in the Province.

The document has to be officially translated into Spanish. This should include a Statutory Declaration of the Translator signed by the Notary Public or an officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada.

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 (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.

In 30 business days you can request a Death Certificate in Cuba. The ones that live in Havana City, can request it at Registro Especial del Estado Civil (located in Calle 26 esquina 3ra Miramar, Playa, La Habana). If you live in any other province, you should request it there.

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Legalization and Certification of foreign documents

Take the originals to a Notary Public or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada in order to get certified copies of the documents stating that the documents are true and valid copies of the originals issued by competent authorities in the Province.

The documents have to be officially translated into Spanish. This should include a Statutory Declaration of the Translator signed by the Notary Public or an official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada.

For the documents issued in foreign countries (by no Canadian authorities) you have to obtain a letter from the Consulate or Embassy of the country of origin stating that the document was issued according to the regulations of the government and the document can be considered valid. In this case you don´t have to take the document to a Notary Public or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada, just the translation into Spanish.

The process of legalizations at the Consulate takes from 10 to 15 days. 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. 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.

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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 from a Canadian veterinary (the form that has the English, Spanish and French version together). It has to be certified by the Canadian Food Inspection.

Take the original to a Notary Public or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada in order to get a certified copy of the documents stating that the document is true and valid copy of the original issued by competent authorities in the Province.

The process of legalizations at the Consulate takes from 10 to 15 days.

The fee for legalizations 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. 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.

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Permanent residence in Cuba

In order to request the permanent residence in Cuba you have to be married to a Cuban citizen that resides in Cuba. If your marriage took effect in Canada the Cuban spouse has to Transcript the marriage first. Then you have to submit the following documents:

1. Medical Tests (Issue within 6 months)

a. Chest X Rays, AIDS and Blood Test

2. Criminal Record Report (issued within 3 months)

3. Valid passport and complete Copy of your Passport

You have to confirm with Cuban Immigration Authorities if you need any other document legalized by the Cuban Consulate.

How to prepare the documents:

Take the originals (numerals 1 and 2) to a Notary Public or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada in order to get certified copies of the documents stating that the documents are true and valid copies of the originals issued by competent authorities in the Province.

The documents have to be officially translated into Spanish. This should include a Statutory Declaration of the Translator signed by the Notary Public or an officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada.

The process of Legalization and Certification at the Consulate takes from 10 to 15 days.

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 fee for the certification of the copy of your passport is $ 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. The payment must be done by Money order or certified check payable.

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

If you have a different relationship with the Cuban citizen that resides in Cuba, contact the Consulate for more information.

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Sending corps to Cuba

In order to send a corp to Cuba, 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 originals to a Notary Public or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada in order to get certified copies of the documents stating that the documents are true and valid copies of the originals issued by competent authorities in the Province.

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. 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 corps in Cuba.
• Cemetery where the burial will take place

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Sending ashes to Cuba:

In order to send ashes to Cuba, 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 a Notary Public or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada in order to get certified copies of the documents stating that the documents are true and valid copies of the originals issued by competent authorities in the Province.

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 (Tourist card):

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.

For practical information such as, Hotel Prices, places to visit, etc, please contact the Cuban Tourist Board in

• Toronto

www.gocuba.ca, phone number: 416-362-0700, fax number: 416-362-6799, e-mail: info@gocuba.ca

• Montreal

www.gocuba.ca, phone number: 514-844-7307, e-mail: montreal@gocuba.ca

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.

Upon demand after their arrival, travellers 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. It is valid for one single entrance into national territory for a 30-day trip and can be extended for an additional 30 days at the office in the hotel where one has accommodations or with 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.

Children, regardless of their age, also require a tourist card, even if they are registered on their parents' passports.
Confirm first with the airline you will be travelling with, if they are going to include the tourist card in the price of the plane ticket.

To obtain this visa in person at the Consulate, these documents are needed:

• Valid Passport
• Plane Ticket with entry and return dates
Complete form
• Canadian residency or Canadian passport
• Payment of $24.00 CAD for the Consular fee

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

These documents are needed to obtain this visa by mail:

• Legible photocopy of valid Passport
• Legible photocopy of plane ticket with entry and return dates
• Legible photocopy Canadian residency or Canadian passport
Complete form
• Payment of the Consular fee for this 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. 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.
 

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Business Visa:

To discuss your business proposal you can contact:

Mrs. Ofelia Perera Ibañez
Economic Counsellor, Embassy of Cuba in Ottawa
Address: 388 Main St. Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 1E3
Phone: (613) 563 0141, ext 226
Fax: (613) 563 0068
e-mail: ecounsellor@embacubacanada.net

Business visas must be requested by applicants through the Consulate. After the approval by the Cuban Embassy, the applicant will visit the Consulate during normal business hours.

Documents to be presented:

• Valid passport
• Letter from the counterpart Company in Cuba stating length of your stay, purpose of meeting, name and position of the person signing the letter.
• One photo
Completed Visa Application Form
• Payment of the consular fee for this service: $ 128.00 CAD ($ 40.00 CAD for the request and $ 88.00 CAD for the visa)

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. 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.

For Visas processed by bodies and institutions in Cuba through the Cuban Immigration Office, the applicant must contact the Consulate and check whether authorization was received.
 

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D-6 or Press Visa:

Press Visa must be requested by the applicant from the press office of the Cuban Embassy in Ottawa. You can contact:

Mrs. Máriem Martinez Laurel
First Secretary Press & Cultural Attaché
cubasec@embacubacanada.net

After approval is communicated to the consulate, the applicant will visit the consulate during normal business hours. 

Documents to be presented:

• Valid passport
Completed Visa Application Form
• Payment of the consular fee for this service: $ 128.00 CAD ($40.00 CAD for the request and $ 88.00 CAD for the visa)

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. 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.
 

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Family visa

The spouses, siblings, parents and children of Cuban citizens holding any other nationality and wish to stay at home of their relatives must present their passport and the document attesting their relationship.

Documents to be presented:

• Valid passport
• One photo
Completed Visa Application Form
• Legible photocopy of the document attesting their relationship with the Cuban citizen
• Payment of the consular fee for this service: $ 88.00 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. 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.

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