Don’t leave home without it.
Thinking of traveling to Cuba?, Your Passport will be the most important document you will be taking with you, it confirms your citizenship, I like to call it your World Citizenship Paper’s. It lets the world know that you are not from Alabama or California but you are a citizen of the United States, Germany or Brazil. A passport will be your best form of Identification when you are traveling. It is widely used when entering countries, checking into Hotels, you most likely will be asked to fill out a police card listing name, passport number, destination, reasons for traveling and a local address. The State Department's Passport Bureau will have the information on obtaining a new or renewal passport. Many countries will require that the passport is valid for least 6 months after departure date from said country.
Certain countries will require in addition to a Passport a Visa; some require a tourist visa while others will require a work visa. Every country has different requirements. When I was flying to France I had to have a work Visa since I was a pilot flying into France, while at the time, if you were vacationing in France you did not need a tourist visa. Some countries will require a Visa for certain citizens; Brazil is an example that requires Visas for citizens of the United States only because the United States requires Visas from Brazilian citizens. Visas are available from the Embassy or Consulate of the country that you will be traveling to.
- Cuba Visa and Passport Requirement
Passport valid for six months after the intended length of stay required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.
Additional Passport Information
Passports issued to children must contain a photo and state the nationality.
Persons of Cuban origin who are nationals of other countries must travel with a Cuban passport if they left Cuba after 1970.
Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the Cuba embassy to check visa requirements
Required by all nationals referred to in the chart above except transit passengers continuing their journey to a third country within 72 hours, provided they hold confirmed onward tickets and US $50 per day.
Nationals of the USA are subject to the Cuban assets control regulations. The regulations require that persons subject to US jurisdiction be licensed to engage in any travel related transactions to, from and within Cuba. Transactions related to tourist travel are not licensable. The restriction includes tourist travel to Cuba from or through a third country such as Mexico or Canada. US law enforcement authorities have increased enforcement of these regulations at US airports and pre-clearance facilities in third countries. Travelers who fail to comply with the department of treasury regulations will face civil penalties and criminal prosecution upon return to the US
Tourist Visa card $21.00 valid for 30 days
Business Visa Card $50.00 valid for 30 days
$15.00 processing charge for all visas, visas must be used within 180 days
Embassy of Cuba in the UK
167 High Holborn, London WC1V 6PA, UK
Tel: (020) 7240 2488 or 0870 240 3675 (recorded information line).
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 0900-1700 (embassy); Mon-Fri 0930-1230 (consulate).
Cuba Tourist Board in the UK
154 Shaftesbury Avenue (first floor), London WC2H 8JT, UK
Tel: (020) 7240 6655 or 09001 600 295 (24-hour brochure request line; calls cost 60p per minute).
Caribbean Tourism Organization in the UK
22 The Quadrant, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1BP, UK
Tel: (020) 8948 0057.
Cuban Interests Section in the USA
2639 16th Street, NW, Washington DC 20009, USA
Tel: (202) 797 8518/19/20.