Ordering the Cuba visa can be easily done online through this website. The visa is then delivered at your home by mail. Before you can go on your trip, you need to fill in your passport information on the visa. Filling it in can be easily done yourself and will not take more than a minute of your time; here is how it works.
How does the Cuba visa look?
The Cuba visa is a paper document, also called a visa card, which consists of a single page with a tear line in the middle. The left and right parts are virtually identical. On both parts, you need to fill in your passport information. Or that of another traveller; each traveller must possess their own Cuba visa.
Example Cuba visa
What do I need to fill in?
Each traveller needs their own visa card for Cuba. On each visa card, the passport information of the traveller must be filled in twice. The following information must be copied from the passport of the traveller:
- The last name
- The primary first name
- The date of birth
- The passport number
- The nationality
Take note: all of the filled-in information must 100% match the information in the passport which is being used to travel. Do you have a visa which has a mistake on it? Or the passport number of an expired passport? Then the visa is no longer valid and you have to apply for a new one. Also be aware that the primary first name mentioned in the passport can sometimes be different from the name you are used to. For instance, many British men are called Bill, but are listed in the passport as William. In that case, fill in William.
What do I do if I made a mistake?
It is very important that you proceed with care when filling in the Cuba visa. If you make a mistake, it cannot be fixed. If you cross out and correct an error, the visa immediately becomes invalid and you can no longer use it. You will need to apply for a new visa card and pay for it again as well. That is why you should try to avoid this.
Why do I have to fill in everything twice?
On arrival in Cuba, you are led through the passport check straight away. There, an employee of the Cuban immigration service will check if your passport and visa are in order. The employee will tear the visa in half along the tear line, and keep the right part. The left part will be given back to you. You need to keep the left part of the visa in a safe place during your trip. When leaving Cuba, you will need to hand it in when you pass the passport check again.
What else do I need to know about the Cuba visa?
Each traveller needs their own visa to enter Cuba; including children. If you order the visa on this website, you will not need to make an appointment at the consulate. The visa does not mention a starting date or a date of expiry. It therefore does not matter when you go on your trip. This can be useful, as you do not need to have your travel plans ready and your flight ticket booked when applying for the Cuba visa. The validity term of 30 days starts on the moment you actually arrive in Cuba. If so desired the validity can be extended by 30 days after arrival.
Ordering the visa
The visa card can be ordered online by filling in the application form and making the payment. This can be done with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or PayPal. You will receive your order by mail. You do not have to sign for receipt and the parcel easily fits in every letterbox, so you do not have to stay at home to receive it.
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