Visa to Cuba

Visa to Cuba

According to, Cuba has been attracting travelers from Russia for many years. This is a country with a wonderful climate, friendly people, exotic nature and something nostalgic and pleasant. An important plus is visa-free entry for Russians. And if until 2018 it was possible to stay on Liberty Island without special documents for 30 days, now the period has been extended to three months. In some cases, permission will still have to be issued: this applies to those who travel for business, guest or educational purposes.

Tourist visa to Cuba: general information

Do they give multivisa? give for 3-12 months
Term of receipt 7 working days
Validity limit 6 months from date of entry
  • The cost of a regular visa
  • Express Visa: not issued
  • Visa fees: 30USD

Types of visas

  • visa-free entry – for tourists;
  • guest, business, student – can be single, double or multiple.

Visa-free entry to Cuba

In order to come to the country without a visa for tourist purposes for up to 90 days, you need to have the following documents with you:

  • a passport valid for a month from the date of departure;
  • a return ticket, which fits into three months according to dates;
  • migration card filled in two copies – details below;
  • hotel reservation or travel voucher;
  • bank statement on the availability of funds in the amount of 50 USD per day of rest – required only for those who travel on their own, not through a travel agency;
  • medical insurance policy that can be issued online.

No payment is taken upon entry, but before the return flight, you will need to pay 25 CUC in cash at the airport. The prices on the page are for October 2022.

How to fill out a migration card

The migration card must be filled out in two copies, in printed Latin letters, large and legible. The pen must be blue or black. Forms are issued on the plane. The card is filled out for each tourist separately, including children.

It is necessary to enter the last name, first name, gender, state, date of birth, citizenship, series and number of the international passport, profession, purpose of the trip, cities of departure and arrival, country of destination, place of residence on Liberty Island, home address in Russia.

Both forms are the same, one must be given to the border guard upon arrival, and the second must be kept until the end of the trip, it will be picked up on the way back.

Applying for a visa yourself

If the purpose of the trip is not tourism, but visiting relatives, studying, working, etc., you must obtain a visa. To do this, the applicant must personally contact the consulate and submit the necessary documents.

Documents for a visa to Cuba

Required documents for obtaining a visa to Cuba:

  1. international passport

The validity period must exceed 6 months from the date of entry into the country;

  1. Copy of Russian passport

We need copies of all pages with any marks;

  1. Photo

Two photographs 3×4 cm (requirements below);

  1. Flights

Paid round-trip tickets, as well as their photocopies;

  1. Host invitation

With the seal and signature of the person responsible for the tourist in Cuba, either a business invitation or an invitation from an educational institution;

  1. Help from the place of work

Certificate of employment with the prescribed position and salary;

  1. Insurance policy

Medical insurance (and its photocopy), which can be issued online, the type should be chosen based on the perceived risks;

  1. Booking a hotel

Accept both paid and regular reservations;

  1. Consular fee

A check confirming the payment of the consular fee;

Visa processing for children

In addition to all the documents listed above, in order to obtain a visa, minors require a birth certificate and permission to travel abroad: from one parent, if the young tourist is accompanied only by mom or dad (and also if one of them has died, deprived of parental rights, etc.).), from both – if a third person is traveling with the child.

Photo Requirements

You must provide two photographs of 3×4 cm, color or black and white. The applicant must be photographed from the front, looking straight ahead, with a calm expression or a slight smile, mouth closed. It is desirable that the ears are visible, and the face occupies about 70% of the frame.

High and complex hairstyles, large hair accessories, hats (only those worn for religious reasons) and extravagant glasses are not allowed. A simple frame can be left on if it does not interfere with seeing the eyes.

The length of the head from chin to crown is approximately 30 mm (70-80% of the area). The photo is taken from the front, the gaze is directed to the camera, there is no smile.

Consular fee

For visa-free entry, the consular fee is not charged, but on the way back, before departure, you need to pay a tourist tax of 25 CUC. Registration of any visa costs from 30 USD (for personal delivery) to 110 USD (for registration through intermediaries), regardless of the validity period and the possible number of visits. In case of refusal, the money will not be returned.

If you apply not directly, but through agencies, you will have to pay up to 110 USD for registration.

Visa processing and validity periods

Official visa processing time: 7 working days, but in some cases it can be extended for another week.

A visa to Cuba can be single, double or multiple entry. At the same time, the total period of stay under any document should not exceed 90 days. A single entry visa entitles you to one entry into the country. Double – two, it is important that the break between trips was no more than six months. A multiple entry visa is issued for a period of three months to a year. You can come an unlimited number of times, but in total all days of stay must add up to 90.

Visa to Cuba

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