MARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR CUBA
GETTING MARRIED IN CUBA
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO GET MARRIED IN CUBA
Wedding ceremonies in Cuba are held at the International Law Office or in a resort.
For the Marriage in Cuba, passports don’t have to be translated neither legalized.
If you are divorced and your divorce took effect more than two years ago, get in contact with your wedding coordinator or the Notary Public at the International Law Office to confirm if you need an Affidavit of Single Status.
Your full name has to match in every document, if this is not the case please get in contact immediately with your wedding coordinator in Cuba or the Notary Public at the International Law Office.
If you need the Affidavit of Single Status and the Affidavit of Identity both 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.
How to prepare your documents:
Take the originals documents and the translated documents (translations must be done with a translation company in Canada) 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.
The fee for legalizations by the Cuban consulate 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. All fees are subject to change.
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