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2004 with an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
HavanaJournal.com is a Cuba information resource providing Cuba business, culture,
politics, travel and Cuban American news and information to individuals and businesses preparing for a
post-Castro post-Embargo Cuba.
Our proprietary Cuban document retrieval service has been deemed to be in full compliance with
OFAC's Cuban Embargo Regulations and the Code of Federal Regulations by a top Miami attorney.
We are fortunate to have served hundreds of Cuban American, Canadian and European customers and
have lots of testimonials from happy customers.
We are not affiliated in any way with any US or Cuban government agency, ministry or
personnel. We are a private corporation providing a proprietary document retrieval service.
Document Retrieval Services
We offer Cuban document retrieval services providing customers with*:
Cuban birth certificates
Cuban death certificates
Cuban marriage certificates
Cuban divorce certificates
Cuban school records
*in most cases depending upon a variety of factors.
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Actual certificates we retrieved for customers
QuestionsHow long does it take to get my certificate from Cuba?
Retrieval time depends on a variety of factors such as location of certificate in Cuba, Cuban
government responsiveness, type of certificate, legalization process, courier schedule and other factors.
Generally speaking we will have your certificate to your door within three to eight weeks after we
place the order for you.
Are there any up front fees?
We take a deposit of $250 to start the search process. We have up front costs along with an
investment of time and resources. In most cases, if we cannot locate a certificate for you, we will refund $100 of
When we find the certificate, we will send you a scan as proof that we have it and this gives
you the opportunit to review the information on the certificate.
Then, we ask for a balance of $250 to be paid so we can start the legalization process.
We know the cost of $500 is high but we pay a lot in fees
and five different people handle every certificate.
Why should I trust you?
We have served dozens of customers, some who insisted on giving us a positive review of our service. We are a Massachusetts based corporation since 2004 and
publish the well respected Havana Journal. If you call our (508) 744-6790 we will probably answer the phone so we are
easy to reach.
We enjoy helping people obtain the certificates they need in order to apply for Spanish
nationality, social security, driver's licenses and other enhancements to their lives.
I have family that lives in/visits Cuba. Can they get the certificate I
If your friend or family member understands the Cuban document retrieval process and has the time
to visit the proper civil registry and Cuban Ministries, then see if
they will do this favor for you.
Be sure that they verify that the information is correct on the certificate or the certificate will
be useless. We send you a digital photo of the front of the certificate for your review to confirm it has the
Then there is the legalization process that your friend or family member will have to know. Then of
course there are the out of pocket costs for fees, stamps, travel, etc.
Can I get my certificate from the Cuban Interests Section in Washington DC?
You can try. Good luck. They don't answer the phone and last time I heard, it took eight months to
get a certificate from there. Their cost is about $300 for a legalized certificate.Cuban Interests Section
2630 and 2639 16th Street NW
Washington DC 20009
Call them at (202) 797-8518 or 8519 or 8520 or 8521 or 8609 or 8610 or 8615
or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
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When we cannot directly help people with our services, we will refer people to qualified experts.
So, we should be able to help you with:
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pertain to OFAC such as licensing, regulations, documents, Cuba sanctions and
law firms in Cuba.
The Cuban Culture Forum at the Havana Journal may be
helpful if you are seeking information or would like to share information.
us what you need and we can help you directly or will refer you to a
trusted, experienced source who can help you.