Cuban Travel Visas
How to Obtain a Visa to Travel to Cuba
All travelers entering Cuba need to obtain a travel visa which can be obtained from a Cuban consulate or usually
the travel agency selling the air travel tickets to Cuba.
Cuban Tourist Visa
Cuban Tourist visas, or tourist cards as they are commonly known, are issued for an initial period of thirty
days; they are valid for a single visit and must be used within 180 days of being granted. In some circumstances,
the 30-day duration may be extended by an additional 30 days. Tourist visas are a temporary immigration service
designed for those wishing to take a holiday in Cuba. As such, they do not lead to any longer term leave to remain
and candidates must depart Cuba within on or before the expiry date of their visa. Tourist visas do not permit
their holder to engage in any employment, paid or unpaid whilst in Cuba.
The application fee for a tourist visa is $20.
Cuban Business Visa
Cuban business visas are also issued for 30 days and may be extended by an additional 30 days in some
circumstances. Although visa exemptions apply to some countries, all business visitors, without exception require a
visa to visit Cuba. Like short-term business visit visas in many destinations, a Cuban business visa is intended
for short-term business trips to Cuba to engage in activities such as attending meetings or conferences. Visas of
this kind do not permit their holder to work in Cuba.
Business, journalist and other visas are $50 each.
Read more about Cuban visas at GlobalVisas.com
Cuban visa application (in Spanish)
Contact the Cuban Interests Section
Tel: (202) 797 8518
Fax: (202) 797 8521
Address: 2630 16 St. N W.
Washington D. C. 20009