Legal Requirements for Destination Weddings in Cuba


Destination Weddings CubaLegal Requirements for Destination Weddings in Cuba

If Cuba is your country of choice you will need to understand what is required of you to have a Destination Wedding in Cuba.  Our first recommendation is to understand the requirements for a wedding from the Wedding Coordinator at the selected resort.  We contact the resort for our clients and work with our clients so that they understand what is necessary.  Posted on this page is information from the Canadian Cuban Consulate with details on the legalities.  Again, Contact Us to review the legal requirements for getting married in Cuba.  

Remember that this information can be viewed at www.embacubacanada.net, information may change without notice so it is very important to stay current on what is required by visiting the Consulate Website and by working with the onsite wedding coordinator.  




GETTING MARRIED IN CUBA

EMBASSY IN OTTAWA (Ottawa City and Hull)

CONSULATE IN TORONTO (Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut)

CONSULATE IN MONTREAL (Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Newfoundland and Labrador)

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EMBASSY IN OTTAWA (Ottawa City and Hull)

Documents needed for getting married in Cuba

1. Birth Certificate –original or certificated copy- (Authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs)

2. Affidavit of single status –in case you have never been married before- or divorce certificate –original or certificated copy- (Authenticated by Department of Foreign Affairs)

If widowed, Certificate of Marriage and Certificate of Spouse Death.

These documents (including the Birth Certificate) must be legalized by a notary public and authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs. These documents (after being authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs) must be translated into Spanish (it can be done at our Embassy) since that one is the official language in Cuba. If they are not translated at our Embassy, a public notary should legalize the translation and the Department of Foreign Affairs should authenticate it as well before being sent to us (The Spanish version should be typewritten and without corrections or erasures, as an official document). The documents you send to us and their translations must be legalized by our Embassy for the Cuban authorities.

If the documents are not from Canada, they must be authenticated at the Embassy or Consulate in Canada of the Country they are originally from.

If you have been asked to get documents legalized by the Cuban Consulate (for any legal proceeding in Cuba) and one or more of those documents had been issued by foreign authorities (out of Canada), you must obtain a letter/certificate from the Embassy or Consulate of the country where the document was produced.

It is important that the document produced by your Embassy or Consulate has:

. Signature, name and position of the authorizing Consular or   Diplomatic official.

. Seal of the Consulate or Embassy

If you did not get any document from your Embassy/Consulate, you will have to send the document to the country of origin to be duly legalized by the national authorities and by the Consulate of Cuba in that country.

 We kindly remind you that all the documents must be duly notarized and officially translated into Spanish to be legalized.

The fee is $160.00 CND per document, (originals and translations separately) payable in cash, money order or certified check to the Cuban Embassy. Once legalized, the documents can be picked up personally or sent back to you in the way you wish (by a collect Courier or by ordinary mail service).

If you decide not to do it personally coming to our Embassy then you can also do it by regular mail and pay the applicable fee for non-in-person procedures. You should send a photocopy of your passport, the documents you need to be legalized, a money order or certified check for the amount of the services plus CD$32.00 for the non-in-person procedure fee, and a prepaid envelope so we can send it back to you together with the receipt.

IMPORTANT: The Birth Certificate and the Certificate of Marital Status, Divorce, etc. are different documents and they should be submitted as separate documents. No document can be accepted in Cuba without the translation into Spanish. In case of a couple, if they are going to Cuba to get married there, the documents are personal; that is to say, a Birth Certificate and a Certificate of Marital Status separately (two sets of documents for each person).

You can use the translation services of our Embassy (charges of $32.00 CAD per page). The name of the law firm in Cuba that can assist you with all the process is "Consultoria Juridica" (Calle 16 No. 314 e/ 3ra. y 5ta., Miramar, Playa, La Habana / Tel. (537) 33-2490 & 33-2697


EMBASSY OF CUBA IN CANADA

Address: 388 Main St., Ottawa, ON, K1S 1E3
Tel. (613) 563-0141 /  Fax. (613) 563-0068
Email: cuba@embacubacanada.net

Consular Section in Ottawa
Consul:
Mrs. Carmen E. Peterssen
Address:
388 Main St., Ottawa, ON, K1S 1E3
Tel. (613) 563-0141 / Fax. (613) 563-0068
Email: consulcuba@embacubacanada.net
Open to the public: from Tuesday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed Cuban holidays (Jan. 1, May 1, July 25, 26 & 27, Oct. 10 & Dec. 25) and Canadian holidays
Consular jurisdiction: Federal Capital region (Ottawa-Hull)




CONSULATE GENERAL IN MONTREAL

Mr. Oscar Coet
Consul General

Mrs. Liliana García
Consul

Address: 4542-4546 Décarie Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, H3X 2H5
Tel. (514) 843-8897 / 843-7559 / 843-7862   Fax. (514) 845-1063
Email: consulgralcuba@bellnet.ca
Consular Jurisdiction: Quebec, New Bronswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Newfoundland & Labrador

Open to the public: from Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed Cuban holidays (Jan. 1, May 1, July 25, 26 & 27, Oct. 10 & Dec. 25) and Canadian holidays
Phone calls: from Monday to Friday, from 2 p.m to 5 p.m


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CONSULATE GENERAL IN TORONTO

Mr. Laureano Cardoso
Consul General

Mrs. Marta Valdés de Saa

Consul

Address: 5353 Dundas West, Square Kipling, Suite 401-402, Toronto, ON, M9B 6H8
Tel. (416) 234-8181 / 234-1300  Fax. (416) 234-2754
Email: cubacon@on.aibn.com
Consular Jurisdiction: Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC, Yukon, Northwest territories & Nunavut

Open to the public:  from Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed Cuban holidays (Jan. 1, May 1, July 25, 26 & 27, Oct. 10 & Dec. 25) and Canadian holidays


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Embassy of Cuba / 388 Main St., Ottawa, ON, K1S 1E3 / T. (613) 563-0141 / F. (613) 563-0068 / cuba@embacuba.ca