You can order the Cuba visa online. It will then be delivered to your home by mail. Before you can use the visa, you need to fill it in yourself. This is easy and not complicated. Just make sure you follow the instructions on this page carefully, as an error in filling it in will invalidate the visa.
How does the Cuba visa look?
The Cuba visa is a relatively small paper document, also called a visa card. It consists of one page, which has a tear-off line in the middle. The left and right parts are almost identical. On both parts of the visa, you need to fill in the details of the same traveller. Do not tear the two parts apart.
Example Cuba visa
What do I need to fill in?
Make sure you have the passport available of each traveller for whom you want to complete a visa card. Make sure you use the passport that you are taking with you on holiday to Cuba. This passport must be valid for at least seven months upon arrival in Cuba.
If your plans are still subject to change, it may be wise to wait a while before filling in the visa card. In fact, you can do so until just before you leave.
Copy the following information from your passport and fill it in both to the left and right of the tear line:
- Your last name
- Your primary first name
- Your date of birth
- Your passport number
- Your nationality
All completed details must match 100% with the details in the passport you are travelling with. Have you made an error in completing the visa card? Then the visa is no longer valid and you must apply for a new one. Also keep in mind that the first name listed in the passport is sometimes different from the given name. For instance, many British men are called Bill, but are listed in the passport as William. In that case, fill in William.
What do I do if I made a mistake?
It is very important that you proceed with care when filling in the Cuba visa. If you make a mistake, it cannot be fixed. If you cross out and correct an error, the visa immediately becomes invalid and you can no longer use it. You will need to apply for a new visa card and pay for it again as well. That is why you should try to avoid this.
Why do I have to fill in everything twice?
On arrival in Cuba, you are led through the passport check straight away. There, an employee of the Cuban immigration service will check if your passport and visa are in order. The employee will tear the visa in half along the perforation, and keep the right part. The left part will be given back to you. You need to keep the left part of the visa in a safe place during your trip. When leaving Cuba, you will need to hand it in when you pass the passport check again.
What else do I need to know about the Cuba visa?
Each traveller needs their own visa to enter Cuba; including children. If you order the visa on this website, you will not need to make an appointment at the consulate. The visa does not mention a starting date or a date of expiry. It therefore does not matter when you go on your trip. As a result, you do not need to have made any concrete travel plans yet to apply for your visa. The validity period of 90 days only starts when you actually arrive in Cuba. If desired, you can extend the validity for another 90 days after arrival.
Ordering the visa
The visa card can be ordered online by filling in the application form and also making the payment online. This can be done with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or PayPal. You will receive your order by mail. You do not have to sign for receipt and the parcel easily fits in every letterbox, so you do not have to stay at home to receive it.
Apply for the Cuba visa now
e-Visa.ie is a commercial and professional visa agency, and supports travellers in obtaining, among others, the Cuba visa. e-Visa.ie acts as an intermediary and is in no way part of any government. You can also apply for a visa directly with the immigration service (17 EUR per visa). However, not with our level of support. If you submit your application via e-Visa.ie, our support centre is available to you 24/7. In addition, we manually check your application and all the documents you provide before submitting it to the immigration authorities on your behalf. If we suspect any errors or omissions while doing so, we will personally contact you to ensure that your application can still be processed quickly and correctly. To use our services, you pay us 17 EUR in consular fees, which we pay to the immigration service on your behalf, as well as € 27,95 in service fees as compensation for our services, including VAT. Our services have saved many travellers from major problems during their trip. Should an application be rejected despite our support and verification, we will refund the full purchase price (unless an application for a previous Cuba visa was rejected for the same traveller). Read more about our services here.