We have organised the procedure and requirements into three sections: firstly who can become a permanent resident; secondly, the things needed to be completed in the UK; and thirdly, what is required to be completed in Cuba.
Only original documents or official copies are accepted. The names on all documents you provide must appear exactly as they do on your passports. You may need to provide evidence if the name on your passport is different to your birth certificate (e.g. marriage certificate or deed poll).
If we receive your instructions and documents at the same time as your documents for marriage there are no fee charged by us, disbursements only will apply.
The Cuban authorities will want to know why you wish to become a Permanent Resident in Cuba. A short letter written in Spanish stating why you are seeking Permanents Residency in Cuba; will be all that is required.
This is just a form which must be completed in Spanish giving details of your travel history, your personal data, the names of people who may come to visit you, family information, work experience, diplomas, languages you speak etc, etc. This form may only completed by persons over the age of sixteen.
The medical examination must be completed in any Cuban international clinic and consists of a HIV test, serology test and thoracic radiography. The Cuban authorities will require the test results and proof of payment.
To comply with Cuban law the certificate needs to be dated less than three months prior to the date of presentation, if it is older an official copy updated will be required from the Notary in the area you were married.
You will need a copy of the identity card of your spouse. Furthermore, when you request your residency, your spouse must be present.
The Cuban authorities will be informed where you have travelled.
These are passport size, but do check this out in person.
These may be purchased in any Cuban bank.
This agreement must be made in the office of a notary, its purpose to authorize the stranger to live in a home permanently. Obviously the home owner must have a family tie with the stranger (for example the spouse or a relative). It may also be done by a home owner of an estate the stranger will buy (and it's possible that you will be asked for the documentation that will justify this imminent transaction).
Agreements made by rental home owners are not accepted (even if after you get the permanent resident you will have the right to rent a house in national currency, but when you apply for the residency, it will not be accepted). The Cuban authorities explain this measure as the link between the stranger and the rental home owner is a commercial link, thus a weak tie and it may be broken over the time, making the stranger a burden for the Cuban government. Therefore only notarial agreements of the following will be accepted:
Years ago, the candidate had to deposit 5000 cuc in the Metropolitan Bank, now it's no longer required but the immigration authorities may require documentary proof regarding your economic solvency. For example, you receive money or you have pension or incomes of any other kind, you'll have to prove it. The authorities don't specify exactly what kind of income you need or how much, but I imagine that any acceptable amount may suffice.
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