UK citizens wishing to marry a Cuban national in Cuba need the following documents:
Only original documents or official copies are accepted. The names on all documents you provide must appear exactly as they do on your passports - if not, the authorities may refuse to allow the marriage to go ahead. You may need to provide evidence if the name on your passport is different to your birth certificate (eg marriage certificate or deed poll).
The original documents or official copies in English must be accompanied by a Spanish translation (for legal purposes in Cuba). This translation needs to be:
Legalised documents are only valid for six months from the date of issue.Statement from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office:
"From 1 February 2008 Notary Publics and solicitors are no longer able to legalise photocopies of UK Birth, Marriage, Civil Partnership, Death Certificates, or Certificates of No Impediment. This is because we have been advised that the General Register Office (GRO) or local Registry Offices are the only designated authorities in the UK who can issue certified copies of these documents."
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