How to get married in Cuba? Requirements for marriage in Cuba

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How do I get home in Cuba? Requirements for marriage in Cuba

Would you like to enjoy home-made food in Cuba and have a unique and memorable experience? In this article, we will explain to you what you need to know about marriage in Cuba, from the legal requirements and the ways that you must complete, as well as the costs and options you have to celebrate your wedding.

It is important to note that the nuptial contract in Cuba is legally recognized both nationally and internationally. This means that your marriage will be valid even if you plan to return to your country of origin after the ceremony. However, it is essential to meet certain requirements before being able to travel to the island.

Once you have fulfilled all the legal requirements, you will be on the list to celebrate your wedding in Cuba. Don’t forget to consult with a local wedding organizer to ensure that all the details are in order and have a perfect experience in this beautiful country tropical.

It is important that all documents presented by Cuban citizens residing abroad must be translated into Spanish and legalized by the Cuban Consulate in the country from which they were sent.

Marriages are accepted in Cuba

  • Cubans permanently residing in the country.
  • Cubans permanently resident in the country and Cubans resident abroad.
  • Cubans residing abroad.
  • Cubans residing abroad and foreigners residing outside Cuba.
  • Cubans permanently resident in the country and foreigners resident outside Cuba.
  • Cubans residing permanently in the country and foreigners residing temporarily or permanently in Cuba.
  • Foreigners who choose to get married in Cuba.

Another important thing to remember is that, in Cuba, the ability of people to formalize marriage is over ten or eighteen years old.

Marriage - How to get married in Cuba

Marriage between Cubans residing in the country

Cubans who are permanent residents of the country must present themselves at the Colectivos Bufetes, Palacio de Matrimonios or Notaría de su elección, fulfilling the following requirements:

  1. Both parties must present themselves with their identity documents.
  2. You must draw two witnesses with their respective identity flesh.
  3. If one or both parties are divorced, they must submit a divorce certification. If the woman is divorced less than 300 days ago, she must also present a medical certificate of embarrassment.
  4. If one of the parties is alive, they must present a life certificate, a marriage certificate with a life note and a certificate of termination of the previous marriage.

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Marriage between Cubans residing in the country and Cubans residing abroad.

To begin this process, interested parties must formalize their marriage in the International Juridical Consultations or in the Special Services Offices which are authorized specifically for this purpose.

For Cuban citizens residing in the country

  1. Both parties must present themselves with their identity documents.
  2. You must draw two witnesses with their respective identity flesh.
  3. If one or both parties are divorced, they must submit a divorce certification. If the woman is divorced less than 300 days ago, she must also present a medical certificate of embarrassment.
  4. If one of the parties is alive, they must present a life certificate, a marriage certificate with a life note and a certificate of termination of the previous marriage.

For Cuban citizens not resident in the country

  1. Present a Cuban passport.
  2. Hold an entry and residence permit in the country.
  3. If the marital state is divorced, a divorce certification must be presented. If the woman is divorced less than 300 days ago, she must also present a medical certificate of embarrassment.
  4. If one or both parties are living, they must present a life certificate, a marriage certificate with a life note and a certificate of termination of the previous marriage.

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Marriage between Cubans residing abroad

Wedding in Cuba - How to get married in Cuba

Marriages of this type are formalized in the branches of the International Juridical Consultation or in the Service Offices Specialized, always meet the following requirements:

  1. Present a Cuban passport.
  2. Hold an entry and residence permit in the country.
  3. If the marital state is divorced, a divorce certification must be presented. If the woman is divorced less than 300 days ago, she must also present a medical certificate of embarrassment.
  4. If one or both parties are living, they must present a life certificate, a marriage certificate with a life note and a certificate of termination of the previous marriage.

It is important that all documents presented by Cuban citizens residing abroad must be translated into Spanish and legalized by the Cuban Consulate in the country from which they were sent.

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Marriage between Cuban residents in foreign countries and foreign residents outside Cuba

The formalization of the marriage act between Cubans residing in foreign countries and foreign residents outside Cuba is carried out in the branches of the International Juridical Consultation or in the Specialized Services Offices, fulfilling the following requirements:

For Cuban citizens residing abroad

  1. Present a Cuban passport.
  2. Hold an entry and residence permit in the country.
  3. If the marital state is divorced, a divorce certification must be presented. If the woman is divorced less than 300 days ago, she must also present a medical certificate of embarrassment.
  4. If one or both parties are living, they must present a life certificate, a marriage certificate with a life note and a certificate of termination of the previous marriage.

It is obligatory that all documents sent abroad in another language must be translated into Spanish and legalized in the Consulate of Cuba corresponding to the place where they reside.

For foreigners residing outside Cuba

  • Certificate or acta de nacimiento.
  • Current passport or official identity document with embarquery fee or tourist visa.
  • If only, the sole certification or legal declaration authorized by a notary.
  • If the marital state is divorced, you must submit:
  • Sentence signatures of divorce or certification of divorce.
  • If you are a woman and have not passed more than 300 days since the end of your previous marriage, you must present a medical certificate certifying whether you are embarrassed or not, in order to determine the paternity of your future child.
  • You are certified for marriage and marital dissolution.

It is important that all documents presented by Cuban citizens residing abroad must be translated into Spanish and legalized by the Cuban Consulate in the country from which they were sent.

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Marriage of Cubans residing in the country and foreigners residing outside Cuba

When it comes to marriage between Cubans who reside permanently in the country and foreigners who reside outside Cuba, it is necessary to carry out the process of formalizing the marriage in the branches of International Juridical Consultation or in the Specialized Services Offices. To comply with this request, you must keep in mind the following requirements:

For Cuban citizens permanently residing in the country

  1. Both parties must present themselves with their identity documents.
  2. You must draw two witnesses with their respective identity flesh.
  3. If one or both parties are divorced, they must submit a divorce certification. If the woman is divorced less than 300 days ago, she must also present a medical certificate of embarrassment.
  4. If one of the parties is alive, they must present a life certificate, a marriage certificate with a life note and a certificate of termination of the previous marriage.

For foreigners residing outside Cuba

  1. Certificate of birth: A certificate or certificate of birth is required.
  2. Identification: You require a current passport or an official identity document, together with the embarquery fee or tourist visa.
  3. Sole certification: If it is sole, you need a sole certification or a sworn declaration authorized by a notary.
  4. Divorce Certification: If you are divorced, you must submit a divorce certification. Also, if you are a woman and have been less than 300 days since your last marriage, you require a medical certificate of embarrassment to determine the paternity of a possible child.
  5. Life certification: If you are married, you need a marriage and marital termination certification.

It is mandatory that all documents sent abroad in another language must be translated into the Spanish language and legalized in the Consulate of Cuba that corresponds to the place where you reside.

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Marriage between Cubans residing in the country and foreigners residing in Cuba

The formalization of the marriage act between Cubans residing in the country and foreigners residing temporarily or permanently in Cuba, is carried out in the branches of the International Juridical Consultation or in the Specialized Services Offices, fulfilling the following requirements:

For Cuban citizens permanently residing in the country

  1. Both parties must present themselves with their identity documents.
  2. You must draw two witnesses with their respective identity flesh.
  3. If one or both parties are divorced, they must submit a divorce certification. If the woman is divorced less than 300 days ago, she must also present a medical certificate of embarrassment.
  4. If one of the parties is alive, they must present a life certificate, a marriage certificate with a life note and a certificate of termination of the previous marriage.

For foreigners with temporary or permanent residence in Cuba

  1. Certificate of birth: A certificate or certificate of birth is required.
  2. Identification: You require a current passport or an official identity document, together with the embarquery fee or tourist visa.
  3. Sole certification: If it is sole, you need a sole certification or a sworn declaration authorized by a notary.
  4. Divorce Certification: If you are divorced, you must submit a divorce certification. Also, if you are a woman and have been less than 300 days since your last marriage, you require a medical certificate of embarrassment to determine the paternity of a possible child.
  5. Life certification: If you are married, you need a marriage and marital termination certification.

All documents sent abroad in another language must be translated into the Spanish language and legalized in the Cuban Consulate that corresponds to your place of residence.

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Marriage among foreigners who choose to carry out a wedding in Cuba

When foreigners decide to move to Cuba it is possible to do so and they must go to the International Juridical Consultation or Specialized Services Office, with the following documentation:

  1. Certificate of birth: A certificate or certificate of birth is required.
  2. Identification: You require a current passport or an official identity document, together with the embarquery fee or tourist visa.
  3. Sole certification: If it is sole, you need a sole certification or a sworn declaration authorized by a notary.
  4. Divorce Certification: If you are divorced, you must submit a divorce certification. Also, if you are a woman and have been less than 300 days since your last marriage, you require a medical certificate of embarrassment to determine the paternity of a possible child.
  5. Life certification: If you are married, you need a marriage and marital termination certification.

Please note that all documents sent to foreigners in another language must be translated into the Spanish language and legalized in the Cuban Consulate that corresponds to your place of residence.

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Marriage formalization costs

Marriage - How to get married in CubaFor natural persons with residence in the national territory

  • Marriage formalization between Cuban citizens in the notarial office: $75.00 Cuban pesos (CUP).
  • Marriage formalization between Cuban citizens outside the notary: $300.00 Cuban pesos (CUP).
  • Sellos: $5.00 Cuban pesos (CUP).

For natural persons with residence abroad, and foreign persons not resident in the national territory

  • Formalization of marriages between Cuban citizens and foreigners within the notarial entity: $13,125 Cuban pesos (CUP).
  • Formalization of marriages between Cuban and foreign citizens outside the notarial branch:
  • Working hours: $2500 Cuban pesos (CUP).
  • Labor hour fee: $3750 Cuban pesos (CUP).
  • Inmediatez (within 24 hours): $1875 Cuban pesos (CUP).
  • Marriage formalization between foreign citizens: $7500 Cuban pesos (CUP).
  • Formalization of marriages between foreign citizens as part of a tourist offer: $10,000 Cuban pesos (CUP).
  • For the protocol of documents for contracting marriage (certificaciones de nacimiento, solería or defunción carried for the formalization of the act): $2500 Cuban pesos (each) (CUP).
  • Sellos: $125.00 Cuban pesos (CUP).

Important: The fees that are paid for the notary service are paid at the time of the authorization of the instruments, with the exception of marriage, which is paid at the time of the solicitation.

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You cannot be tested

  • Those aged 18 years and older,
  • Loss judicially incapacitated,
  • The blind or deaf are prevented from declaring what knowledge they have because of their limitations,
  • The relatives of the notary who authorizes, within the fourth degree of consanguinity or second of affinity;
  • Those who have been sanctioned for crimes against public law or perjury;
  • Those who do not understand the Spanish language;
  • The workers of the notary where the marriage is formalized.

Home in Cuba is a unique and memorable experience that offers a mixture of beautiful natural landscapes, rich culture and warm hospitality. However, it is essential to be well prepared and understand all the legal requirements to ensure that your marriage is recognized both in Cuba and abroad.

Although the process may seem daunting at first, with the correct information and careful planning, you can keep your dreams on the beautiful island of Cuba.

 

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