Travel & Tourism

How do you get a visa for Cuba

Published : 13 Sep 2021 01:15 AM | Updated : 18 Sep 2021 08:55 PM

Are you going to visit Cuba in the near future? You might know that you must need to collect a visa from Cuba to pass through the border unless being a citizen of a visa-exempt state.

Things to know

Therefore, you have to be aware of the fact that for a Tourist Card, all nationalities are not eligible. 20 nationalities are not permitted to have it. So, you are recommended to use iVisa’s Visa Checker to know for sure. It is a tool that helps you know which group you belong to.

Ways to apply 

There are technically two ways to apply for a Cuba visa. They are the following:

# You may apply it offline i.e. contact with the closest Cuban Diplomatic Mission, or 

# You may apply online for a Tourist Card.

The first step heads you to a visit to a Cuban Embassy. You can browse the embassy’s website to know what you would need to give an application. Then you may go to the embassy and fill in an application form. Applying offline is actually more complex than applying online. But this is the best thing you can do when you do not have other options.

The second step denotes people who are eligible for a Tourist Card. If you are eligible for a Tourist card, you may fill in an application form online operating the services given by iVisa. This is an entirely online process. The best thing is that you might achieve your visa as early as one working day.

What do you need?

It does not have so many requirements in applying for a Tourist card. Technically, there are only two requirements - 

# A passport, and 

# An application form. 

That passport needs to be valid for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in Cuba. Again, you may fill in that application form online. However, you should have the following documents when you get to Cuba:

# Passport: The passport should be valid for another 6 months from your date of arrival in Cuba.

# Tourist Card:  This is the one which you achieve from iVisa after your application.

Your flight itinerary

Since 2010, a copy of your travel insurance is a necessary requirement. IVisa organized the application form so that you don't have to spend more than 10 minutes filling it. It is easy rather comprehensive. iVisa’s support service is available 24/7 if you want any help. There are two simple steps you have to go through:

# You need to give your personal information and your passport’s expiry date. You also have to select a processing time. You need to keep in mind that the choice you make would definitely hit the cost of the document. IVisa usually provides you three options:

# Standard Processing: Your application would be processed and your Tourist card would be handover in just 3 to 5 working days.

# Rush Processing: Your Tourist card would be delivered within 1 to 3 working days.

# Super Rush Processing: You would get your Cuba Tourist card in 1 working day.

You have to make the payment with one of the multiple available payment methods. You can use -

# Credit card

# Debit card,

# PayPal, 

# WeChat, and 

# Alipay. 

Moreover, you should take a thorough look at the information you have provided in step one. Thus you can assure that there are no mistakes. Next, all you have to do is to submit your application. After that, you should wait for the confirmation letter and the Tourist card. The former would be delivered via e-mail, while the latter would be reached via a delivery method of your choice in the timeframe you have confirmed.

Finally, you may receive a Cuban Tourist visa at a diplomatic mission. But you must first check your eligibility for a Tourist Card and applying online. It might surely let things simpler for you. The Tourist Card can let you stay in Cuba for 30 days with a single entry. But Canadians have privileges as they can spend 90 days inside the country.

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