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What is an express or emergency extension of a Cuban passport?

Jul 15 , 2022

After the consulate closes (March 20, 2020), it will not be possible to use the extension of the cuban passport on the same day; therefore, a number of mechanisms have been put in place for those citizens who may need to urgency to update your passportleading to what is commonly known as a express extension.

The most attendedemergencies include:

  • Having a medical certificate from a family member hospitalised in Cuba.
  • Possessing a Death Certificate of a relative living in Cuba.

There are other situations classified as urgentdepending on the operating system of the Consulate, which may include, among others:

  • Holding a flight ticket for the next fortnight.
  • The loss of a ticket in the last three days.

To check this kind of situations, please callOpapeleo, where you will find answers to all your questions.

Another option, which also depends on the operating system of the consulate, is to be close to an immigration appointment for yourself or for a family member who has an interview in Guyana and needs an extension to hold the meeting in Guyana; these dates must also be within the next fifteen days.

Opapeleo offers you theexpress extension serviceby means of a 100% on-line system, through which you can carry out your procedure by just clickinghere. If you prefer the telephone Opapeleois the only agency that is open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm. You can make the procedure by calling 202-800-4141.

Please note:

To prove the emergency with a medical or death certificate, you do not need to show the original; a photo of the original is sufficient to prove the authenticity of the document. As for the ticket, the only requirement is a photo of the ticket.

Proof of your emergency must be sent by text message to be analysed by a specialist to verify that everything is in order and then proceed with the express extension.express extension .

The processing time for an express extensionis one to threebusiness daysafter receipt of the passport at Opapeleo offices.

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