As of May 2023, a new regulation will be established to obtain an expedited extension of the Cuban passport for citizens of the island residing in the United States.
The process continues to work in accordance with Cuban immigration law. Those nationals who have residency or citizenship of another country must keep their passport valid for travel to Cuba; this is essential for Cuban emigrants in the United States who travel to the island. The Cuban passport has a six-year validity period and must be extended in the second and fourth year of validity.
However, the process has changed and is now considerably easier for the applicant. Under the new measures, extensions will be received much faster. Please check this post to find out about the new changes in the procedure
New measures on the rapid extension of Cuban passports
Below we will explain in detail the new measures regarding the rapid extension of cuban passport:
- The extension continues to be in the form of a stamp that is printed in the passport, although access to the stamp by the agencies is modified. Currently the consulate sells empty stamps or stickers to wholesale agencies that have a direct contract with the consulate (as is the case of Opapeleo), so that they can execute the management in a faster and more effective way for the client.
- If you extend your passport, the process will be completed on the spot, with no need for the consulate’s intervention, and therefore, much faster. In Opapeleo you can obtain online this rapid extensionand that same day the sticker is on its way to you via Fedex, which you will receive within 48 hours. You can also select the Overnight route and receive it the next day.
- From now on he cost of each extension stamp or sticker will be 200 USD de cada sello o pegatina de prórrogas será de 200 USD, as established by the Consulate in the contract with the agencies. The shipping cost will be based on the option chosen by the client.
- One other feature: Extensions can now be requested and incorporated into the passport as soon as actually created or at any timebefore the two-year periodrequired by the rule. At the time your passport is issued, you can add both extension stamps (or the first one) and thus avoid future processing, although the cost is the same for each extension.
How to apply for a Cuban passport extension now?
With the new measures you no longer need to submit your passport for the extension, now the extension stamp can be delivered to you, which you can place in your passport yourself.
3 Ways to Get a Fast Extension with Opapeleo
1-ONLINE: Click on ourwebpage and by just providing your name, passport number, and address the extension will be delivered on its way to you. This online procedure only takes a total of 5 minutes.
2-PHONE: Alternatively, for those who do just want the online processing, we can be reached at 202-800-4141 from 8 am to 8 pm 7 days a week and our operators are available to handle your paperwork over the phone and on the same day your Fedex envelope will be delivered to you with the completed sticker inside.
3- WASHINGTON & HIALEAH FLORIDA OFFICES: You can also visit our permanent offices in Washington, D.C., 150 meters from the Cuban Consulate. In any of our offices the extensions are ON THE FLY, so we look forward to hearing from you:
- Opapeleo Head Office
2655 15th St NW Suite 2
Washington, DC, 20009
From now on, the Opapeleo office for on the fly extensions is available for the convenience of our customers in South Florida at the following address:
- Opapeleo Hialeah
4311 Palm Ave Suite 2
Hialeah, FL 33012
Opapeleo is your agency for paperwork procedures 100% online or by phone. We are located in Washington DC 150 meters from the Cuban Consulate. We provide services of ExtensionandCuban passport renewal, Legalisations, Powers of attorney of all kinds, Authorisation for minors to leave the country, DVT,Cuban visas,Top-ups, requests for Cuban certificates, delivery of official documents all kinds of procedures related to Cuba.