A marriage certificate is a key document with several applications when undergoing migration or applying for a new status in a foreign country. This certificate verifies an individual’s marital status, rendering the marriage valid under the laws and regulations of the issuing country and any other nations that may recognize it.
In the context of immigration and residency, this document holds crucial importance. In specific instances, it enables individuals to apply for visas, residence permits, or family immigration permits.
Holding a legalized marriage certificate can qualify couples for social security benefits, facilitate the opening of joint bank accounts, enable real estate transactions, and unlock various opportunities associated with family life. Additionally, in matters such as inheritance, health insurance, pensions, and more, it is necessary to furnish legal proof of your marital status.
Immigration authorities usually require the receiving country to demand the submission of a marriage certificate as a requisite step in the procedures for family reunification or permanent residence.
Below you will find the details outlining how our agency manages the comprehensive process of obtaining an original and legalized marriage certificate in Cuba from the United States.
To apply for a marriage certificate in Cuba, the specific requirements may vary, but generally, you will need to provide the following:
Indeed, when applying for a marriage certificate, it is essential to provide both spouses’ full names and identity card details. Certainly, to optimize the cost and expedite the procedure, having details such as the volume and folio corresponding to the marriage settlement in question can be highly beneficial. In the absence of the details above, you may alternatively furnish the date and registration particulars of the legal union involving the concerned parties.
What are the costs involved?
First of all, the expenses associated with this service may vary based on the extent of information you possess regarding the formalization of your marriage. These variations arise from the challenge of locating these certifications when essential notarial information is not fully accessible. In addition to this cost, there are legalisation fees imposed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX).
Opapeleo also provides services for translating, certifying, and notarizing copies of your documents within the United States.
Processing times for acquiring a marriage certificate
Typically, this service is completed within 3 to 7 business days if no legalization is necessary. If MINREX management is required, an additional 20 days may be added to the process, potentially extending the wait due to the increased demand resulting from the recent surge in migration.
The document will only require legalization for use outside Cuban territory. If you are applying for the document from the United States for use before Cuban authorities, legalization is not necessary.
Opapeleo is your agency for procedures 100% online or telephone. We are in Washington DC 150 meters away from the Cuban Consulate. We provide services for the Extension and Renewal of Cuban Passport, Legalisations, Powers of attorney on all kinds, Authorisations for minors to leave the country, DVT, Visas to Cuba, Top-ups, applications for Cuban certificates, delivery of official documents and all kinds of procedures related to Cuba.