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Cubans Residents in Cuba with Expired Passports Will Be Allowed to Travel With a DVT (Temporary Travel Document) from November 2020

Oct 13 , 2020


As a result of the COVID-19, many of the Cubans residents are staying in the United States and were unable to return to Cuba during all these months. Many of them hold an expired Cuban passport. In this informative note we would like to describe in detail the best option to solve this situation without the need of renewing the passport at the Cuban consulate in Washington.



  • Consular form 
  • 2 Passport photos 
  • Photo of your Cuban passport
  • Photo of your ID Card (optional)

Once the DVT is granted, a document to travel with an expired passport, the citizen has 30 DAYS TO ENTER CUBA. This means, this travel document can only be used within 30 days from the date of issue. Please carefully arrange your request in advance to be ready to travel as soon as you receive it. For those who have overstayed their 24 months, please be advised that no payment or request for extension of stay abroad is applicable to any Cuban citizen whose 24 months have expired after 19 March of this year. Furthermore, all must enter Cuba before 12 October 2021 in order to preserve their rights. It is unclear how long this process would take, as we only started offering it yesterday, October 12th, but we do know that the process is very quick, we expect 7-10 days after receiving your photos and signed application form. If you are interested in processing your DVT, Opapeleo can work for you. However, the procedure must be ONLY completed by phone, since it is not yet available for online processing. Please call us at 202-800-4141 from 8AM to 8PM from Monday to Saturday, Sunday 8AM to 2PM. For further information on Opapeleo procedures please visit OPAPELEO TRÁMITES

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