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Extension of Cuban passport validity: Changes and measures

Aug 4 , 2023

As of 1 July 2023, several lready announced changes to theCuban passport came into force. This previously announced measure introduced several changes designed to facilitate and extend the use and validity of this travel document.

The validity of the document is extended in the new passports to 10 years for those over 16 years of age and 5 years for minors.


Do I need to extend my passport?


The requirement to extend the Cuban passport is no longer compulsory, whether for passports issued prior to the measure or for those issued after its entry into force.

For passport applications still pending at the date when this measure was implemented, they were not halted, but continued in their normal course and adopted the new forms, as provided for in Decree 91 of 2023.

Under this measure, it will no longer be required to extend the passport either in Cuba or abroad. All Cubans will be allowed to enter Cuba with a valid passport or with or without an extension.


How much is the Cuban passport abroad? Does the price increase?


The Cuban passport is now cheaper and long-lasting in terms of cost. Besides eliminating the fees for extensions, the price of extensions at consulates has now also been reduced.

Eliminating the extension represents a saving of 90 to 180 USD/euros, depending on the country concerned.


Fees for the creation and renewal of the Cuban passport


The price of the Cuban passport is set at 180 dollars/euro for those over 16 years of age, and 140 dollars/euro for minors. The passport fee in Cuba remains at 2500 pesos.


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.


Ways to get your extension quickly:


  • ONLINE: Visit our website https://tramites.opapeleo.com/prorroga-pasaporte-cubano and with just typing your name, passport number, and address the extension will be on its way to you. This online procedure only takes a total of 5 minutes.
  • BY PHONE: Alternatively, for those who do not enjoy online processing, please call us at 202-800-4141 from 8 am to 8 pm 7 days a week and our operators are there to do your processing over the phone and that same day the Fedex envelope will be delivered to you with the completed sticker inside.


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