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Summary of New Cuban Passport Measures as of 16 May 2023

May 16 , 2023

Update on the main changes in the new measures related to the Cuban Passport


On the morning of May 16, 2023 Ernesto Soberón, Director General of Consular Affairs and Cubans Residing Abroad announced new consular measures related to the cost, validity or requirements for Cuban passports, passport extensions, etc. Opapeleo outlines the main points below:

  • Extend the validity of the Cuban passport to 10 years for those older than 16 and 5 years for minors.
  • Remove passport extension requirement. No more passport extensions
  • Reduce the price for passports at consulates, setting the fee at 180 USD/Euros for those over 16 years of age and 140 USD/Euros for minors.
  • In accordance with the new Constitution, to establish the use of the Cuban passport when entering Cuba for emigrants before 01/01/1971.
  • Match the length of stay in Cuba of Cubans living abroad and their foreign relatives (spouses and children).

The extension of stay abroad, beyond 24 months, automatic and free of charge, announced in March 2020, with the objective of supporting Cubans who were abroad during the critical period of Covid-19, remains in force.

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