Consulate information


2639 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

Phone: (202) 797-8515/18 Website

Important Facts

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (subject to change). Flights from Guyana, Haiti, Nicaragua, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago are suspended. This does not apply to humanitarian flights. Travelers must have a printed negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. Travelers are subject to a Covid-19 PCR test upon arrival, medical screening and quarantine.  A completed “Declaracion de Sanidad del Viajero” must be presented and a health tax fee of $30 or equivalent must be paid upon arrival. For up to date information, please click this link
  • Passport must have at least six (6) months validity beyond the completion of a trip and at least two (2) blank visa pages.
  • There are three (3) ways to obtain visa (Business/Tourist) for Cuba:
    1. The GC Visa Office can assist you in applying your visa at the Cuban Consulate in Washington DC.                   
    2. Obtain your visa at “Cuba Travel Services” (CTS) before your travel. Click the following website: Cuba Travel Services.
    3. You can purchase the Cuba Tourist Visa Card with your Travel Airlines (check with your airlines before purchasing your ticket) The following airlines have this service: American, Delta, Frontier, Jetblue, Southwest, and United.  
  • For Religious Visa (Preaching)
    • The host needs to obtain the visa at the Cuban immigration office in Cuba and send a copy of the visa to the traveler before the departure date. Visa will be activated at the port of entry at the Cuban Immigration Office.
  • TOURIST CARDS (tarjeta de turismo) for nationals of Canada for a maximum stay of 90 days; for nationals of some other countries for a maximum stay of 30 days with possible extension.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals of Namibia; for nationals of Kenya and Russian Fed. and some other countries for a maximum stay of 90 days; for nationals of Singapore for a maximum stay of 30 days.
  • TRANSIT WITHOUT VISA (TWOV) for passengers with confirmed onward ticket to a third country within 72 hours. They must have documents required for the next destination.
  • For more information and questions contact the GC Visa office.
Visa Application Requirements US NON-US
Valid passport
Completed and signed application form
The application must be typewritten. Not handwritten.
Passport size photos - one (1) photo
White background and should be free of shadows, in color and clear, without glasses. Applicants must directly face camera w/ a neutral expression and clearly visible eyes.
Copy of flight itinerary
A round trip travel airline ticket with traveler's name.
Proof of valid legal residency in the US (copy only)
Be ready to show the original when applying in person.
Travel health insurance

Forms and Links

Cuba visa application Tourist Card

Processing Time

Processing timeService type
10 to 15 business daysRegular

Fee per Visa

Payment Method: Money Order,

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entryTerm of visa
Fee may vary upon entity issuing the visa0.00
Tourist/Visa Card85.00Single30 days

Additional Notes

  • Allow (2) two extra days for GC Visa Office to process your application.
  • For Long Term/Work Visa and Children under 18, Contact GC Visa Office.
  • Please note that Embassies/Country Representative Offices change the requirements on a regular basis without notifying us.
  • There is a GC surcharge for our services.

Last updated: August 1, 2022