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Posted February 24, 2013 by publisher in Cuban American Travel

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal

Way back in 2005 I posted an article about Cuban birth certificates because so many people were sending emails to the Havana Journal asking for information about how to get their Cuban birth certificate.

Shortly after that, we set up our Cuban document retrieval service and have been fortunate to have successfully retrieved Cuban birth, death, marriage certificates, school records, police records and more for hundreds of customers.

Unfortunately, one document that we have not been able to help people obtain is their Cuban passport.

We get three to eight requests a week regarding applications for new Cuban passports and renewals of expired passports. I have engaged with several companies who said they could help people but their service has not been satisfactory.

Some Cuban passport information requests

My name is {edit} and I would like to know some information on how to get my Cuban passport and also what my parents need to do to get the extended passport and habilitacion, do we need to pay a 20.00 dollars for each process or is it good for the processing of all applications?.

I would like to know more information in regards to obtaining a Cuban passport. Are there any online applications or forms that can be sent via-online. My grandparents and my mother would like to apply for their Cuban passports. They would like to go to Cuba sometime this year. Please let me know of all the necessary procedures.

Hi, my name is {edit}, I have been living in this country for almost 33 year and I’m a resident, I was born in Cuba so my passport was left there when I came to this country in 1980, I been wanting to get my Cuban passport for too long, I have my birth certificated from Cuba, what else do I need to do to get my passport, thank you for your help and i will be waiting for your answer.

I was wondering where can i find the Cuban passport application? I was born in Cuba but never issued an Cuban passport. So I would need the application for it, thanks a lot.

I have tried to find out information online about the new rules for Cuban children passport renewal and I have not found anything about what people said on the street here in Miami. they said that after January 14/2013 with new Cuban migration regulations to renew the Cuban minor passport, the parents need to send an authorization signed application by both parent to do a minor passport, notarized and a fee of $140.00. I was trying to find out something in consular services and there is not anything updated, Please could you clarify this to me? and if it is, where can I get the authorization form to send along with application? Can you send me a copy if you have one?

I found your website while trying to help my husband renew his Cuban passport. I cannot find the form he needs to complete.  Can you help?  Thanks so much.

I sent my passport application to the Cuban Interests Section in Washington DC with a money order and everything but forgot the envelope with my address written and return postage-prepaid. What can I do? What will happen to my passport?


While the Cuban Interests Section does Cuban birth certificate retrieval and passport services, no one answers the phone or email there. So, I decided to write this article and post information to help people understand the Cuban passport application process.

Marazul Cuban passport application forms

People constantly ask us for links to passport application and renewal forms. I’m happy to say I have found some thanks to the good people at Marazaul travel agency.

This company offers consular services as well but here are the links to the forms:

Solicitud de Passaporte Cubano or Cuban Passport Application

Solicitud de Habilitacion de Passaporte Cubano

Applications must be done in person

Just as Americans apply for US passports in the US, Cuban passports need to be applied for in person at an agency that understands the process and one that has a working relationship with the Cuban Interests Section. Since we have enjoyed our working relationship with Caribe Express in Hialeah, I strongly recommend contacting their office for more information about their passport application process.

419 West 49th St.
Hialeah, FL 33012
(305) 231 8600

Caribe Express locations in Miami

149 SW 57th Ave
Miami, FL 33144
(305) 262-5357

1665 SW 67th Ave
Miami, FL 33155
(305) 262-8825

2414 SW 137th Ave
Miami, FL 33175
(305) 222-9057

Caribe Express locations in New Jersey

6710 Bergenline Ave.
Guttenberg, NJ 07093
(201) 869-7989

626 Elizabeth Ave.
Elizabeth, NJ 07206
(908) 282-2096

Marazul locations in Miami

8324 SW 40 St.
Miami, FL. 33155
(305) 559-3616

5358 W 16 Ave.
Hialeah, FL. 33012
(305) 828-8950

771 NW 37 Ave.
Miami, FL. 33125
(305) 644-0255

Marazul locations in New Jersey

1 Marine Plaza, Suite 302
North Bergen NJ 07047
(201) 319-1054

4100 Park Avenue
Tower Plaza Mall
Weehawken, NJ 07086
Tel: (201) 319-3900

If anyone would like to add more information or is willing to help people with passport applications and renewals, please post in the comments box below.

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