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Havana Journal Launches Proprietary Cuban Document Retrieval Service

Posted May 26, 2011 by publisher in Cuban Americans.
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Havana Journal Inc, a Massachusetts based media network, has announced it is now offering a proprietary Cuban document retrieval service that can obtain hard-to-find Cuban birth certificates, Cuban death certificates, Cuban marriage certificates and other documents directly from Cuba.

This service from CubaCityhHall.com allows Cuban born people to obtain their Cuban birth certificate which is required in order to do the following:

• Apply for a driver’s license or Social Security
• Address US immigration issues
• Obtain a Cuban passport
Apply for Spanish Nationality

This service also offers people the opportunity to obtain Cuban marriage and death certificates, among other documents, that are required to address certain legal issues that can only be resolved with specific, official documents directly from Cuba.

How It Works

People needing official Cuban documents first fill out an order form at the website with their information in order to start the document retrieval process. Our associates will visit the appropriate civil registry in Cuba, obtain the certificate then provide a scan to the customer as proof of retrieval. Payment in full is then required in order to begin the legalization process and ultimately the delivery of the document from Cuba.

President Rob Sequin said “We have been very fortunate to have helped many dozens of customers and we enjoy a very high success rate of retrieval when we have good information from our customer”.

Legalization of Cuban Documents

In order for any Cuban document to be recognized for official use outside of Cuba, each one has to be “legalized” by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX). The legalization of the certificate is provided as part of the document retrieval process.

The Alternatives

There are only a few ways anyone can obtain documents from Cuba:

• Ask friends or family for assistance
• Go to Cuba to attempt to retrieve one’s own document
• Contact the Cuban Interests Section in Washington DC for assistance
• Use a third party service like CubaCityHall.com

The friends and family or do-it-yourself method requires individuals to understand the Cuban bureaucracy and logistics process and be able to invest the time required in a lengthy process. The Cuban Interests Section in Washington DC is unresponsive to emails and phone calls.

OFAC Compliant Process

Retrieving documents from Cuba is a very complicated and time consuming process that is fraught with financial, logistic and legal challenges.

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) enforces US sanctions against Cuba. CubaCityHall.com’s proprietary Cuban document retrieval process is in full compliance with OFAC’s Cuban Embargo Regulations. The company uses well-known Miami attorney Pedro A. Freyre of AkermanSenterfitt, who is a nationally recognized subject matter expert for advice on Cuban legal issues, including Cuban Embargo Regulations.

Cuban Passports

Since more Cuban Americans are traveling to Cuba in 2011, many need to obtain or renew a Cuban passport or at least travel on a P11 Cuban travel visa. Havana Journal Inc is working with Cuba Travel Services to assist people with Cuban passport and visa applications so they can travel to and return from Cuba with the appropriate documentation.

Summary

For these many reasons, people are extremely pleased to discover the services that CubaCityHall.com has to offer, especially since there is no financial risk beyond a small application fee. CubaCityHall.com’s website has more information along with numerous scans and photos of actual Cuban certificates and documents retrieved from Cuba.

About Havana Journal Inc.

Havana Journal Inc operates more than three dozen Cuba related websites featuring Cuba travel, business and culture information along with a Cuba consulting service and a Cuba legal assistance referral service for individuals and businesses. The company’s latest website features legal travel to Cuba information.

This media and services network also owns more than 2500 Cuba related domain names in various stages of development in preparation for a post-Castro, post-Embargo Cuba.
Havana Journal Inc. and CubaCityHall.com are not affiliated with any Cuban government agency.

Havana Journal Inc.
PO Box 1525
South Dennis, MA 02660
(508) 744-6790
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