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Updated Notes on Authentication of Cuban Documentation

April 24, 2017

SDR Educational Consultants, Inc.

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Notes regarding authentication of Cuban documentation

 

 

The Embassy of Cuba in Washington, D.C. (1) legalizes current diplomas and transcripts and (2) requests transcripts and diplomas directly from Cuba.

 

  • Legalization: The embassy sends documents to MINREX in Cuba; once documents are back from MINREX to the embassy, the embassy legalizes with stamps and seals.
  • Document request: The embassy can request duplicate diplomas and transcripts.

 

 

Contact information:

Consular section of Embassy of Cuba in Washington, DC:

Consular Jurisdiction:
Address: 2630 16th street NW Washington DC 20009
Phones: 202-797-8518 / -8519 / -8520

Fax:  202-797-8521

 

 

(4-19-17:  Link has been updated.)

Servicios consulares / consular services  (very detailed information on various types of services including request for educational documents:

http://www.cubadiplomatica.cu/eeuu/ES/ServiciosConsulares.aspx#LEGACERTCUBA.

Language button at top will lead to English…mostly.

 

Legalización y certificación de documentos cubanos / Legalization and certification of Cuban documents:

 

Servicio que se ofrece para que los documentos emitidos en nuestro país surtan efecto en el exterior, para ello deben. / Service offered so that documents issued in our country take effect abroad; they should:

 

  • Los documentos cubanos, para que surtan efecto en el exterior deben estar primeramente legalizados por el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (MINREX) y luego por nuestro consulado. Es por ello que, cuando usted necesite legalizar un documento, puede realizarlo a través de nuestro consulado, por lo que debe. / To take effect abroad, Cuban documents must first be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX) and then by our consulate. That is why, when you need to legalize a document, you can do it through our consulate, so you must:

 

  • Presentar en el consulado el documento original, legalizado por el MINREX y un Postal Money Order por $40.00 USD, para legalizarlo en el consulado. / At the consulate, present the original document legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Postal Money Order for $ 40.00 USD to legalize at the consulate.

 

  • Si ya Usted tiene el documento, el consulado ofrece el servicio de enviarlo al MINREX a legalizar, que tiene un costo de $25.00 USD, sólo por el envío. / If you have the document, the consulate offers the service of sending it to the Foreign Ministry to legalize, which has a cost of $ 25.00 USD, just for shipping.

 

  • Cuando llegue el documento legalizado por el MINREX, se le contactará para que envie un Postal Money Order de $80.00 USD (40.00 USD por la legalización del MINREX y $40.00 USD por la legalización en el consulado). / When the document legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, you will be contacted to send a Postal Money Order of $ 80.00 USD ($40.00 USD Minrex legalization and $40.00 USD for legalization at the consulate).

 

  • Recuerde que si no se presenta en el consulado debe añadir un  Postal Money Order por valor de $20.00 dólares (trámite no personal). / Remember that if you do not pick up at the consulate, you must add a Postal Money Order in the amount of $ 20.00 (non-personal pending).

 

  • No olvide el sobre de retorno. / Do not forget the return envelope.

 

 

(4-19-17:  Link is still operational.)

Solicitud de documento de estudio / request for educational document (template in pdf):  http://www.cubadiplomatica.cu/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=DX9SWkOST4g%3d&tabid=12110

 

 

(4-19-17:  Link and contact information have been updated.)

In terms of reaching Consultoría Jurídica and/or Bufete Internacional, this information is provided by the US Embassy in Havana (https://cu.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/local-resources-of-u-s-citizens/attorneys/).

 

Consultoría Jurídica Internacional (Casa no. 1)
Calle 16 No. 314 e/ 3ra y 5ta
Miramar, Playa, Ciudad Habana
Phone: (+53) 7204-1318
(+53) 7204-8402
FAX: (+53) 7204-2303
E-MAIL: jashna@cji.cu

 

Consultoría Jurídica Internacional (Casa no. 2)
Calle 22 no. 108 e/1ra y 3ra
Miramar, Playa, Ciudad Habana
Phone: (+53) 7204-5906/ (+53) 7204-5702
Fax: (+53) 7204-5721/ (+53) 7204-5717
E-MAIL: gquintana@cij.cu

 

Bufete de Servicios Especializados
23 y J Vedado, Ciudad Habana
Phone: (+53) 7832-6813 / (+53) 7832-6024
Fax: (+53) 7833-2159
E-MAIL: besnet@enet.cu or nuris@bes.onbc.cu

 

Bufete Internacional
Ave. 5ta no. 4002 Esq. a 40
Playa, Ciudad Habana
Phone: (+53) 7204-5126/27
(+53) 7204-5736/37
Fax: (+53) 7204-5125
E-MAIL: bufete@bufeteinternacional.cu

 

 

 

Provided by Barbara B. Glave; ATA-Certified Translator (S-E); Senior Credentials Analyst / Researcher;

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713-460-3525 / Fax: 713-460-5344; barbara@sdreducational.org / http://www.sdreducational.org

 

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