Documents needed to get married in Cuba
Quite often our clients feel overwhelmed when trying to understand the requirements they need to get married in Cuba. We have extensive experience doing our clients’ translations and also helping them with the legalization of their documents. Here are some examples of the types of documents you will need to get married in Cuba and which are the documents that the Cuban consulate in Toronto requires.
If you are Canadian and are getting married in Cuba, you will need the original documents or a certified copy of them plus a notarized translation into Spanish (if the documents are not in Spanish) for each document.
You will need the original documents + the original notarized translations. Once you have that, you’ll need to authenticate all the documents either at ODS in Toronto or Global Affairs in Ottawa. ODS only authenticates documents from Ontario; if your documents are from another country or another province other than Ontario you’ll need to authenticate them at Global Affairs in Ottawa.
Note: Global Affairs will not authenticate the wallet-size birth certificates; they will only authenticate original certificates issued by the Vital Statistics Office and that are signed by the Registrar. See this information:
* If your documents are not from Canada, the requirements are different. You’ll need your documents to be stamped by your country’s consulate/embassy, after that they’ll need to be authenticated at Global Affairs. If that’s not possible, your other option would be to authenticate your document in your country and legalize it in the Cuban consulate/embassy of that country. As long as your document has a stamp from the Cuban consulate it’ll be accepted in Cuba.
Once your documents are authenticated you can make an appointment at the consulate of Cuba in Toronto. You can contact them via email at email@example.com and send them a picture or scanned copy of all the documents already authenticated + a copy of your passport so they can review that your documents are ok. Then, they’ll get back to you with any questions or a date for an appointment. They charge $176 per each document in English and Spanish. So, if you have 2 English and 2 Spanish documents, your total would be $704. They accept payments via INTERACT debit card or money order or Canadian bank Certified Check made to “Consulate General of Cuba” or “Consulado General de Cuba”.
Official link of the consulate of Cuba in Toronto: http://misiones.minrex.gob.cu/en/node/1757
Documents to translate to Spanish
Information on how to get a divorce certificate (36B) in Ontario
Divorce Certificate - For Ontario; it has to be form 36B
IMPORTANT: The single status affidavit has to be signed in front of a notary public for it to be valid. Otherwise it won’t be accepted by the Cuban consulate. See examples:
Single Status Affidavit
Single Status + Identity Affidavit
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Once you get married and if you want to sponsor your spouse to come to Canada, you can check this link to help you prepare the documentation you will need: http://adrianawhiteside.com/documents-needed-for-the-sponsorship/
We also recommend that you contract the service of a professional immigration lawyer. We can personally recommend Penny Yektaeian (immigration lawyer), we know from personal experience that she is a lawyer that takes a personal interest in the success of her clients; as well, her prices are fair and reasonable. Her office is in Toronto, but she can help you with your immigration needs anywhere you are. Here is her contact information:
If you are planning to get married in Cuba and you have questions regarding the legalization of documents, we are here to hep.
You question may be, “How much does the whole process cost?”, ” What documents do I need?”, “How long does it take?”, “What if I am divorced?”, “What if I wasn’t born in Canada?”, “What if I don’t have a birth certificate?”, “Can someone do the procedure on my behalf?”, and any other questions that you might have. If we don’t know the answer we’ll try to find out.
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