Cuba Visa Overview (US Citizens)
The Cuban Assets Control Regulations are enforced by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and affect all U.S. citizens and permanent residents wherever they are located, all people and organizations physically located in the United States, and all branches and subsidiaries of U.S. organizations throughout the world. The regulations require that persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction be licensed in order to engage in any travel-related transactions pursuant to travel to, from, and within Cuba, or that the transactions in question be exempt from licensing requirements. Transactions related to travel for tourist activities are not licensable. This restriction includes travel to Cuba for tourist activites from or through a third country, such as Mexico or Canada. U.S. law enforcement authorities enforce these regulations at U.S. airports and pre-clearance facilities in third countries. Travelers who fail to comply with Department of the Treasury regulations may face civil penalties and criminal prosecution upon return to the United States.
All travelers to Cuba, including religious workers, should contact the Cuban Embassy in Washington to determine the appropriate type of visa required for their purpose of travel. Cuba requires visitors to have non-U.S. medical insurance, and sells a temporary policy to those who do not have it. Questions about this insurance requirement should be directed to the Cuban Embassy. Cuban authorities do not demand HIV tests of travelers to Cuba, with the exception of foreign students on scholarships. The Cuban authorities accept the results of HIV tests conducted by labs in the United States. Please verify this information with the Cuban Embassy before traveling.
Information about dual nationality or the prevention of international child abduction can be found elsewhere on our website. For further information about customs regulations, please read our Customs Information page.
For the latest information on U.S. regulations governing travel to Cuba and to view the most accurate and updated travel restrictions information, please see the Department of the Treasury's OFAC website.
To obtain your Cuba Visa you will gather a list of required document
and applications and deliver them to one of our offices
(we offer both FedEx overnight or local office delivery options).
We then work with the Cuba Embassy or consulate office to have your visa issued.
Cuba Visa Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Cuba tourist and business visas are issued in the US by the
Cuba Embassy and Cuba consulate offices. ItsEasy can help you obtain
your Cuba visas quickly by following the easy to read instructions
containing all of the requirements, forms and visa application. To
obtain the visa requirements, simply complete the form above and press,
After reviewing the Cuba visa information for travel to Cuba,
please feel free to contact our offices and speak to an visa specialist
who can answer any remaining question you may have about Cuba travel
What is a Cuba Visa?
For those who have traveled to Mexico or Europe, American
passports are typically stamped by the immigration agent upon entry and
authorized to stay for a period of time (typically between 30 and 90
days). For some destinations a "pre-authorization" is required. The
confirmation of this pre-authorization is provided as a visa which
outlines the specific approval including dates of entry, duration of
stay and purpose of travel. Although pre-authorized to visit, a visa is
not a guaranteed entry permit and an immigration official may, at their
discretion deny entry - although this is an extremely rare
When to Apply for Cuba Visas?
It is recommend that you apply for your Cuba visa 3 to 4 weeks
before your travel date. Although the visa itself may only take a few
days to process it is always best to add as much of a buffer as possible
incase any issues arise during the process. If this is last minute
travel - don’t worry - you’re in good hands, but give us a call to
discuss your situation in detail.
What is "Visa Validity"?
Validity refers to when the visa expires. For example, a three
month visa means you have three months from the date the visa is issued
to enter and depart Cuba (although the actual period of stay in Cubamay be limited to 30 days or less. The exact validity of your visa will
be written on your actual visa.
What is an "Entry" (Single / Double / Multiple)?
Single entry visas allow you to enter Cuba one time within the
validity of the visa. Double entry visas allow you to enter Cuba two
times within the validity of the visa. Multiple entry visas allow you to
enter Cuba an unlimited amount of times within the validity of the
What Is a "Visa Jurisdiction"?
Some foreign Embassies or consulates will only accept visa
applications from residence within a specific area, normally determined
Why Should I Use ItsEasy to Secure My Cuba Visa?
Obtaining an Cuba visa can be a cumbersome and complicated
process. Using an expediting service such as ItsEasy who specialize in
travel visas can provide you accurate instructions and processing times,
walk you through the process, provide updates and handle problems
quickly - making what is a complex issue simple. ItsEasy has been
specializing in this service since 1976 and has assisted millions of
travelers. We are one of the largest passport and visa services and
represent some of the largest public, private and government companies
in the world by handling international travel support services for their