Cuba Document Attestation

Certify documents issued in Cuba for official use in Europe and abroad.

Certify documents issued in Cuba for international use
Legalize Cuban birth, death and marriage certificates, criminal record certificates (Certificación de antecedentes penales), university degrees, certificates of unmarried status (fe de soltería) and offer official Cuban documents.

Cuba is not a member of the Apostille Convention. Therefore, all Cuban documents required for submission to authorities abroad must be legalized, first by the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX) and then by the embassy of the recipient country in Havana.

  • We work with all major embassies in Havana to legalize documents, including the embassies of Spain, United Arab Emirates, Germany and the Netherlands.
  • Legalizing documents in Cuba can take 4 - 16 weeks. Note that courier services to and from Cuba are also subject to unforeseen delays.
  • We can obtain certified copies of Cuban birth, death and marriage certificates on behalf of clients requiring authentication.

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Cuban Documents that can be legalized

  • Legalize Cuban birth and marriage certificates

    Birth and Marriage Certificates

    Cuban birth certificates (certificación de matrimonio), marriage certificates (certificación de matrimonio) and death certificates (certificación de defunción) are legalized at MINREX and then at the embassy of the recipient country in Havana. Certified copies of Cuban certificates can be ordered from the Civil Status office in Havana or in the Municipality where the event took place, or from your nearest List of Cuban embassies and consulates abroad Cuban embassyExternal link (opens in new tab).
    Isarey can also obtain certified copies of Cuban death, marriage and birth certificates locally in Cuba for clients requiring authentication. Please contact us for assistance.
  • Criminal Record Certificates

    Attest Cuba police clearance and criminal record checks.
  • Cuban Education Certificates

    Attest Cuban University degree certificates and other types of academic and professional qualifications awarded in Cuba.
  • Notarized Documents

    Powers of Attorney, Affidavits, certified passport copies, contracts and other private documents certified by a notary in Cuba.
  • Incorporation Documents

    Certify Cuban corporate documents including certificates of incorporation, certificates of good standing, articles of association, board resolutions for use abroad.
  • Trade documents

    Attest Cuban certificates of origin, certificates of free sale, commercial invoices, product health certificates, GMP certificates and other trade documents

Isarey provides document attestation services in Cuba to private, corporate and institutional clients worldwide. To find out about certifying Cuban documents for use in Europe and abroad, use our online quotation form or email us a scan or description of the documents you need to certify. We will get back to you directly with a quotation and details of how to proceed:

6 steps to certify document issued in Cuba

  1. Upload the documents you need attested or send them to us by email.
  2. Our experts will pre-check your documents to ensure that they are eligible for Apostille certification or consular legalization in the country where they are issued, and we’ll assist you locally in preparing them if required.
  3. We’ll send you a quotation with the total cost of the process (final price including all fees, certified translation when required and courier costs) and an estimation of how long the process will take to complete.
  4. We’ll arrange a secure courier to collect your original documents (where electronic versions are not sufficient).
  5. As soon as we receive your documents, we will confirm your order and proceed with the attestation process. Where appropriate, we will arrange certified copies for the attestation process so that we can return your originals directly.
  6. We return the attested documents to you by secure international courier.

Legalize Cuban Documents

Cuban documents can be certified for cross-border use through legalization

Consular Legalization

Legalization is a procedure used when a Cuban document needs to be certified for official use abroad. Each document requires a double certification: first by the authorities of Cuba and secondly by the authorities of the country where the documents will be used (the receiving country). This second certification, which is generally provided by the embassy or consulate representing the receiving country in Cuba, confirms the first certification and so validates the document for official use in the receiving country.

Certified Translation

Where Cuban documents are to be used abroad and where the receiving country has a different official language, certified translation may also be required. Isarey takes care of any certified translations required as part of the document attestation process, ensuring that translations are carried out and certified in accordance with local regulations.

Note that a certified translation on its own only provides assurance that the translation itself is accurate and true; it does not confirm the authenticity of the original document. The original document must be legalized for a certified translation to carry equivalent legal weight.

Get a Quotation for your Documents

We price each certification process individually, depending on the type and quantity of documents to be attested, the country of issue, the country of use and intended purpose, urgency, whether certified translations are required as part of the process and courier costs.

To receive a quote, you can upload your documents using our online quotation form or send us your documents by email. After reviewing your documents and requirements, we will get back to you with a quotation:

If you don’t have the documents available, just describe the documents you need to certify, and we will get back to you with an estimation of cost and delivery times.

Using our quotation form, your documents will be uploaded over a secure connection and immediately encrypted on our server. For added protection, you can upload password-protected files ( PDFExternal link (opens in new tab), Microsoft Office 365: Save a password protected document to prevent unauthorized people from opening it. Office DocumentsExternal link (opens in new tab), WinRAR Encryption Frequently asked question (FAQ) RAR foldersExternal link (opens in new tab)) and provide us with the passwords separately.

PERSONAL DATA: If your documents contain personal data belonging to people outside your household, please ensure that you are authorised to share this data before uploading your documents. If your documents contain sensitive personal data, such as biometric data, medical data or data on criminal convictions, please ensure that you indicate this when prompted, upon submitting your documents. For further information on our processing of personal data contained in uploaded documents, please see:
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For further information on confidentiality in our handling of document content please see:
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