Cuba Visa Requirements for international students

Visa Requirements for Students in Cuba

Visa requirements for students that want to study in Cuba are different for students depending on their citizenship. Select you country below, learn about the relevant regulations and find the embassies and consulates in your country!

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Study Visa Information for Students from

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Study Visa required

Embassies and Consulates in for obtaining a Visa

Before you study in Cuba as an international student, you will need a student visa. Also, you need a passport that is valid for at least a period of 6 months from the date of entry.

Three months before you arrive, you’ll be asked to supply your chosen university with: your full name, address, passport number, expiration date, date and place of birth, name of father and mother, the planned residence time in Cuba, planned date of arrival in Cuba.

However if your total stay, including any vacation time, will exceed four weeks, when you arrive at your destination the Faculty will change your tourist card to a student visa, please take note of this.

The conversion to a student visa costs 40 CUCs ($37.58) for four weeks. An extension for a longer period costs 25 CUCs ($24.05).

Important to note is that in certain cases, such as when the course is for a shorter period of time, a student visa may not be required, depending on your nationality, which is why it is important to cross-check before any applications on our visa page on whether you are mandated or not to have one to study in Cuba prior application.

What are the Requirements for a Cuba Student Visa?

For a Cuba Student visa application you must collect the following required documents:

  • Photocopies of your passport’s relevant pages (personal information, issue/expiry date, visa stickers/stamps)
  • Picture of yourself
  • Completed Cuba visa application form
  • Letter of enrollment/confirmation from the Cuba educational institution
  • Police Clearance from your country
  • A health certificate stating you are not carrying a contagious disease which is:
  • For minors (under 18): Authorization to travel from the parent/s or legal guardian/s.

ROCAPPLY INSIGHT: This is NOT an exhaustive list of required documents. The Cuban authorities can ask you to submit any additional documents as they see fit during any stage of your application processing.

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