Cuba – Visa

Please note that the visa application process and the list of the required documents may change at any time.

Make sure to get the latest information on the visa regulations directly from the embassy of Cuba in your home country. Getting a visa to a foreign country should never be taken for granted and cannot be guaranteed by Asia Exchange in any way. Please also refer to our terms and conditions. All students accepted to study abroad at our host universities need to get a student visa. We recommend all students start the application process for the visa as soon as they get the required documents.

Applying for a student visa

In Cuba, a student visa belongs to the other-visa category. The Embassy of Cuba grants student visas (D-2) upon personal request.

NB! Not all embassies issue student visas. Please reach out to your nearest embassy after receiving the initial acceptance letter and inform us if your visa application changes. You can find a list of all Embassies of Cuba here.

Required documents for a student visa (may vary depending on the embassy)

Generally, the following documents are required for a student visa (may vary depending on the embassy)

  • Valid passport (valid at least 6 months after planned return)
  • Visa Application Form
  • Plane ticket with arrival and return date
  • Payment receipt of the consular fee
  • Envelope with sufficient stamps and return address
  • Invitation letter from your host university.

You must contact the Embassy of Cuba in your home country for the most up-to-date information since visa regulations change frequently and often without prior notice. Applying for a visa is different from country to country, sometimes even from one official to another. We recommend that students take care of the visa well before departing for the destination.

Check the latest updates about applying for visas, the required documents, as well as the opening hours of the embassy’s website or by calling the embassy directly. Embassies are open according to the public holidays of the country they represent, as well as the holiday of the country where they are located.

Your host University in Cuba will receive all needed information from us to prepare all documents needed for your visa. They will reach out to them in your application indicated consulate, in from them about your application and help you get your visa as quickly as possible.

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