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Greetings all, any of you US interest Section in Havana filers had to legalize and translate documents at the Cuban Interest Section in DC? If so how long the process takes? I'm USC married with Cuban and we are on the process for CR-1 and we hope our case to be completed soon, in the mean time I also would like to get permanent resident in Cuba. So the Cuban gov. asked I should have my US birth certificate, US police clearance record to be legalized and translated by the Cuban Interest section in DC. Please share any experience you have with the Cuban Interest Section in Washington DC. Thank you all VJ members for all the help. I hope we all will over come this hard times with out our loved ones.

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zetete- just to let you know the consulate here in DC is only open from 9 to noon and they NEVER EVER EVER answer the phone. So if you want to talk to someone there.. good luck..

Either way I will share with you what I was told when I wanted to marry in cuba and documents needed to be translated.

They instruct you to get them translated and notarized then you send them for them to legalize which is about $75 to $150 a page. They told me they can do it on the spot. But since you are in Cali - I am not sure how long it would take. Best of luck and let me know how that goes.. also send me a PM once you know how to get perm residence in Cuba.. I want to do that down the road as well.


2nd go round

1st K-1 Denied

Subitted Feb 2-6-15

NOA1 - 2-18-15

NOA2 - 8-18-15

Interview 11-25-15 - Denied

And Here we go again -

New K1 submitted - 1-9-16

NOA1 - 1-12-16 (according to USCIS)

Text received 1-15-16

hardcopy - not received yet as of 1-26-16

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Do you know if the Interest Section is open? They where having problem finding a bank in the US because of the embargo and they closed in 2014. But I think Cubans can renew their passport through travel agents. Now I'm not even sure what to expect, I can not send document with out knowing they are open. I don't know what to do. When was the last time you did the legalization document in DC? The website is outdated. Do they respond emails?

Here is what you need to get permanent resident in Cuba

1) Your passport copy and visa entering Cuba copy page

2) Birth certificate (translated and legalized)

3) Letter in spanish why you want to get the resident

4) Medical test (x-ray and HIV test) if you do in the the exam in the US it has to be translated and legalized (also can be done in Cuba)

5) Police clearance (translated and legalized)

6) Your husband writing a letter and signed and notarized saying he will provide you a place to stay in

7) 40 CUC

8) 2 photos 3cm X 3cm

The hardest part is getting the document legalized in the interest section in DC and also you have to spend some time at the gov office to process and get your residency.

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last I heard in Nov 2014 they did open back up. I have not contacted them since though. You can get the documents legalized in Cuba as well. They do answer emails but it takes weeks. Try sending them something in the mail with a letter for them to call you. There are only 3 people who work in the office.


2nd go round

1st K-1 Denied

Subitted Feb 2-6-15

NOA1 - 2-18-15

NOA2 - 8-18-15

Interview 11-25-15 - Denied

And Here we go again -

New K1 submitted - 1-9-16

NOA1 - 1-12-16 (according to USCIS)

Text received 1-15-16

hardcopy - not received yet as of 1-26-16

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last I heard in Nov 2014 they did open back up. I have not contacted them since though. You can get the documents legalized in Cuba as well. They do answer emails but it takes weeks. Try sending them something in the mail with a letter for them to call you. There are only 3 people who work in the office.

If I can legalize my documents in Cuba then where that will be? do you know which office? Did you finally get your legalization done in DC? The officials in Havana are telling my husband I need to legalize it in DC? But the DC interest section is not functional, tired of calling them. Please let me know if you know where in Havana I can legalize my document. Thank you!

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