How to Get a Police Certificate - Cuba

If you need to give your fingerprints for a police certificate, this isn’t the same as giving your biometrics (fingerprints and photo) for an application.

Do I need to provide a police certificate when applying for permanent residence?
Yes.

Name of document(s) to get: Certificado de Antecedentes Penales and the original Consultoria Juridica contract

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Cuba:

If you live in Cuba:

You should apply in person at the Consultoría Jurídica Internacional (see Special notes and considerations for information about branch offices across the country). You must bring:

  • Your ID card
  • Applicable fees

If you live outside of Cuba:

You can apply at your nearest Cuban embassy or consular office in person or by mail. You must:

  • Fill out a form – only available at the Embassy or Consular Office. If you are applying by regular mail, form must be requested by email (see Special notes and considerations for more information)
  • Pay applicable fees

If you are not a citizen of Cuba:

If you live in Cuba:

You should apply in person at the Consultoría Jurídica Internacional (see Special notes and considerations for information about branch offices across the country). You must bring:

  • Your temporary ID card or passport
  • Applicable fees

If you live outside of Cuba:

You can apply at your nearest Cuban embassy or consular office in person or by mail. You must:

  • Fill out a form – only available at the Embassy or Consular Office. If you are applying by regular mail, form must be requested by email (see Special notes and considerations for more information)
  • Pay applicable fees

Information and documents you need:

Please see above for specifics.

Special notes and considerations

As of October 1st, 2015, Police Certificates must now be submitted with the original contract provided to clients by Consultoria Juridica for the issuance of this document.

For more information, visit the Consultoría Jurídica Internacional website (available in Spanish only).

For more information about applying in a Cuban embassy or consular office, visit the Cuba Diplomatica website if you live in Canada or the Cuba Embassy Pages website if you live outside Canada. All websites are available in Spanish only.

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