THE CUBAN CONSULATE
167 HIGH HOLBORN
LONDON WC1V 6PA
Tel. 020 7240 2488
Fax. 020 7379 4557
APPLICATION FORM FOR A LETTER OF INVITATION (Please Print)
(This form must be filled in for inviting a Cuban national to visit the UK)
SURNAMES: Mr/Ms:_________________ _____________________ GIVEN NAME: ___________________
(Family names) (First) (Second)
DATE OF BIRTH: _______ _______ _______ IDENTITY CARD NUMBER ____________________________
Day Month Year
PROFESSION/OCCUPATION_________________________MARITAL STATUS ________________________
HOME ADDRESS: ___________________________________________________________________________
Usual structure of Cuban addresses: Name of Street, Number of house, floor and apartment number if relevant,
names of streets between which the house is situated, name of neighborhood, name of municipality, name of city,
name of province, postal code.
SURNAME : Mr. Mrs. Miss: ___________________________GIVEN NAME_______________________________
DATE OF BIRTH: ____________________________COUNTRY OF BIRTH: ______________________________
CITIZENSHIP_______________________________PASSPORT NUMBER ______________________________
PROFESSION/OCCUPATION________________________MARITAL STATUS __________________________
HOME ADDRESS: ____________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________DAYTIME TELEPHONE: (________) ___________
IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU SIGN YOUR APPLICATION
•A letter of invitation is required for a Cuban national to apply for a visitor visa to travel to the UK and to apply for a travel permit
from the Cuban Immigration authorities. The required letter of invitation must be a formal statement whereby the host
undertakes full financial and legal responsibility for his/her guest during his/her visit to the UK. This letter must be made
through the Cuban Consulate in London. Letters of invitation are valid for one year as of the date of issue.
•Applications for letters of invitation can be made in person or by mail. Every application should be properly accompanied by
the corresponding fee, and by a self-addressed stamped envelope.
•The fee for a letter of invitation is £100.00, plus £15.00 if the process is conducted by mail. Cash, postal orders, and bank-
cheques payable to The Cuban Consulate are acceptable. Personal cheques are not accepted. Once an
application is accepted, no refunds can be made.
•When filling in an application form for a letter of invitation, make sure that all the details of the Cuban visitor are complete and
clear. Please note that Cuban nationals have two surnames and both are strictly required. The Consular Office cannot be held
responsible for any errors and omissions in the letter, if they were made in the application form.
•When your signed application form is received, the Consular Office prepares and certifies a letter of invitation which will be
sent, by diplomatic courier, to Consultoria Juridica Internacional (a firm of solicitors, Tel 537 24 2490) in Cuba. You will be
receiving a copy of the statement by mail in the SAE you provided. This part of the process takes a maximum of eight weeks.
Consultoria Juridica Internacional will then contact the Cuban national you are inviting so that he/she can apply for a visa from
the British Embassy in Havana and, if this is granted, apply for a travel permit from Cuban Immigration.
•Normally, Cuban travel permits are issued for 30 days, but they can be extended for a further 10 months, provided the Cuban
visitor is authorized by the British authorities to stay in the UK for that perior of time. Hosts should be aware that they will be
responsible for covering the extension fees. Failing to make the proper extensions is in violation of Cuban migratory
•A Cuban travel permit cannot be extended beyond 11 months. If the Cuban national overstays his/her authorized permit, it will
be in violation of Cuban migratory law.
• PLEASE BEAR IN MIND IF YOU MAKE ANY MISTAKES FILLING THIS APPLICATION FORM AND IT IS NECESSARY TO
REPEAT THE LETTER OF INVITATION, YOU WILL BE CHARGED AGAIN THE FULL AMOUNT (£100.00)
I, ____________________________________________, am aware of the responsibilities I
undertake when I invite a Cuban national to visit me in the United Kingdom.
Signed :____________________________________ Date: ___________________________
UPDATED OCTOBER 2005.