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Cuba - Police Clearance Certificate (Certificado de Antecedentes Penales, Criminal Record Certificate)

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Procedure[edit]

Applying process in Cuba for citizen and non citizens.

a. Apply In-Person
  1. Police Clearance Certificate can be applied at International Legal Consulting (Consultoría Jurídica Internacional).
  2. Link for contact: link
  3. Go to the respective office. Don’t forget to take the required copy of documents along with originals to the office.
  4. Please follow as per authorities guidelines and submit the completed application along with documents. Applicant should pay for any charges if required as advised.
  5. This application will be processed by respective department.
  6. The certificate can be collected from the office where applicant applied in-person or will be delivered through mail upon notification or issued as per norms.
  7. Address:
Central Office in Havana,
Oficina de Registro de Antecedentes Penales,
Linea y D,
Vedado, Plaza de la Revolucion,
Ciudad de la Habana. Tel: + (537) 832 7716 / 832 6833


Applying process – overseas for citizens and non citizens.

a. Apply through embassy or consulate
  1. Applicant can apply at their nearest embassy or consulate in-person. Link to locate the embassy or consulate: link
  2. Application form can be obtained from the embassy or consulate. Call the office and fix appointment for personal visit. Also find out the details for this procedure.
  3. On the scheduled date, go to the office with all the document in original and in copy. Please follow as per officer guidelines to process your application.
  4. This application will be processed by the respective department. The completed certificates are forwarded to the concern.
  5. Applicant shall collect the certificate with the respective office upon notification or can get it delivered as per norms applicable.



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Required Documents[edit]

Country specific

  • Valid identity document (identity card, passport, driving license).
  • Valid passport.
  • Citizen proof/Document of National Identity (DNI)


Foreign national

  • A copy of your passport while living in Cuba.
  • A copy of your permit of stay in Cuba, passport number and place of issue as well.
  • Proofs of legal stay (copy of passport held during the said period with respective stamp and seal).


In general

  • Application form
  • Valid citizen proof with photo (respective ID’s issued by respective nation).
  • Email ID (useful to communicate issues with respect to your application)
  • A self-addressed envelope with or without stamps (as required).
  • Valid contact number (applicant can be communicated)
  • Passport-size photos.
  • Birth certificate (as per requirement).



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Central Office in Havana,
Oficina de Registro de Antecedentes Penales,
Linea y D, Vedado,
Plaza de la Revolucion,
Ciudad de la Habana.
Tel: + (537) 832 7716 / 832 6833


Contacts:link and link2

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Eligibility[edit]

  • Applicant with valid passport and a valid address proof.
  • Age: 16 years and above. In case of minors, the application must be submitted by the parent exercising parental authority, if the minor has not turned 16 years.
  • The current address of the applicant must be same as in the passport and other supporting documents.
  • Applicants who are in need of residential status, employment or long term visa or for immigration to a foreign nation.


Fees[edit]

  • In Cuba the fee is 10 pesos to be paid in stamps
  • Fee/charge varies for case to case. Updated fee requirement will be provided by respective authorities while applying.




Validity[edit]

Validity norms vary from country to country.



Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • 21 days.
  • Processing time varies with respect to the country from where applied.


Related Videos[edit]


Cuba - Obtain a Police Clearance Certificate (Certificado de Antecedentes Penales, Criminal Record Certificate, PCC)


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Instructions[edit]

Residents can apply at the Ministerio de Justicia Prado y Carcel

Non-residents should apply through Cuban Consular Offices or Consultoria Juridica Internacional or through giving relative or friend in Cuba with a written authority.

You will have to provide a proof of identity.



Required Information[edit]

  • Full Name:
  • Mother's maiden name
  • Sex:
  • Citizenship
  • Place of Birth
  • Date of Birth
  • Marital Status
  • Profession
  • Number of Passport or Identity Card
  • Place of Residence



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Need for the Document[edit]

In Cuba the Police Clearance Certificate is called Certificado de Antecedentes Penales or Criminal Record Certificate

A police clearance certificate is a copy of your criminal record or a declaration of the absence of any criminal record. Police clearance certificates are different in each country and territory and may be called police certificates, good conduct certificates, judicial record extracts, pcc, etc. They are issued by police authorities or government departments and used by Citizenship and Immigration to prevent individuals who possess a risk to Country's security from entering the country.



Information which might help[edit]

The data that are required for this application are the following:

  • The persons name (s) and surnames
  • Birthplace
  • Date of birth
  • Civil Status (Married, Single, Widow)
  • Color of the skin
  • Citizenship
  • Passport number
  • Temporary ID of your document while in Cuba
  • Address in Cuba
  • Name of the company
  • Registration of the company
  • Period working in the company
  • Address of the Company
  • Managers of the company
  • Profession
  • Fathers name
  • Mothers name

Police clearance Certificado de Antecedentes.

Residents: You should obtain a Certificado de Antecedentes Penales from the Ministry of Justice at:
Ministerio de Justicia
Antecedentes Penales
Linea y E, Plaza de la Revolucion
Ciudad de La Habana
Telephone: (53-7) 832-7716 or 832-6833
Application to include: proof of identity.

Non-residents: Apply through Cuban Consular Offices or Consultoria Juridica Internacional or by giving a relative or friend in Cuba written authority to apply for the certificate.

Application to include: evidence of legal stay (temporary or definitive) and proof of identity.



Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

They are issued by police authorities or government departments and used by Citizenship and Immigration to prevent individuals who possess a risk to Country's security from entering the country.



External Links[edit]

http://www.cubagob.cu/

http://www.cubadiplomatica.cu/sicw/EN/ConsularServices.aspx

http://www.embassypages.com/cuba

http://www.cubaminrex.cu/

http://www.nacionyemigracion.cu/

http://www.minjus.cu/



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Others[edit]

The certification of this document is granted by the Department of Central Registration of Sanctioned People, which belongs to the Ministry of Justice. This procedure is done through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.