Uruguay is one of the favorite destinations for Cubans to emigrate to Latin America, as that South American country is renowned for its hospitality to migrants, especially asylum seekers.
Although most Cubans who get there do so through the illegal route to Guyana, which still remains, it is also possible to travel legally with a visa. If you want to try it the ideal way, we’ll show you how to do it.
The first thing to clarify is that there is no free visa policy, despite the “brotherhood” between the two countries, Cubans do need a visa to travel there. For a tourist visa, you must go to the headquarters of the Uruguayan Embassy in Havana, located at Calle 36 No. 716 E/7MA Y 17, Miramar. They also have a public email address available for questions from the public:
The tourist visa for Cubans to Uruguay is valid for up to 90 days, and does not include any type of permit for work or other labor tasks. Those interested require a letter of invitation from a relative or friend willing to cover the Cuban traveler’s expenses in that country. Relatives or friends will assume responsibility to the authorities in Cuba under all circumstances.
How to get a tourist visa from Cuba to Uruguay?
Uruguayan consular officers in Havana may request such things as the interested party’s economic resources, bank accounts or properties on the island, which demonstrate the potential tourist’s solvency in Uruguay. Requesting a visa appointment is also done online at this link.
After a successful request, they will give you an appointment date at the consulate. At that appointment, you will need to bring the required documents, originals and copies in many cases. As per the update on the website the visa will cost 1008 Cuban pesos tell me cubarecently.
What documents do you need to bring to the appointment?
Copy of the Cuban passport where the applicant’s data is clearly visible, with a photograph of the applicant, measuring 50 mm x 50 mm. A round trip ticket, hotel reservation, letter of invitation from a resident of Uruguay where he/she undertakes financial responsibility and proof of solvency of the tourist visa applicant to visit Uruguay.