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Travellers interested in requesting a journalist visa to work in Cuba must clear his/her project with the Consular Section of the Cuban Embassy. The interested person should proceed as follows:

  1. Send an email or fax containing the following information:
    1. A detailed explanation of the objectives to be pursued by the project (photo, radio, television, film, interviews, to collect information to publish articles on scientific or other developments, tourist guides, books, etc), describing places to visit, persons to be interviewed, (if any) Cuban institutions that are of interest in order to coordinate the relevant appointments.
    2. Application Form.
    3. First name and surname, nationality, citizenship, Passport No., date of birth, profession of each of the members of the team (Director, cameraman, sound  technician, script-writer, photographer, etc) ;
    4. Length of the stay in Cuba for the project, tentative date of arrival and departure;
    5. A detailed list of all equipment needed and brought into Cuba for the project; also copies of documents (ID, etc) identifying each member of the team as worker of the media.
    6. If a detailed program does exist, it must also be sent as part of the report required to process the project;
    7. Areas of interest must be pointed out clearly: arts, culture, music, tourism, education, science, sports, etc.
  2. Visa’s approval is granted, exclusively, by the International Press Centre (IPC) in Havana.
  3. A minimum of three weeks is required for clearing the project and receiving the approval.
  4. It is advisable not to submit a project with a wide approach, including many different areas of interest, because clearance might take more time than usual.
  5. Any project must specify the media company/newspaper supporting it, and all the information regarding address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address, etc.
  6. Every press project must have the written approval of the relevant media company/newspaper that supports the project. That is particularly important in the case of freelance journalists.
  7. Accreditation at the International Press Center is a must before starting to work. The cost is 60 CUC (Cuban Convertible Peso) for each member of the team.

    Important! After you have received your journalistic visa, you have to report to the Centro de Prensa Internacional for accreditation.

    International Press Center (CPI)
    Address: Calle 23 No. 152 esquina O, Vedado, Ciudad Habana, Cuba.
    Phone:(537) 8320526
    Fax:(537) 8333836
    E-mail: cpi@cpi.minrex.gov.cu
     

  8. Satellite phones or other satellite communication equipment requires special permission to enter the country. It is advisable not to take them.
  9. Travellers interested in requesting a journalist visa to work in Cuba must clear his/her project with the Consular Section of the Cuban Embassy. The interested person should proceed as follows:

    1. Send an email or fax containing the following information:
      1. A detailed explanation of the objectives to be pursued by the project (photo, radio, television, film, interviews, to collect information to publish articles on scientific or other developments, tourist guides, books, etc), describing places to visit, persons to be interviewed, (if any) Cuban institutions that are of interest in order to coordinate the relevant appointments.
      2. Application Form.
      3. First name and surname, nationality, citizenship, Passport No., date of birth, profession of each of the members of the team (Director, cameraman, sound  technician, script-writer, photographer, etc) ;
      4. Length of the stay in Cuba for the project, tentative date of arrival and departure;
      5. A detailed list of all equipment needed and brought into Cuba for the project; also copies of documents (ID, etc) identifying each member of the team as worker of the media.
      6. If a detailed program does exist, it must also be sent as part of the report required to process the project;
      7. Areas of interest must be pointed out clearly: arts, culture, music, tourism, education, science, sports, etc.
    2. Visa’s approval is granted, exclusively, by the International Press Centre (IPC) in Havana.
    3. A minimum of three weeks is required for clearing the project and receiving the approval.
    4. It is advisable not to submit a project with a wide approach, including many different areas of interest, because clearance might take more time than usual.
    5. Any project must specify the media company/newspaper supporting it, and all the information regarding address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address, etc.
    6. Every press project must have the written approval of the relevant media company/newspaper that supports the project. That is particularly important in the case of freelance journalists.
    7. Accreditation at the International Press Center is a must before starting to work. The cost is 60 CUC (Cuban Convertible Peso) for each member of the team.

      Important! After you have received your journalistic visa, you have to report to the Centro de Prensa Internacional for accreditation.

      International Press Center (CPI)
      Address: Calle 23 No. 152 esquina O, Vedado, Ciudad Habana, Cuba.
      Phone:(537) 8320526
      Fax:(537) 8333836
      E-mail: cpi@cpi.minrex.gov.cu
       

    8. Satellite phones or other satellite communication equipment requires special permission to enter the country. It is advisable not to take them.

    Requirements

    1. Two fullfilled application forms
    2. Photocopy of a valid passport (valid for at least 6 months after the departure date from Cuba)
    3. Two passport-size photos.
    4. A sponsor letter from your employer.
    5. A written version of your journalist project.
    6. Fee (Contact the embassy to know the available form of payments)

    To get more detailed information contact the Cuban embassy or consulate in your country.

    Cuban embassies and consulates

     

     

     

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