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Cuba Student Visa Instructions

What is the Cuba Student Visa?

The Cuba Student Visa is what allows you to study or work part-time during your stay abroad. 

Complete the Cuba Visa Application Form and submit it directly to SSA Education Abroad. The type of visa you are applying for is Student Visa (D-2), and your application must include a regular, passport-size photo. The address is as follows:

SSA Education Abroad

433 West Street, Suite 8
Amherst MA 01002  USA

You can download all this information from our Visa Handbook.

Cuba Student Visa FAQs

Your Resident Director will provide the University of La Habana (UH) with the names of our accepted students, your arrival dates/departure dates, your passport numbers, and your addresses in Cuba. UH will assign a radio number to each of you and inform the Cuban Interests Section. You will receive more detailed instructions from SSA closer to departure.

Students must complete the Cuba Visa Application Form and mail it along with all visa materials to SSA. The $70 (subject to change) visa fee plus the $30 (subject to change) administrative fee will be added to your online account. You can log in and click on “View/Pay Bill” to pay the fee. 

Once the Resident Director has informed us that your radio numbers have been issued, we will send your applications as a group to the Cuban Interests Section.

We will be notified once they have been processed, and we will send a courier to pick up the visas and mail them to SSA. We will then mail them to each student individually.

Read through the Havana Student Handbook and Cultural Guide included in your online acceptance packet.

Connect with your Resident Director in Havana, Cuba. The Resident Director will be in touch with you soon to go over more details in preparation for your arrival. 

IMPORTANT: When you arrive in Cuba, the immigration officer will stamp your visa with the date of your entry into Cuba. Keep the visa stub with your passport since you will have to present it when leaving the country.

Make sure you do not lose your student visa. You will need it the first few days you are in Cuba to confirm your immigration status in the country, and apply for a university identification card.

The cost of the Cuba Student Visa is approximately $70 (although this is subject to change), and SSA charges a $30 administration fee to manage this process for you.

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