Minimum residency period prior to marriage: 3 working days
Minimum age: 18 years old
Weddings take place: Monday – Friday
Documents required if never married, or have changed name
Valid original 10-year UK passport which expires more than 6 months after the date of your return to the UK
The original of your birth certificate, showing your parents' names
Details including : occupation, private address, full name of parents & educational level
Couples who have been previously married or changed their names must present the documents outlined below.
*If divorced, Certificate of Divorce
*If widowed, Certificate of Marriage and Certificate of Spouse's Death
*Deed Poll Notice if you have changed your name
* These documents must be properly translated into Spanish by an official translator (the Cuban Embassy in London should be able to provide you with a list of these), and then legalised at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in the UK and then at the Cuban Embassy in London. Approximate costs of document translation & validation are from £180 per document.
The marriage will be formalized taking into account the name stated in the passport; therefore this must be correct and must be the same as name stated in all other documents presented. In case there is a change of name the Deed of Change of Name (Deed Poll) must be translated into Spanish and legalized by the FCO & Cuban Embassy and brought to the resort when you travel. For other nationals, the document should be certified by their respective Foreign Ministry. For further information regarding the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, please go to: LegalisationEnquiries@fco.gov.uk for further advice. Copies of all documentation referred to above must be sent to us at least 12 weeks prior to arrival in Cuba. If not previously married, we do not require any documents in advance.
Tropical Sky Weddings and the information given above only apply to couples born in the UK & have a valid UK passport. If couples do not fulfil these requirements they must advise us. Couples should be referred to the embassy of the country of origin and the country where they wish to marry as they may require extra documentation to satisfy their own embassy requirements – Tropical Sky cannot advise on this and couples must investigate this on their own.
When you get there:
All wedding and renewal of vows are performed by a Notary Public on weekdays only, that is: Mondays to Fridays, from 10:00 am. to 4:00 pm. Relatives cannot be used as witnesses.
The cost of the marriage Certificate and the Renewal of Vows Certificate may not be included in the cost of your wedding package (in some hotels, this may already be included – please check the inclusions at your chosen hotel) this is payable in advance of the ceremony to the Notary Public. On arrival, you will need to pay for the cost of the Wedding Notary. Approximate cost is CUC450. Additional charges may apply in resort for the legalization of the wedding certificate and for it to be sent to the UK.
ALL ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS MUST BE TAKEN WITH YOU WHEN YOU TRAVEL
As Tropical Sky weddings have no jurisdiction over hotels/resorts/venues/legal requirements and their charges, we cannot be responsible for any increases or changes to these wedding arrangements. We will, however, endeavour to advise you of changes as soon as we are made aware of them. All prices and legal requirements correct as of June 2016.