We work with the Cuban government on a wide range of areas that include increasing bilateral trade and reducing the threat of organised crime.

We support improvements on human rights, recognising positive developments and raising concerns when we have them. We provide consular support to British nationals and process visas quickly and fairly.

We also encourage low-carbon economic growth and progress towards a global deal on climate change by 2015.

Our Services

If you or someone you know is in urgent need of consular assistance, or if you have lost your passport and are due to travel in the next 24 hours, please call us for immediate advice and assistance. If you're in the UK and a friend or relative needs our help overseas, please call the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London for practical support and advice.

Support for British nationals

We offer assistance following the death, hospitalisation, arrest, or other serious incident involving a British national.

Find out more about the assistance we provide

Emergency travel documents for British nationals

We may be able to provide an emergency travel document (ETD) if you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

You can apply for an ETD if you’re a British national outside the UK and your passport has been lost, stolen, damaged, or expired. It doesn’t guarantee entry to every country; read what an ETD does and what you need to provide to get one. Please call us as soon as possible if: you are due to travel within the next 24 hours, or you have never held a British passport, or if you are applying on behalf of a child.

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Notarial and documentary services

A limited range of services relating to official documents, certificates, and letters are available from this location.

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Services not offered in Havana but available elsewhere

Visa enquiries

Check if you need a visa for the United Kingdom and apply to UK Visas and Immigration.

Passport renewal

Find out how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing passport from Her Majesty’s Passport Office.

Births, deaths and marriages

Find out how to register a birth or death overseas, and documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.

Travel Advice

For information on staying safe and avoiding problems when living or travelling abroad, including details of entry requirements and local laws and customs, see our travel advice for Cuba and other countries in the region.

Living in Cuba

For information on how to access services not provided by the Embassy, such as healthcare and education, see our guides to living in Cuba.

Other locations in the region

We have a network of offices throughout the region. Find out what services are available in Barbados, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, St Lucia, and Trinidad & Tobago.

Our people

Timothy Cole

Timothy Cole

British Ambassador to Cuba

Contact us

British Embassy Havana

Calle 34 no. 702 esq 7ma

La Habana

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Press enquiries

British Embassy Press Office
Calle 34 no. 702 esq 7ma
La Habana


Our press team answers media enquiries about the work of the UK government and the British Embassy in Havana.