America, a Miami television network, reported on May 18 that processing agencies in the Florida city announced it would not “necessarily” cost them to go through it, which the 180-year-old Cuban government agreed to. Dollars (or Euros) for this document for adults.
According to this report, an agency businessman in Miami told that after the new measures of the Cuban government on passports it was surprising that he said that as of July 1 of this year the cost will be $180.
“It’s that they fly to Washington, that they stop at the embassy and make your passport there. I think the actual agency cost would be between $230 and $250. People who have to get a new passport, That would be a savings of about $200 for them,” said the Miami businesswoman.
The Cuban government reported this week that from July “consulates will reduce the cost of passports, setting a 180 USD/EUR tariff for people over the age of 16 and 140 USD/EUR tariff for minors.”
How much does a Cuban passport cost in Miami?
But the reality is that most Cubans will continue to process their passports through agencies in order to avoid exorbitant expenses on tickets and hotels located at consulates. Agency costs have always been very high and those based in Miami are already seeing that.
Prior to this measure, i.e. currently, the cost of a Cuban passport in Miami was over US$450, both for renewal and for the first time. Other agencies had it above $415, but always above $400. So, even with this promised reduction, the savings of over $200 in the United States is well worth it in many cases.
What will be a direct hit to the pockets of Cubans living abroad will end the annoying expansion every two years, especially for those who travel to the island regularly. The disbursement of the same every time was unsustainable, apart from charging extra to the expatriates to return to their country, it did not make any sense.