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New immigration, foreign and passport laws will bring “many changes” to Cuba

In the process of approval and consultation pending in the National Assembly, the migration, aliens and passport laws in Cuba will bring “many changes”, they say from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Minrex).

In particular, Laura Pujol, deputy director general for consular affairs and resident Cuban at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told journalist Eric Carabaloso exclusively oncubathat “there is not the slightest thought that these laws are going to cause a blow to the relationship with emigration.”

Both the citizenship law (outdated from 1947) and the migration law (from 1976) “will be tempered with the new constitution so that it can be fully implemented in the laws that have been enacted,” the diplomat said.

Likewise, he confirmed that “in addition to what has been done, they are going to take another step forward in that relationship.”

Asked whether the new laws would “answer” some of the claims of Cuban immigrants regarding the cost of passports or entry restrictions for some people, Pujol said the aim was to “move forward in legislation that takes these demands into account.” keeps in.”

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In October last year, Ernesto Soberon had already announced that the next legislature of the Cuban Parliament should approve “projects for laws on passports and immigration”.

On that occasion, he said that “the new constitution in force in Cuba since 2019 allows for dual citizenship and more, but it requires legislation.”

uniformly, accepted that Minrex is “fully aware that one of the issues which are still pending is the consular fee relating to extension of passport and the cost of applying for the same.”

in a recent interview with oncuba The Deputy Director General of Consular Affairs explained that “not only the cost of passports, but also the issue of simplification and streamlining procedures will be taken into consideration”.

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