Cuba Permit Application Process
A vessel of the United States requires a permit from the United States Coast Guard to enter Cuban territorial waters (33 C.F.R. Â§107). The attached form (CG-3300) must be submitted with complete information before a permit is granted.
Pursuant to the Department of Commerce's new regulation, "Restricting the Temporary Sojourn of Aircraft and Vessels to Cuba" published on June 5, 2019, Coast Guard District 7 will only accept Applications to Enter Cuban Territorial Seas (form CG-3300) that are accompanied by an approved special license from the Department of Commerce.
ALL COMPLETED APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE EMAILED TO D07-SMB-CubanPermits@uscg.mil or Fax to 305-415-6791 or call 305-415-6820. Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks for approval and processing of the permit.
Additionally, please review and ensure compliance with the attached document for Requirements for Vessels Returning from Cuba. This outlines specific requirements for recreational mariners to contact both the U.S. Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) upon their return to the United States. Failure to comply may result in delay or denial of entry into the United states.
Cuban Permit CG3300
Cuba UEC COE Requirements Addendum
The information included in the links below may assist you in completion of the application:
A detailed explanation of these changes can be found in an OFAC FAQ page located at: https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Documents/cuba_faqs_new.pdf
For a complete description of the June 5, 2019 regulation, see https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/06/05/2019-11777/restricting-the-temporary-sojourn-of-aircraft-and-vessels-to-cuba.
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