I posted this information back in September regarding getting documents translated for marriage in Cuba and unfortunately I was mis-informed so there is an additional fee to pay (but it's not major)
You have to get your documents legalised by the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) before sending them to the Cuban Consul to be translated. They charge £28.80 per signature/document.
You can find more information on the FCO website.
This has bumped the cost of my translation (deed poll and decree absolute) up to £420.60 instead of £340 so it's not a massive increase, just a bit of a headache!
"I called the Cuban Consulate and spoke to a woman called Vivian, she does the in-house translation.
You pay £15 per page for the translation and then it's £72 for the legalisation of the document. You have to have both the English & Spanish copies legalised. So for example, a one page Decree Absolute would cost £159 (£15 translation & £72 legalisation of each copy).
They also charge a £15 handling fee and you have to provide a self-addressed envelope for return of documents.
So it is WAY cheaper than the Spanish Translation Bereau!! My docs are coming in at about £340, instead of the £700+ I was quoted previously.
Vivian said it takes around 2 weeks to turn the documents around and then they are valid for 6 months - so don't get them done too early!!
The number for the Cuban Consul is 0207 240 2488 and then it's 0 for general reception. If you get the 'mailbox full' message then just try again 5mins later."