A Cuban notary who says she’s been working in Miami for about a year, now says she can’t legally do business with anyone there.
In an interview with the Miami Herald, the notary says she has to pay an additional fee to the government to register as a notarial agent, because of the Cuban embargo.
She also says she does not know what she can do with her notary license, because the state of Florida only recognizes a notarized signature in some cases.
Notary agents have been allowed to work in Cuba for about three years, but their work has become a point of contention between the Cuban government and the United States.
The American embassy in Havana says notary agents are “under no obligation to perform the notarial services.”
The State Department has said they can perform their duties, but not with Cuban passports.