How can a person become a citizen of Jamaica?

A person may be granted naturalization after a minimum period of five (5) years residency in Jamaica on application following his/her residency through either Visa or Work Permit application. Required documents are: A Certified copy of Birth Certificate. The Passport used to enter Jamaica.

Who is eligible for Jamaican citizenship?

Ordinary naturalisation in Jamaica can be obtained by adult persons of legal capacity, who in the 12 months prior to submitting an application resided in the territory, are of good character, and intend to be a resident of Jamaica.

Can you have dual citizenship in Jamaica?

Every country has their own laws on whether or not a person can hold citizenship in two or more countries. Jamaica accepts dual nationals. Persons interested in becoming citizens of Jamaica should first check to see if their country allows for dual nationality.

How much does it cost to become a Jamaican citizen?

Applying for Jamaican Citizenship
15, 000.00 260.00 290.00

Can I get Jamaican passport?

The approval of an application for Jamaican Citizenship is done by the relevant authorities in Jamaica. Although an application for Citizenship can be made at the same as an application for a Jamaican passport, the issuing of the passport will only be done after the Citizenship application has been approved.

Can I do my Jamaican passport online?

Only Adult Jamaican passports issued after September 2001 can be renewed online. You should visit a PICA Office or Jamaican Overseas Consulate/Embassy/Mission to renew your Handwritten Blue passport. You may obtain the application form and requirements from our main website,

How long does a Jamaican passport last?

The Jamaican passport is valid for ten years for an adult and five years for children 17 years and under.

How much is a Jamaican passport for one day?

New Fees – May 26,2015
Service Type of Document Total Cost
Same day Adult passport $16,500
Minor passport $9,000
Replacement (other than renewals) Adult passport $21,500
Minor passport $12,000
May 17, 2015

How much is a Jamaican passport in 2020?

Fee Types Local Fees (JA$)
Kingston (7 workings days) Montego Bay (14 working days) Portmore & May Pen Tax Offices (11 and 14 days respectively) Overseas applications (20 working days upon receipt in Kingston) $6,500.00
Regular for Adult – Rush 3 Working Days $9,500.00
Regular for Adult – Rush Next Day $11,500.00

Can I get an emergency Jamaican passport?

If you have an emergency and do not have a valid passport, you may apply for an “Emergency Certificate”. The Emergency Certificate is used primarily for travel to Jamaica and may be issued in cases where there is an unforeseen and immediate need to travel.

How much is a Jamaican visa?

Processing Fee
Port of Entry Visa US$100.00
Entry for persons who are at the port of entry and should have obtained an Entry Visa Prior to their arrival in Jamaica. US$350.00
Extension of Stay (Processing Fee) JM$10,000.00

How much is $1 US in Jamaican?

Quick Conversions from United States Dollar to Jamaican Dollar : 1 USD = 149.68145 JMD
$, US$ 1 J$ 149.68
$, US$ 5 J$ 748.41
$, US$ 10 J$ 1,496.81
$, US$ 50 J$ 7,484.07

Can I apply for a Jamaican visa?

No visa is required for this destination for a stay of up to six months. Please keep in mind that while a visa is not required, you must: Hold a passport valid for at least six months beyond your date of country exit and with one blank visa page.

Do Jamaicans need a visa to visit USA?

With your R B1/B2 visa, you can stay in the United States as an Jamaican citizen for at least 180 days Per Entry.

Is Jamaica a visa-free country?

Most Commonwealth Citizens can visit Jamaica for up to 180 days visafree.