NOTIFICATION OF NEW ARRANGEMENTS
FOR THE ISSUE OF JAMAICAN PASSPORTS
The issuance of new machine readable passports commenced on 3 September 2001 at the Immigration, Citizenship and Passport Division of the Ministry of National Security and Justice, which is now located at 25 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 10, Jamaica.
The new machine-readable passports are now only being issued in Kingston, in respect of applications which are submitted directly to the Passport Office.
In view of the above, and to facilitate the phasing in of the new Jamaican passports, the following transitional arrangements are now in place at the Jamaican High Commission for:
(1) the extension of validity of passports; and
(2) the issue of interim passports
The validity of 10-year passports, which expired on or after 1 September 2001, will be extended for one (1) year from the date of expiry.
a) Completed Passport Application Form A (except Section 9).
b) Expired Jamaican Passport (last passport issued to you)
c) Fee of £10.00
An interim passport (old type), valid for one year will be issued only to the following persons:
i) Holders of 10-year passports which expired on or before 31 August 2001;
ii) Persons who are applying for a passport for the first time and who meet the criteria for Jamaican citizenship;
iii) Persons who were under 16 years of age when their passports were initially issued; and
iv) Holders of valid passports - the pages of which have been exhausted.
a) Completed Passport Application Form A (or Form B, for children under 16)
b) Two (2) photographs. (Photo service available at the High Commission at cost
of £5.00 per set).
One photograph to be certified by person listed (see note 2 on Form A). The same person to
certify Section 9 of the form. If applicant has a previous passport WHICH IDENTIFIES
HIM/HER, and makes application in person, certification may be waived if the details are
c) ORIGINAL birth/marriage certificate(s), Final Decree of Divorce (Decree Absolute)
d) You MUST sign your name on the pink slip – DO NOT PRINT! You must sign the
Declaration at Section 8. Both signatures should be the same.
e) Jamaican passport
f) Fee of £15.00 (Lost, stolen, damaged passport fee £30.00)
§ ALL PERSONS SEEKING TO REPLACE LOST, STOLEN OR DAMAGED PASSPORTS MUST ATTEND THIS OFFICE, bringing police report, birth certificate and at least two (2) additional forms of identification, i.e. medical card, driver’s licence, work ID, etc. and three (3) photographs.
§ ALL FIRST TIME APPLICANTS MUST ATTEND THIS OFFICE WITH ID, i.e. British Passport (if born in the UK). Please note page 3 for the requirements in respect of persons born outside of Jamaica of Jamaican parentage.
§ KINDLY PROVIDE A CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER.
FEES & PROCESSING TIMES
Amount Payable Time to Process
EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF PASSPORT £10.00 2 DAYS
LOST, STOLEN, DAMAGED PASSPORT £30.00 12 WEEKS
TRAVEL DOCUMENT £10.00 2 DAYS
(Child Addition, Addition of married name)
N.B Personal Cheques are not accepted. CASH or POSTAL ORDERS ONLY.
Postal Orders should be made payable to the Jamaican High Commission.
Postage fee is £5.00 per application and documents will be returned by registered mail.
Persons collecting passports on behalf of others, must submit a signed letter of authorisation from the applicant, and proper identification.
PERSONS BORN OUTSIDE OF JAMAICA OF JAMAICAN PARENTAGE
On the basis of the amendment to the Jamaican Nationality Act, an application for Certification as a Citizen of Jamaica can be made by persons born outside of Jamaica to Jamaican parents.
The procedure is as follows:
§ Letter of application to be sent to the Ministry of National Security, 25 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 10, Jamaica, via the High Commission, and supported by the following documents:
1. If born in wedlock to a Jamaican father:
a) applicant’s full birth certificate (showing parent’s names)
b) father’s birth certificate and Jamaican passport
c) parent’s marriage certificate
2. If born out of wedlock to a Jamaican mother:
a) applicant’s full birth certificate
b) mother’s birth certificate and Jamaican passport
3. If one parent is Jamaica, but applicant falls outside (1) and (2) above
a) the applicant’s full birth certificate (and passport, if applicable)
b) (Jamaican) parent’s birth certificate and Jamaican passport
c) parent’s marriage certificate (if applicable)
ALL APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE ACCOMPANIED BY TWO PASSPORT-SIZED PHOTOS (CERTIFIED BY THE HIGH COMMISSION) AND POLICE REPORT (CHARACTER REFERENCE) FOR APPLICANTS OVER 16 YEARS OLD.
On the basis of the verified documents submitted, the Ministry of National Security would issue a Letter of Certification of Citizenship. The said letter is required to apply for a Jamaican passport.
Please allow between 6 months to one year for the processing of applications for Certification.
OUR OFFICES & OPENING TIMES
§ Jamaican High Commission Opening times: Mondays – Fridays
Consular & Legal Department 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
2 Prince Consort Road
London SW7 2BZ
Telephone: 0207-823 9911
§ Birmingham Surgery Opening times: first Thursday of every month.
Afro Caribbean Resource Centre 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
339 Dudley Road
ADDITION OF MARRIED NAME:
COMPLETE APPLICATION FORM. PLEASE SIGN YOUR MARRIED NAME ON THE PINK SLIP ATTACHED.
FEE: £10.00 PLUS £5.00 FOR RETURN POSTAGE, IF REQUIRED.
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE TO BE SUBMITTED.
PROCESSING TAKES TWO DAYS. ADDITIONAL TIME SHOULD BE ALLOWED IF APPLICATION IS MADE BY POST. PLEASE INCLUDE FULL AND CURRENT ADDRESS.
ADDITION OF CHILD:
FEE: £10.00 PLUS £5.00 FOR RETURN POSTAGE, IF REQUIRED.
PROCESSING TAKES 2 DAYS. ADDITIONAL TIME SHOULD BE ALLOWED IF APPLICATION IS MADE BY POST.
REQUIREMENTS: COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM. ONE (1) RECENT PHOTOGRAPH OF CHILD, LETTER OF CERTIFICATION, ORIGINALS OF CHILD’S FULL BIRTH CERTIFICATE, PARENTS’ MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE (IF APPLICABLE), PARENT’S JAMAICAN PASSPORT TO WHICH CHILD IS TO BE ADDED.