First time Applicants (Adults)

All first time applicants must visit the Consulate to be interviewed by the Consular Officer and must submit the following original documents where noted.  All Documents submitted with the applications will be returned. Please submit all documents to the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington DC.

  • Completed Passport Application Form

  • Two (2) identical non-digitized colour photographs one of which should be certified by the same Notary Public who signs Section G of the Passport Application

    • See "Online Forms" for photograph guidelines

    • Photos are not to be stapled or paper-clipped to the Application Form

  • Applicant's Original Birth Certificate / Original Adoption Certificate / Citizenship Certificate, where applicable

  • Applicant's Original Marriage Certificate, where applicable

  • Applicant's Original proof of name change if name has been changed (Marriage Certificate, Deed poll, Divorce Decree, Court Order)

  • Valid Government-issued Photo ID* (notarized copy of the front and back)

  • Signed statement explaining legal entry into the USA

  • Payment (see "Passport Fees"). This fee is payable by Money Order made payable to Embassy of Jamaica and will cover both the application fee and the return of your original documents via courier. 

 

If born outside the US, in addition to the Birth Certificate, please submit one of the following:

  • Certificate of Naturalization

  • Letter of Certificate of Citizenship

  • Certificate of Registration

 

 * Valid ID can be any of the following:

  • US Citizenship Certificate

  • Identification indicating permanent residency (Green Card)

  • California Driver’s License (must be a REAL ID)

  • US Work Permit

  • US Passport

Notes:

  1. The spelling of names (applicant’s and parent’s names)  should be consistent on all documents provided. If the applicant’s name is different due to marriage then a notarized copy of her marriage certificate should be submitted. The same applies to her mother.  If the names are different as a result of an error or changes other than marriage then the relevant correction should be made prior to sending in the citizenship application or an official name change document should be submitted.

  2. Notaries Public based in California must attach a completed California Certificate of Acknowledgement Form (downloadable from the CA Notary Website) in lieu of signature for certification of photograph or passport. In contrast with other states, California notaries are only able to notarize documents with original signatures. They are not able to notarize photographs or photocopies, i.e., they cannot stamp a photocopy with their seal, or sign it on the back in order to meet requirements of other countries or states. Instead, they will provide the California Certificate of Acknowledgement Form.  This is an affidavit by the applicant stating that THEY swear that the copy is a true and accurate copy of the original in their possession.  The notary would simply notarize the signature of the person and verify that they administered an oath to the signer. 

First time Applicants (Minors)

Applicants must submit the following original documents where noted.  All Documents submitted with the applications will be returned. Please submit all documents to the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington DC.

  • Completed Passport Application Form

  • Two (2) identical non-digitized colour photographs one of which should be certified by the same Notary Public who signs Section G of the Passport Application

    • See "Online Forms" for photograph guidelines

    • Photos are not to be stapled or paper-clipped to the Application Form

  • Applicant's Original Birth Certificate / Original Adoption Certificate / Citizenship Certificate, where applicable

  • Notarized copy of Parent’s ID/Guardian’s ID* along with letter of guardianship

  • Signed statement explaining legal entry into the USA

  • Payment. (See "Payment Fees"). This fee is payable by Money Order made payable to Embassy of Jamaica and will cover both the application fee and the return of your original documents via courier. 

 

If born outside the US, in addition to the Birth Certificate, please submit one of the following:

  • Certificate of Naturalization

  • Letter of Certificate of Citizenship

  • Certificate of Registration

* Valid ID for the Parent or Legal Guardian can be any of the following that shows proof of US residency:

  • US Citizenship Certificate

  • Identification indicating permanent residency (Green Card)

  • California Driver’s License (must be a REAL ID)

  • US Work Permit

  • US Passport

 

Notes:

  1. The spelling of names (applicant’s and parent’s names)  should be consistent on all documents provided. If the applicant’s name is different due to marriage then a notarized copy of her marriage certificate should be submitted. The same applies to her mother.  If the names are different as a result of an error or changes other than marriage then the relevant correction should be made prior to sending in the citizenship application or an official name change document should be submitted.

  2. Notaries Public based in California must attach a completed California Certificate of Acknowledgement Form (downloadable from the CA Notary Website) in lieu of signature for certification of photograph or passport. In contrast with other states, California notaries are only able to notarize documents with original signatures. They are not able to notarize photographs or photocopies, i.e., they cannot stamp a photocopy with their seal, or sign it on the back in order to meet requirements of other countries or states. Instead, they will provide the California Certificate of Acknowledgement Form.  This is an affidavit by the applicant stating that THEY swear that the copy is a true and accurate copy of the original in their possession.  The notary would simply notarize the signature of the person and verify that they administered an oath to the signer.