The Consulate of San Jose does not process Passport Applications.
Residents of California, Washington, Maryland, Virginia and District of Colombia must mail their applications for, or renewals of, Jamaican Passports to the Embassy of Jamaica.
1520 New Hampshire Ave. N.W.
Washington D.C. 20036
Residents of other states must mail their passport applications to one of the Consul General offices below. The Service areas for Jamaican Embassies/Consulates in the USA can be found here.
767 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10017
842 Ingraham Building
25 S.E. Second Ave.
Miami FL 33131
The Passport Application Form may be downloaded and printed from the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) web site (see "Passport Application Forms" link). The San Jose Consulate will assist Jamaicans in reviewing completed passport applications to ensure seamless processing by the Jamaican Embassy.
Review and certification of passport application by the Honorary Consul is not a requirement for processing.
Passport applications and Passport photos may be certified by a Notary Public. 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.
Residents of California, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia must mail the completed application, required fee and current FEDEX fee for return postage to the Embassy.
Photocopies of documents that are required to be originals, even if notarized, will not be accepted. All original documents will returned at the end of Passport processing period.
All Passport Applications are ultimately sent to Jamaica for processing. We are unable to give a time period for the processing of mailed-in passport applications. Please contact the Embassy or Consulate you mailed your application to four (4) weeks after submission for an update on the status of your application.