Visa​s

 

Requirements for Entry into Jamaica

All visitors to Jamaica  are required to be in possession of a passport or other acceptable travel document establishing nationality and identity, and bearing a photograph.  The  passport or other travel document must be valid for the period of intended stay in the island. Visitors are also required to show evidence of sufficient funds to support themselves during their stay and be in possession of a return or round trip ticket to another country to which they are admissible. Nationals of certain countries require, in addition to travel documents, an entry visa.  This is normally issued, on application, by a Jamaican Consular office.

Visa Requirements for Foreigners entering Jamaica. Click here

Travelers who possess a valid US Passport do not require a visa to visit Jamaica, but must travel with the following in their possession: 

  • A passport or travel document, valid for the duration of stay in Jamaica;

  • Valid United States re-entry permits (if applicable)Alien Registration Cards (Green Cards) or

  • Round-trip tickets to the USA or onward tickets to another destination

Nationals or citizens of other countries (with the exception of TAIWAN) who are permanent residents of the United States may enter Jamaica as tourists without visas, but must travel with the following in their possession:

  • A passport or travel document, valid for the duration of stay in Jamaica;

  • Valid United States re-entry permits (if applicable)Alien Registration Cards (Green Cards) or

  • Round-trip tickets to the USA or onward tickets to another destination

Taiwanese Nationals may not travel on their passports to Jamaica. They are required to complete an Affidavit of Identity and submit an extra passport photograph in addition to the above mentioned.  The visa is issued on the Affidavit of Identity and is required for entry into Jamaica. Note that applicants must have their passports and other documents for their onward destinations.
 

Visitor's (Tourist) Visa​ Requirements

  • National passport (valid for 6 months after expected trip dates)

  • Two non-digitized colour photographs one of which should be certified by the same Notary Public who signs the Visa Application

    • See link for photograph guidelines

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

  • Completed Visa Application Form J (see "Online Forms")

  • Passport/document with US visa or proof of residency in the US

  • Valid return visa to the United States (for non US passports) OR proof of Permanent Resident status (Green Card or US passport) OR proof of having satisfied entry requirements for onward destination (visas, tickets) if not returning to the United States

  • Proof of accommodation (Hotel or Guest house reservation)

  • Payment: FedEx fee of $20.00 to return passport + $10.00 Consular Fee + applicable visa fee by country.  The combined fee is payable by Money Order made payable to Embassy of Jamaica

  • Visa processing time is normally 5-10 business days

Student Visa

  • National passport (valid for 6 months after expected trip dates)

  • Two non-digitized colour photographs one of which should be certified by the same Notary Public who signs the Visa Application

    • See link for photograph guidelines

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

  • Completed Visa Application Form J (see "Online Forms")

  • Valid return visa to the United States (for non US passports) OR proof of Permanent Resident status (Green Card or US passport) OR proof of having satisfied entry requirements for onward destination (visas, tickets) if not returning to the United States

  • Flight itinerary (Round trip ticket)

  • Letter from educational institution indicating acceptance, purpose of study and length of stay in Jamaica

  • Evidence of sufficient funds to be financially independent while in Jamaica

  • Payment: FedEx fee of $20.00 to return passport + $10.00 Consular Fee + applicable visa fee by country.  The combined fee is payable by Money Order made payable to Embassy of Jamaica.

  • Visa processing time is normally 5-10 business days

Business (Work) Visa

Foreign and Commonwealth nationals who wish to engage in employment activities in the island of Jamaica, whatever the nature of the employment, you are required to obtain a work permit or work permit exemption before entering the country. A work permit is granted at the discretion of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security in Jamaica. The work permit should be obtained prior to arrival in Jamaica.​

Visas are issued by a Jamaican Consular official only after confirmation that a work permit has been issued to the applicant.

  • Valid national passport

  • Two non-digitized colour photographs one of which should be certified by the same Notary Public who signs the Visa Application

    • See link for photograph guidelines

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

  • Completed Visa Application Form J (see "Online Forms")

  • Valid return visa to the United States (if applicable)

  • A work permit issued by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.  Information on the procedures for obtaining a Work Permit may be obtained from the website of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security

  • Payment: FedEx fee of $20.00 to return passport + $10.00 Consular Fee + applicable visa fee by country.  The combined fee is payable by Money Order made payable to Embassy of Jamaica.

  • Visa processing time is normally 5-10 business days

Entry Visa (spouse of Jamaican National) 

  • Valid passport

  • Two non-digitized colour photographs one of which should be certified by the same Notary Public who signs the Visa Application

    • See link for photograph guidelines

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

  • Completed Visa Application Form J (see "Online Forms")

  • Applicant's Original Marriage Certificate

  • Spouse’s Original Birth Certificate and notarized copy of spouse’s Jamaican Passport

  • Payment: FedEx fee of $20.00 to return passport+ $10.00 Consular Fee + applicable visa fee by country.  The combined fee is payable by Money Order made payable to Embassy of Jamaica.

  • Visa processing time is normally 5-10 business days