Don’t leave home without it.
Thinking of traveling to Jamaica?, Your Passport will be the most important document you will be taking with you, it confirms your citizenship, I like to call it your World Citizenship Paper’s. It lets the world know that you are not from Alabama or California but you are a citizen of the United States, Germany or Brazil. A passport will be your best form of Identification when you are traveling. It is widely used when entering countries, checking into Hotels, you most likely will be asked to fill out a police card listing name, passport number, destination, reasons for traveling and a local address. The State Department's Passport Bureau will have the information on obtaining a new or renewal passport. Many countries will require that the passport is valid for least 6 months after departure date from said country.
Certain countries will require in addition to a Passport a Visa; some require a tourist visa while others will require a work visa. Every country has different requirements. When I was flying to France I had to have a work Visa since I was a pilot flying into France, while at the time, if you were vacationing in France you did not need a tourist visa. Some countries will require a Visa for certain citizens; Brazil is an example that requires Visas for citizens of the United States only because the United States requires Visas from Brazilian citizens. Visas are available from the Embassy or Consulate of the country that you will be traveling to.
Jamaica Visa and Passport Requirement
Passport valid for six months after the intended length of stay required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.
Jamaica does not recognize passports issued by the Palestinian government.
Additional Passport Information
Passports issued to children must contain a photo and state the nationality.
Canadian Nationals who can provide proof of citizenship.
Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the Jamaican embassy to check visa requirements
Not required by all nationals referred to in the chart above for stays of up to 90 days except nationals of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic and Slovenia who can obtain their visas on arrival.
Jamaican Visas issued at port of entry $20.00
Jamaican Embassy in the USA
1520 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Tel: (202) 452 0660.
Jamaica Tourist Board in the USA
5201 Blue Lagoon Drive, Suite 670, Miami,Â FL 33126, USA
Tel: (305) 665 0557 or 1 800 233 4582.
Jamaica High Commission in the UK
1-2 Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BZ, UK
Tel: (020) 7823 9911.
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 0900-1700; Fri 0900-1600
Jamaica Tourist Board in the UK
Address as high commission - see above.
Tel: (020) 7225 9090.
Caribbean Tourism Organisation in the UK
22 The Quadrant, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1BP, UK
Tel: (020) 8948 0057.