Requirements For Entry Into Jamaica

All visitors are required to be in possession of a national 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.  .

The decision in respect of admission and length of stay in the country rests with the Immigration Officer at the port of entry in Jamaica.  This applies whether or not a visa is a prerequisite for entry.

General Conditions for Admission

A person desirous of visiting Jamaica:

  • Should be in possession of a valid visa unless exempted from this requirement under any of the prescribed regulations.
  • Must be in a position to support himself/herself and accompanying dependents for the duration of stay;
  • Should not be of unsound mind;
  • Should not be the subject of a certificate submitted to the Immigration Officer by a health officer indicating that for medical reasons, permission to land is not desirable;
  • Should not have been sentenced in a foreign country for any extraditable crime within the meaning of the Extradition Acts 1870 and 1906;
  • Should not be the subject of a deportation order in force under the Aliens Law, Chapter 9;
  • Should not be the subject of a landing prohibition order from the Minister of National Security;

TOURIST VISA  

  • Valid passport
  • One passport size photograph
  • Completed Visa Application Form J (signature is required)
  • Valid return visa to the United States
  • Flight itinerary (Round trip ticket)
  • Visa fee payable by Money Order to the Jamaican Consulate, 767 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017 (fees are applied as listed)
  • FedEx fee of $20.00 payable by Money Order to return passport (if applicable)
  • Processing time: Walk-in applicants: 2-3 business days; mailed-in applicants: 5 business days

ENTRY VISA (Student)

  • Valid passport
  • One passport size photograph
  • Completed visa application form J (signature is required)
  • Valid return visa to the United States (if applicable)
  • Flight itinerary (Round trip ticket)
  • Letter from educational institution indicating purpose and length of stay in Jamaica
  • Medical certificate indicating that the applicant is free from contagious or communicable diseases
  • Visa fee payable by Money Order to the Jamaican Consulate, 767 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017 (fees are applied as listed)
  • FedEx fee of $20.00 payable by Money Order to return passport (if applicable)
  • Processing time: Walk-in applicants: 2-3 business days; mailed-in applicants: 5 business days

ENTRY VISA (Work)

  • Valid passport
  • One passport size photograph
  • Completed visa application form J (signature is required)
  • Valid return visa to the United States (if applicable)
  • Letter from Ministry of Labour, Jamaica approving work permit or granting exemption from the work permit requirement
  • Visa fee payable by Money Order to the Jamaican Consulate, 767 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017 (fees are applied as listed)
  • FedEx fee of $20.00 payable by Money Order to return passport (if applicable)
  • Processing time: Walk-in applicants: 2-3 business days; mailed-in applicants: 5 business days

ENTRY VISA (Spouse of Jamaican National)

  • Valid passport
  • One passport size photograph
  • Completed visa application form J (signature is required)
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Spouse’s birth certificate and certified copy of spouse’s Jamaican Passport
  • Visa fee payable by Money Order to the Jamaican Consulate, 767 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017 (fees are applied as listed)
  • FedEx fee of $20.00 payable by Money Order to return passport (if applicable)
  • Processing time: Walk-in applicants: 2-3 business days; mailed-in applicants: 5 business days

ENTRY VISA (Permanent Residency)

  • Valid passport
  • One passport size photograph
  • Completed visa application form J (signature is required)
  • Letter from Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency in Jamaica
  • Certified copy of spouse’s birth certificate and Jamaican Passport
  • Visa fee payable by Money Order to the Jamaican Consulate, 767 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017 (fees are applied as listed)
  • FedEx fee of $20.00 payable by Money Order to return passport (if applicable)
  • Processing time: Walk-in applicants: 2-3 business days; mailed-in applicants: 5 business days

 

JAMAICA IMMIGRATION UNIT

 

 Visa Requirements for Jamaicans Traveling Overseas
and Foreigners Entering Jamaica

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Key: PTA- Visa Issued Prior To Arrival
POE – Visa issued at Port Of Entry
Dip. Pp. – Diplomatic Passport
Off. Pp. – Official Passport

SLOVAK REPUBLICNOYES

COUNTRY ENTRY VISA
Foreigners coming to Jamaica
REQUIREMENTS
Jamaicans going overseas
AFGHANISTAN YES – PTA YES
ALBANIA NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, UK, Canadian or Schengen visa & Possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio YES
ALGERIA YES – PTA YES
ANDORRA YES – POE YES
ANGOLA YES – PTA YES
ANGUILLA NO YES

NO – Dip. Pp. holders

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA NO NO
ARGENTINA NO – 30 days

NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders

NO- 30 days

NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders

ARMENIA YES – POE YES – POE
ARUBA NO – 90 days NO – If in possession of US, Canadian or Schengen visa

NO – Dip & Off. Pp. holders

AUSTRALIA NO YES – visitor visa (subclass 600) www.immi.gov.au
AUSTRIA NO – 30 days YES- Schengen Visa (Embassy of Spain)
AZERBAIJAN YES – POE YES – PTA
BAHAMAS NO NO
BAHRAIN YES – PTA YES – E – visa (www.evisa.gov.bh)
BANGLADESH NO NO
BARBADOS NO NO
BELARUS NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, UK, Canadian or Schengen visa and possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio YES – PTA
BELGIUM NONE – 90 days YES – Schengen visa (Embassy of Belgium)

NO – Dip & Off. Pp. holders

BELIZE NONE NONE
BENIN YES – PTA YES
BERMUDA NO YES – If not in possession of valid US, Canadian or UK visa
BHUTAN YES – PTA YES
BOLIVIA NO – 30 days or less as tourists YES
BONAIRE NONE – 90 days NO – If in possession of US, Canadian or Schengen visa
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA NONE – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, UK, Canadian or Schengen visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio YES
BOTSWANA NO NO
BRAZIL NO – 90 days for tourism or business NO – 90 days for tourism or business

NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM NO YES
BULGARIA NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, UK, Canadian or Schengen visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio YES
BURKINA FASO YES – PTA YES
BURUNDI YES – PTA YES
CAMBODIA YES – PTA YES – PTA
CAMEROON YES – PTA YES
CANADA NO YES – PTA
CAPE VERDE YES – PTA YES
CAYMAN ISLANDS YES – PTA YES

NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders

CENTRAL AFRICAN REP. YES – PTA YES
CHAD YES – PTA YES
CHILE NO – 90 days

YES- Dip & Off. Pp holders

NO – 90 days

NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders

CHINA NO – 30 days for tourism, cultural exhanges or business

NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders

YES- PTA

NO – Dip & Off. Pp. holders

COLOMBIA NO – 30 days for tourism, cultural exhanges or business

NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders

NO – 30 days

NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders

COMOROS YES – PTA YES
CONGO (formerly Zaire) YES – PTA YES
COSTA RICA NO – 30 days

NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders

NO – If in possession of multiple entry US, Canadian, Schengen or Japanese visa that has been used and valid at least 6 months
COTE D= IVOIRE YES – PTA YES
CROATIA NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, UK, Canadian or Schengen visa & possess proof of vaccinaton against Measles, Rubella & Polio YES – If not in possession of multiple or double entry unioform (C) visa, valid for all Schengen Member States
CUBA YES – PTA YES

NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders

CURACAO NO – 90 days NO
CYPRUS NO YES
CZECH REPUBLIC NO – 30 days for tourism or cultural exchanges YES – Schengen visa (Embassy of Spain)
DEM. PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA (NORTH KOREA) YES – PTA YES
DENMARK NO – 90 days YES- PTA
DJIBOUTI YES – PTA YES
DOMINICA NO NO
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, Canadian, UK or Schengen visa NO – purchase tourist card upon arrival at airport

YES – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders

ECUADOR NO – 30 days NO – 90 days
EGYPT YES – PTA YES – POE
EL SALVADOR NO – 30 days or less as tourists

NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders

NO – If in possession of US multiple entry visa

NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders

EQUATORIAL GUINEA YES – PTA YES
ERITREA YES – PTA YES
ESTONIA NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, Canadian, UK or Schengen visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio YES – Schengen visa (Embassy of Germany)
ETHIOPIA YES – PTA YES
FIJI NO NO
FINLAND NO – 90 days YES – Schengen visa (Embassy of Germany)
FRANCE NO – 30 days YES – Schengen visa (Embassy of Spain)
GABON YES – PTA YES
GAMBIA NO NO
GEORGIA YES – POE YES
GERMANY NO – 90 days YES – Schengen visa (Embassy of Germany)

NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders

GHANA NO YES – PTA
GREECE NO – 30 days YES – Schengen visa (Embassy of Spain)
GRENADA NO NO
GUADELOUPE NO YES – PTA
GUATEMALA NO- 30 days or less as tourists NO – if in possession US, Canadian or UK visa

NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders

GUINEA YES – PTA YES
GUINEA- BISSAU YES – PTA YES
GUYANA NO NO
HAITI YES – PTA

NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders

NO – 90 days

NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders
YES – with work permit

HONDURAS NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, Canadian, UK or Schengen visa NO – if in possession of valid US visa
HONG KONG NO – 30 days NO – 30 days
HUNGARY NO – 30 days for tourism or cultural exchanges YES
ICELAND NONE – 90 days YES – PTA
INDIA NO YES
INDONESIA YES – PTA YES
ISLAMIC REP. OF IRAN YES – PTA YES
IRAQ YES – PTA YES
IRELAND NO – 90 days YES
ISRAEL NO – 90 days NO – 90 days
ITALY NO – 90 days YES – Schengen visa (Embassy of Germany)
JAPAN NO – 30 days YES
JORDAN YES – PTA YES – POE
KAZAKHSTAN NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, Canadian, UK or Schengen visa & possess Proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio YES – PTA
KENYA NO NO
KIRIBATI NO NO
KOREA NO – 90 days NO – 90 days
KUWAIT YES – PTA YES
KYRGYZSTAN YES – POE YES – POE
LAO PEOPLE’S DEM. REP YES – PTA YES
LATVIA NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, UK, Canadian or Schengen visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio YES – Schengen visa (Embassy of Spain)
LEBANON YES – PTA YES
LESOTHO NO NO
LIBERIA YES – PTA YES
LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA YES YES
LIECHTENSTEIN NO – 90 days NO – 90 days
LITHUANIA NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, UK, Canadian or Schengen visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio YES
LUXEMBOURG NO – 90 days YES – Schengen visa (Embassy of Belgium)
MACEDONIA NONE – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, Canadian, UK or Schengen visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio  YES
MACAU YES YES
MADAGASCAR YES – PTA YES
MALAWI NO NO
MALAYSIA NO NO
MALDIVES NO YES
MALI YES – PTA YES
MALTA NO YES
MARSHALL ISLANDS YES – PTA YES
MARTINIQUE NO – 30 days YES
MAURITANIA YES – PTA YES
MEXICO NO – 90 days NO – stays for up to 6 months

NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders

MAURITIUS NO NO
MICRONESIA YES – PTA YES
MOLDOVA NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, UK, Canadian or Schengen visa & possess proof of vaccination against measles, Rubella & Polio YES – POE
MONACO NO – 30days YES
MONGOLIA YES – PTA YES
MONTENEGRO NO – 30days or less as tourists with valid US, Canadian, UK or Schengen visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio YES
MOROCCO YES – PTA YES
MOZAMBIQUE NO YES
MYANMAR YES – PTA YES
NAMIBIA NO YES
NAURU NO NO
NEPAL YES – PTA YES
NETHERLANDS

Conditions apply: (Dutch Territory)
ARUBA, BONAIRE, SABA, SINT EUSTATIUS, SINT MAARTEN

NO – 90 days

 

YES – Schengen visa (Embassy of Belgium)

NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders

Dutch Territories
NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders
NO – CURACAO
NO – SINT EUSTATIUS, SINT MAARTEN, SABA – If in possession of multiple entry US, Canadian or Schengen visa

NEW ZEALAND NO YES – See website below for visa application instructions www.immigration.govt.nz
NICARAGUA YES – PTA YES – POE (visa cost US$50.00)
NIGER YES – PTA YES
NIGERIA YES – PTA YES
NORWAY NO – 90 days YES – Schengen visa (Embassy of Belgium)
OMAN Yes – PTA YES
PAKISTAN YES – PTA YES
PALAU YES – PTA YES
PANAMA NO – 30 days tourism, cultural exhanges or short business NO
PAPUA NEW GUINEA NO YES
PARAGUAY NO – 30 days orless as tourists YES
PERU NO – 30 days or less as tourists

NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders

NO – 90 days

NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders

PHILIPPINES Yes – PTA YES
POLAND NO – 30 days or less for tourism, cultural exchanges or short business YES
PORTUGAL NO – 30 days Yes – Schengen Visa (Embassy of Spain)
QATAR YES – PTA YES
ROMANIA NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, UK, Canadian or Schengen visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio YES
RUSSIAN FEDERATION NO – 90 days for tourism, business or cultural exchanges

NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders

Yes – PTA

NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders

RWANDA YES – PTA YES
ST. KITTS AND NEVIS NO NO
ST. LUCIA NO NO
ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES NO NO
SAMOA (American) YES YES
Independent States of SAMOA NO NO
SAN MARINO NO – 90 days NO – 90 days
SAO TOME & PRINCIPE YES – PTA YES
SAUDI ARABIA YES – PTA YES
SENEGAL YES – PTA YES
SERBIA NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, UK, Canadian or Schengen visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio YES – if ont in possession of valid Schengen, UK, US visa or resident permits in all teh countries of the Schengen area, EU or the US For stays up to 90 days during a 6 month period
SEYCHELLES NO NO
SIERRA LEONE NO YES

NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders

SINGAPORE NO NO
SLOVENIA NO – 30 days or less for tourists with valid US, UK, Canadian or Schengen visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio YES – Schengen visa (Embassy of Spain)
SLOVAK REPUBLIC NO – 30 days for tourism or cultural exchanges YES
SOLOMON ISLANDS NO YES
SOMALIA YES – PTA YES
SOUTH AFRICA NONE NONE – 90 days
SPAIN NONE – 30 days YES – pta (Schengen Visa)
SRI LANKA YES – pta NONE
SUDAN YES – pta YES
SURINAME NONE – 90 days NONE
SWAZILAND NONE NONE
SWEDEN NONE – 90 days Yes – pta (Schengen)
SWITZERLAND NONE – 90 days YESNO – Dip & Off Passports
SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC YES – pta YES
TAIWAN YES – poe YES – pta
TAJIKSTAN YES – poe YES – pta
THAILAND YES – pta YES – pta
TOGO YES – pta YES – pta
TONGA NONE
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO NONE NONE
TUNISIA YES – pta YES
TURKEY NONE – 90 days YES – poe (ordinary passports)YES – Dip & Off Passports (with effect from 10.07.03).
TURKMENISTAN YES – poe YES – pta
TUVALU NONE NONE
UGANDA NONE NONE
UKRAINE YES – poe YES – pta
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES YES – PTA YES
U.K OF GREAT BRITAIN & NORTHERN IRELAND NONE YES
UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA NONE NONE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NONE – 6 months YES – pta
URUGUAY NONE – 90 days NONE – 90 days
UZBEKISTAN YES – poe YES – pta
VANUATU NONE NONE
VENEZUELA NONE – 14 days NONE – Tourist Card – 14 days
VIETNAM YES – pta YES
YEMEN YES – pta YES
YUGOSLAVIA YES – poe YES
ZAMBIA NONE NONE
ZIMBABWE YES NONE

 

Processing of Visas for the respective countries:

 

Spanish Embassy:                               Austria, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Czech Republic

German Embassy:                              Germany, Italy

Belgian Embassy:                               Luxembourg, Belgium

French Embassy:                                Burkina-Faso, Central African Republic, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, France, Gabon, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mauritania,  Monaco, Senegal, St. Barthelemy, St. Martin, Togo, Netherlands, Hungary

British High Commission:      Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Grand Cayman Islands, Monsterrat, Turks & Caicos Islands, other dependent territories.

Countries with visa waived for 30 days must possess a valid visa issued by the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom or a State within the Schengen area.  Also must be presented is proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella and Polio.  The Certificate of Proof must be dated after 12 August, 2014.