First time Applicants (Adults)

All first time applicants must visit the Consulate General to be interviewed by a Consular Officer and submit the following documents:

  • Completed passport application form

  • Two (2) identical non digitized colour photographs

  • Original Birth Certificate

  • Original Marriage Certificate, where applicable

  • Original Adoption Register, where applicable

  • Divorce Judgement, if applicable

If Born abroad, in addition to the Birth Certificate, please submit one of the following:

  • Certificate of Naturalization

  • Letter of Certificate of Citizenship

  • Certificate of Registration

In addition, ONE of the following supplementary documents must be presented:

  • Jamaican Driver’s Licence

  • National Voter’s Identification Card

  • Work Permit bearing a photograph from the country of residence

  • Passport from country of residence

  • Citizenship Certificate from country of residence

  • Identification indicating permanent residency

  • Driver’s Licence from country of residence

  • Other identification issued by a Federal/State/City authority, which has an expiration date (subject to approval by a Consular Officer)


Instructions on completing the passport application form as a first-time applicant (Adult)

In order to make sure your application is not delayed because of mistakes, please follow the below instructions.

The Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) is able to issue secure passport to Jamaicans largely because of the accuracy of the information YOU provide.  If any of the information that is asked for is false or missing, your application will be delayed or be referred for further review and investigation.  These precise requirements help PICA ensure that the right passport is issued to the right person.

Section A: must be fully completed by all applicants.

Section B: must be completed by both men and women who are or have been married, regardless on whether it’s your intention to adopt your spouse’s surname (women).

When signing the form on page 2, make sure your signature stays inside the box (not touching the lines of the box) and it is closely identical to your signature at bottom of page 2 (Section E) of the application.

Section C: should be left blank.

Section D: Should be left blank.

Section E:

  • Tick “?” the first box bearing the inscription “I have not previously held or applied for a Jamaican Passport.
  • When signing at Section E, your signature must be closely identical to your signature in the signature box at the top of page 2 of the application form.
  • Make sure you indicate the date on which you completed the application form.

Section F: Two emergency contacts must be supplied, one of which must be in the country your reside.

Section G: Will be completed and certified by the Consular Officer when you appear at the Consulate.

Section H: Must be completed if you’re required to wear head covering for religious purposes.

Section I: Must be completed by all applicants born outside of Jamaica.