The documents (either
the originals or duly notarized) required to apply for Jamaican citizenship are:
1. Completed Application for Jamaican
Citizenship by descent.
2. Applicant’s Birth Certificate/Statement
of Live Birth/Certification of birth.
3. Applicant’s father’s or
mother’s Jamaican Birth Certificate/Adoption Certificate issued by the
Registrar General’s Department of Jamaica or Certificate of Jamaican
Citizenship (in cases where the applicant is establishing the claim through a
parent that acquired citizenship by virtue of marriage before the applicant was
4. Applicant's parents' Marriage Certificate, (where
5. Marriage Certificate, (where applicable)
6. Applicants’ Valid
Identification (Adult age 18 and over).
7. Jamaican Parent’s government
issued Identification (Valid Passport, Driver’s Licence or Elector Registration
8. Official Change of Name
Document – Court Order, Deed Polls registered through the court or the
Country’s record office, etc (where applicable).
9. Two (2) passport sized
photographs of the applicant certified by a Justice of the Peace for local
applications or by a Notary Public, Justice of the Peace, Commissioner of Oaths
or Consular Officer, for overseas applications.
10. Court issued document
evidencing Legal Guardianship where applicable.
Once the above documents are
submitted to the High Commission, they are sent to the Passport, Immigration
and Citizenship Agency (PICA) to be processed. Compliant applications will be processed
within thirty (30) working days by PICA and then returned to the Jamaican High
Commission for dispatch to the applicant.
The fee for this application is
CAD$110.00. This payment must be made by an International Bank Draft or an International Money Order made payable
to the Ministry of National Security of Jamaica.
PICA reserves the right to request additional and or
updated information during the processing of the application.
SUBMITTED THROUGH THE JAMAICAN HIGH COMMISSION WILL ATTRACT A CONSULAR FEE OF
CAD$13.00 IN ADDITION TO A POSTAGE FEE OF CAD$13.00. A SEPARATE BANK DRAFT OR MONEY ORDER PAYABLE TO THE JAMAICAN HIGH COMMISSION WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY THE FEES.