Everyone travelling to Jamaica must present a valid and approved travel document as evidence of their identity and nationality. The most common and preferred travel document is a passport, but other types of travel documents may also be accepted.
Travel documents required for all other travellers are:
Anyone who arrives without a valid travel document, visa or authority to enter Jamaica, may be refused entry to Jamaica or delayed until their identity and claims to enter Jamaica have been confirmed.
Cruise Ship Passengers
Cruise passengers of any nationality who intend to remain in the island only during the stay of the vessel by which they arrived and to depart on the same vessel are not required to hold passports.
Other acceptable travel documents
A small number of travellers may have other types of travel documents which are also acceptable for travel to Jamaica.
The travel documents must be issued by a recognised authority, MUST HAVE A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE BEAREAR and provide the holder with a re-entry authority to the country of issue, or an entry authority to another country. Holders of these documents GENERALLY REQUIRE a visa.
Other TYPES OF DOCUMENTS WHICH ARE acceptable TO JAMAICA include:
Citizens with passport issued by following countries will be issued with Visa on arrival:
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Czech & Slovak
Serbia & Montenegro
**Some countries are allowed to travel to Jamaica without Visas for vacation purposes. These are only for a period of thirty (30) to ninety (90) days:
Thirty (30) days
Ninety (90) days
Kingdom of the Netherlands
United States of America
Following nationals require visa prior to arrival:
Central African Republic
Colombia - waiver in effect
Dem. peoples Republic of Korea (North Korea)
Islamic Republic of Iran
Lao Peoples Dem. Rep
Libyan Aram Jamahiriya
Sao Tome & Principle
Syrian Aran Republic
United Arab Emirates
Visitthe PICA (Passport Immigration Citizens Agency) website to learn how to apply for a visitor’s visa.
You can also apply for extension of stay while you are in Jamaica.
Business Personnel and Students
All foreign nationals wishing to travel to Jamaica as visitors to work, to attend school, on business or to seek medical attention must first apply for entry visa through the Embassy of Jamaica or Consulates.
For more information on visa application to Jamaica, visit http://jamaicanconsulatechicago.org/visas/
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