Embassy of Jamaica, Washington, DC

Interesting Facts

Devon House is the most elegant surviving nineteenth century mansion. The architectural dream of George Stiebel is set in spacious tree-shaded grounds in St. Andrew, It is elegantly furnished in 1860s style with genuine antiques and some made-in-Jamaica reproductions.

George Steibel, a black shipwright's apprentice and builder's foreman who sought and found his fortune in a Venezuelan goldmine, built the house in 1881. Returning to Jamaica as a millionaire he built Devon House, then crashed society, becoming first a Justice of the Peace and then Custos of St. Andrew. The building is located at the corner of Trafalgar Road and Hope Road, which fittingly became known as the Millionaires Corner.




Obtaining a Passport

Important Information Regarding New Jamaican Passports

The Jamaican Embassy in Washington, DC and the Jamaican Consulates in New York and Miami, began accepting applications for the new machine-readable Jamaican passports on Monday, June 3, 2002. Under the new system, passport applications must be submitted to the Embassy or relevant Consulate from where they will be transmitted for processing to the Immigration, Citizenship and Passport Division in Kingston.

Processing of applications will be approximately four (4) to six (6) weeks. Applications sent directly to the Passport Office in Kingston will not be accepted. The issued passport may be collected from the Embassy or Consulates or mailed at the request of applicants. There is now a single application form for use by both adults and children. Forms may be obtained here, from the Embassy or any Jamaican Consulate either in person or requested by mail.

If you would like us to send you an application form, please mail in this request, and make sure to include, with your request, an empty envelope with your name, full address and the proper postage affixed to the front of this empty envelope

Application For a Jamaican Passport

General Requirements

Please read the following instructions carefully before completing the Passport Application Form. Eligibility for a Jamaican Passport is based on proof of Jamaican Citizenship. All applicants are therefore required to submit one (or more) of the following documents as applicable:

  • Certified Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Certificate of Registration
  • Certified Copy of Adoption Certificate
  • Letter of Certification of Citizenship
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Persons claiming Jamaican Citizenship by Descent must have their claim established prior to the submission of their application for a passport.
The documents required are:
  • Applicant's Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Parent's Jamaican Citizenship
  • Parent's Marriage Certificate (where applicable)

Applicants are also required to provide one of the following supplementary identification documents:

  • National Voter's Identification
  • Driver's Licence
  • Previous Passport
  • Other Identification issued by a competent authority
  • Any name change must be substantiated by documentary evidence
  • A Deed Poll or other legal document must be produced to substantiate the change of name. A married or divorced woman, who has acquired her spouse's surname, is required to submit a certified copy of her Marriage Certificate

Passport Fees

Fees should be remitted by Money Order or Certified Cheque made payable to the Embassy of Jamaica.

New/Renewal – Adults - US$110.00
New/Renewal – Minors – US$80.00
Lost/Stolen/Damaged – Adults – US$190.00
Lost/Stolen/Damaged – Minors – US$130.00

Applications for the renewal of a passport must be accompanied by the expired passport. If the renewal is necessary because there are no more available pages, the current passport must be submitted.

GUIDELINES -
READ GUIDELINES CAREFULLY BEFORE COMPLETING THE PASSPORT APPLICATION FORM

PASSPORT APPLICATION FORM

 

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Important Information Regarding New Jamaican Passports

The Jamaican Embassy in Washington, DC and the Jamaican Consulates in New York and Miami, began accepting applications for the new machine-readable Jamaican passports on Monday, June 3, 2002. Under the new system, passport applications must be submitted to the Embassy or relevant Consulate from where they will be transmitted for processing to the Immigration, Citizenship and Passport Division in Kingston.

Processing of applications will be approximately four (4) to six (6) weeks. Applications sent directly to the Passport Office in Kingston will not be accepted. The issued passport may be collected from the Embassy or Consulates or mailed at the request of applicants. There is now a single application form for use by both adults and children. Forms may be obtained from the Embassy or any Jamaican Consulate either in person or requested by mail. Requests by mail should include a self-addressed stamped envelope.