Embassy of Jamaica, Washington, DC

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Interesting Facts
The Washington Monument is the most prominent, as well as one of the older, attractions in Washington, DC. It was built in honor of George Washington, who led the country to independence, and then became its first President. The Monument is shaped like an Egyptian obelisk, 555 5/8 high, and averages 30 to 40 miles visibility in clear weather. It was finished on December 6, 1884.

North American Visitors

United States citizens may travels to Jamaica for leisure and business without Jamaican visas, provided they fulfill the following requirements:

U.S. Citizens
  • Have a passport or travel document, which must be valid for at least six months;
  • Have a return or round trip ticket to the USA
  • Sufficient funds or means to support themselves and accompanying dependents for the duration of stay in Jamaica;
  • 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 be of unsound mind;
  • Should not have been sentenced in a foreign country for any extraditable crime within the meaning of the Jamaica Extradition Acts 1870 and 1906;
  • Should not be the subject of a deportation order in force under Jamaica's Aliens Law, Chapter 9;
  • Should not be the subject of a landing prohibition order form the Minister of National Security of Jamaica

Documentary proof of the relationship between minors and adults may be required. Such documents must be the originals. Copies of birth and adoption certificates – including those certified by a Notary Pblic- will not be accepted.

Travellers are also advised that the period of stay is granted at the discretion of the Jamaican Immigration authorities. Frequent travellers to Jamaica should note that note once the cumulative number of days landed, exceeds 180 days ina calendar year, they are required to obtain a visa from the nearest Jamaican consular mission or post, prior to being re-admitted into Jamaica.

U.S. Residents

Nationals or cizitens of other countries (withthe exceptionof TAIWAN) who are permanent residents of the United States may enter Jamaica as tourists without visas, but must travel with:

  • Alien Registration Cards ( Green Cards) or
  • Vaild US reentry permits (if applicable)
  • Round-trip tickets to the USA or onward tickets to another destination

Resident aliens in the United States, visiting Jamaica as tourists for periods not exceeding six (6) months, and who possess return or round trip touring tickets showing that their journey began in the USA, Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands, and that they are entitled to return there, are not required to hold passports to enter Jamaica.

Jamaicans who are residents of the United States must have a valid Jamaican passport or travel document, Permanent Resident Card (PRC) or appropriate temporary resident visa and return ticket to the United States of America.

Jamaicans who are also citizens of the United States must return to the United States on a valid United States passport (not their Naturalisation [Citizenship] Certificate). They should also consult with the relevant US authority, where applicable, prior to travel.

Taiwanese nationals or citizens holding Taiwanese passports, must contact the nearest Jamaican Consulate or consular post, prior to making travel plans for Jamaica, for further information.

Cruise ship passengers do not, in general, need visas to enter Jamaica. They must, however, have valid passports and proof that they are eligible to re-enter the United States of America.




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