Jamaican High Commission United Kingdom

Jamaican high commission

Passport Photographs

Photographs are an essential part of the passport application and so they have to satisfy the criteria used by the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) of Jamaica. Please be guided as follows:

  • Machine Photos (booth photos) are NOT accepted due to technical reasons
  • 2 identical photographs are required
  • Photographs should be taken in dark clothing with a matte/dull finish, against a plain background
  • Applicants of light complexion should avoid wearing white clothing and should have photographs taken against  a pastel shaded background
  • Applicants of dark complexion should wear coloured clothing and photographs should be taken against a white background
  • Applicants with grey/white hair should have their photograph taken against a pale blue or pastel background
  • There should be no hair on the forehead
  • There must be no other person or object in the photograph
  • There should be no background shadows
  • A full frontal pose is required to show the head, ears, neck and top of shoulders
  • There should be no creases or ink marks on the photograph
  • Exposed shoulders and chest must be avoided
  • Bright coloured clothing is not recommended
  • Eye glasses should not have tinted lenses
  • Heavy (thick) frames should be avoided
  • Headgear is permitted ONLY for religious purposes, which must be clearly stated on the application form. Facial features including the outline of the face from the bottom of the chin to top of the forehead must be clearly shown
  • Photographs should be no more than six months old and should be 25mm-35mm from the chin to the top of the head. When the photograph is cut, the margin between the head and the edge of the photograph should be 3-4 mm
  • Photographs from photo booths will not be accepted
  • Photographs submitted with an application become the property of the Government of Jamaica

Please see the following website for samples of suitable photographs:

http://www.pica.gov.jm/media/2014/06/PICA-Photo-Poster-for- Website.jpg



Opening times

Consular (Passport and Visa) Section:

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m

High Commission:

9.30am - 1:00 pm Monday - Friday