Jamaican High Commission United Kingdom

Jamaican high commission

Visas

Do you need a visa to visit Jamaica?  Click HERE to find out.

Please Note:  Countries with visa waived for 30 days must possess a valid visa issued by the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom or a State within the Schengen area.  Proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella and Polio is also required.  

Guidelines for Jamaican Visas

  • Persons needing a visa to enter Jamaica MUST submit the following documentation:
    1. One (1) photograph
    2. Valid passport (validity should cover the period of travel to and from Jamaica)
    3. Letter from employer (for business purposes) / Work Permit (if the applicant will be employed in Jamaica)
    4. Return ticket/itinerary with re-entry visa for persons who are not nationals of their present country of residence, or onward ticket with visa for another destination
    5. Bank Statement (most recent) - Proof that sufficient funds are available for the visit
    6. Hotel booking confirmation (if staying in a hotel) or proof that adequate arrangements have been made for accommodation and maintenance during the visit.
    7. All fees are payable via direct bank transfer to the Jamaican High Commission.                                                                       FEES
  • Persons eligible to receive visas at the port of entry must satisfy the Immigration Authorities in Jamaica of their bonafides.  Visitors should also be in possession of the following documentation:
    1. Valid passport (validity to cover the period of travel to and from Jamaica)
    2. Return ticket with re-entry visa for persons who are not nationals of their present country of residence, or onward ticket with visa for another destination
    3. Proof that sufficient funds are available or that adequate arrangements have been made for accommodation and maintenance during the visit e.g. bank statement, hotel booking (if staying in a hotel)

For applications delivered in person, please allow at least three (3) business days for processing.  If the visa application has been referred to Jamaica for approval or has been submitted by post, please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.

The cost of visas at the port of entry is: US$100.00 

There is an additional charge of US$350.00 for individuals who arrive at Port of Entry without the requisite visa.

The cost for persons who wish to extend their stay beyond the Visa Exemption period is: JM$50,000

The cost for persons who have overstayed their time, but wish to regularise their stay in the island  is JM$50,000

For specific information on visa requirements for Foreign Nationals travelling to Jamaica, please contact the High Commission at Contact Us/Feedback 

Opening times

Consular (Passport and Visa) Section:

BY APPOINTMENTS ONLY

High Commission:

10.00am - 4:00pm Monday - Friday