Jamaican High Commission United Kingdom

Jamaican high commission

Driver's Licence Renewal/TRN/Authentication/Certification

The processing of applications to renew a driver's licence is not done by the High Commission or the Consulate in Birmingham. All applications should be sent directly to the respective Collector of Taxes in Jamaica. You will require an individual in Jamaica to transact the renewal on your behalf.

Procedure

  • The application form should be completed in full and signed in the presence of a Notary Public or Consular Officer,  who should affix his/her stamp and duly sign the form
  •  One (1) passport sized photo of the applicant
  • The applicant should also address a letter of authorization to the Collector of Taxes, giving clear and sole authority to the bearer of the letter by name to conduct the transaction on his/her behalf. The letter should be certified by a Consular Officer (High Commission or at the Consulate in Birmingham)
  • The applicant should send to the individual acting on his/her behalf the:
    • Completed application form
    • Authorization letter
    • One (1) passport size photo
    • Relevant fee

Processing of the application should begin once the necessary documents have been submitted to the Collector of Taxes in Jamaica which issued the original driver's licence. The processing time should be within 10 working days.

An application for an International Driver's Licence is the same as above. 

TRN

The processing of TRN applications is not done by the High Comission or the Jamaican Consulate in Birmingham.  All applications should be sent directly to the respective Collector of Taxes in Jamaica. You will require an individual in Jamaica to conduct the transaction on your behalf. 

Procedure

The application form should be completed in full and signed in the presence of the Consular Officer at the High Commission or the Jamaican Consulate in Birmingham, who will affix his/her stamp and sign the form. 

The fees for certifying the TRN form is £15.00, payable in Cash.

A valid Passport or Driver’s Licence should be submitted – to be copied and certified.

The applicant should also address a letter of authorization to the Collector of Taxes, giving clear and sole authority to the bearer of the letter by name to conduct the transaction on his/her behalf.  The letter should also be certified by a Consular Officer.

  • The applicant should send to the individual acting on his/her behalf the:
    • Completed application form with certified copy of Passport or Driver’s Licence
    • Authorization letter
    • Relevant fee

Additional information and application forms can be downloaded from: www.jamaicatax.gov.jm

AUTHENTICATION

The High Commission is able to authenticate documents such as Birth & Marriage Certificates and other legal documents intended for use in Jamaica.  The fees are £15.00 per signature per document, payable in Cash. 

Processing time is 3 working days from submission, if presented in person or approximately 10 working days if submitted by post.

CERTIFICATION

Documents to be certified (i.e. TRN forms, Passports) are usually done on the same day at the Consular Section of the High Commission between the hours of 9:30am to 1:30pm, Mondays to Fridays. 

The Jamaican Consulate in Birmingham operates from 10:00am to 1:00pm, Mondays to Wednesdays where this service can also be accessed. 

 

Opening times

Consular (Passport and Visa) Section:

9.30am - 1.30pm Monday - Friday

High Commission:

9.00am - 5.00pm Monday - Thursday
9.00am - 4.00pm Fridays

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