Jamaican High Commission United Kingdom

Jamaican high commission

First Time and Renewal Passports

FIRST TIME APPLICATIONS:

ADULTS

  • Original Birth Certificate or Certificate of Citizenship or Adoption Register
  • Marriage Certificate or Divorce Judgement, for married women, if the application is being made in their married name
  • Photographic ID such as the passport from country of citizenship, driver’s licence, identification indicating permanent residency, Jamaican electoral ID and other identification, subject to the approval of the Consular Officer

MINORS

  • Original Birth Certificate or Certificate of Citizenship or Adoption Register
  • Parents' ID such as passport, drivers licence, national voters ID
  • Legal Guardians are required to submit a resident care order and their ID or a notarised letter of consent from the parent(s) and ID

All applicants must apply in person either at the High Commission, Jamaican Consulate (Birmingham) or Consular Surgeries in Manchester.

RENEWAL:

ADULTS

  • Original passport (current or expired)
  • Original Birth Certificate or Certificate of Citizenship or Adoption Register
  • Two colour passport size photographs; one of which should be certified (including mailed-in-applications)
  • Persons visiting the High Commission, Consulate (Birmingham) or Consular Surgeries must have Forms certified by a Consular Officer or the Honorary Consul
  • A Deed Poll registered at the Supreme Court in the UK or Registrar General’s Department in Jamaica or other relevant authority in the country of residence, must be submitted where there has been a change of name
  • Married women must submit a Marriage Certificate with the Application if they are using their married name. Women who are divorced and who wish to use their married name should submit their divorce judgement.  All persons who have been married are nonetheless required to complete Section B of the Passport Application Form

 MINORS

  • Orginal Passport (current or expired)
  • Original  Birth Certificate or Certificate of Jamaican Citizenship or Adoption Register
  • Two colour passport size photographs; one of which should be certified
  • Parent(s) identification (passport, driver’s licence or other state issued ID)
  • Legal Guardians are required to submit a residence or care order along with their ID or a notarised letter of consent from the parent(s) and ID

PERSONAL APPEARANCE

Children three years and under are exempt.  All first time applicants must appear in person to submit their applications.

MAILED IN APPLICATIONS

Passport renewal for adults and minors are accepted via post. However, in the case of minors, the parent(s) ID is needed.

PROCESSING TIME

Passport Applications are processed by the Authorities in Jamaica. Please allow, therefore, 6-8 weeks for this process to be completed and passport(s) returned. For mailed in applications, an additional two (2) weeks should be allowed i.e. a total of ten (10) weeks for processing.

PLEASE NOTE THAT LAMINATED DOCUMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

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