Jamaican High Commission United Kingdom

Jamaican high commission

First Time and Renewal Passports

1. FIRST TIME APPLICATIONS

 ADULTS

 

Documents Required:

  • Original Jamaican Birth Certificate; or National Birth Certificate and Jamaican Certificate of Citizenship; or National Birth Certificate and Adoption Register
  • Marriage Certificate or Divorce Judgement, for married women, if the application is being made in their married name
  • Valid Government-issued photographic ID such as the passport from the country of citizenship, driver’s licence, identification indicating permanent residency or Jamaican electoral ID
  • A Deed Poll registered at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, National Deed Poll Services Company, the 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
  • Two (2) colour passport size photographs, one (1) of which, along with Section G of the passport application form, should be certified by one of the following persons:
  • (a) Notary Public or Consular Officer 
  • (b) Medical Practitioner
  • (c) Solicitor/Lawyer
  • (d) Minister of Religion authorised to perform marriages
  • (e) Head Teacher
  • (f) Dentist
  • (g) Bank Manager

MINORS

  • Original Jamaican Birth Certificate; or National Birth Certificate and Jamaican Certificate of Citizenship; or National Birth Certificate and Adoption Register
  • Parent's valid Government-issued photographic ID such as the passport from the country of citizenship, driver’s licence, identification indicating permanent residency or Jamaican electoral ID
  • Legal Guardians are required to submit a care order or notarised letter of consent from the parent as well as the parent's ID (NB: The parent signing must be a Jamaican citizen)
  • A Deed Poll registered at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, National Deed Poll Services Company, the 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
  • Two (2) colour passport size photographs, one (1) of which, along with Section G of the passport application form, should be certified by one of the following persons:
  • (a) Notary Public or Consular Officer 
  • (b) Medical Practitioner
  • (c) Solicitor/Lawyer
  • (d) Minister of Religion authorised to perform marriages
  • (e) Head Teacher
  • (f) Dentist
  • (g) Bank Manager

 

All applicants must apply in person either at the High Commission or the Jamaican Consulate (Birmingham). Applications can also be submitted at Consular Surgeries whenever they are held in the UK.

2. RENEWAL

ADULTS

  • Original passport (current or expired)
  • Original Jamaican Birth Certificate; or National Birth Certificate and Jamaican Certificate of Citizenship; or National Birth Certificate and Adoption Register
  • Two (2) colour passport size photographs; one (1) of which (including mailed-in-applications), along with Section G of the passport application form, should be certified by one of the following persons:
  • (a) Notary Public or Consular Officer 
  • (b) Medical Practitioner
  • (c) Solicitor/Lawyer
  • (d) Minister of Religion authorised to perform marriages
  • (e) Head Teacher
  • (f) Dentist
  • (g) Bank Manager
  • 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 Royal Courts of Justice in London, National Deed Poll Services Company, the 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 required to complete Section B of the Passport Application Form

 MINORS

  • Orginal Passport (current or expired)
  • Original Jamaican Birth Certificate; or National Birth Certificate and Jamaican Certificate of Citizenship; or National Birth Certificate and Adoption Register
  • A Deed Poll registered at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, National Deed Poll Services Company, the 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
  • Two (2) colour passport size photographs; one (1) of which, along with Section G of the passport application form, should be certified by one of the following persons:
  • (a) Notary Public or Consular Officer 
  • (b) Medical Practitioner
  • (c) Solicitor/Lawyer
  • (d) Minister of Religion authorised to perform marriages
  • (e) Head Teacher
  • (f) Dentist
  • (g) Bank Manager
  • Parent's valid Government-issued ID such as the passport from the country of citizenship, driver’s licence, identification indicating permanent residency or Jamaican electoral ID
  • Legal Guardians are required to submit a care order or a notarised letter of consent from the parent along with their ID

PERSONAL APPEARANCE

Children three years (3) and under are not required to appear in person. However, all first time applicants must appear in person to submit their applications.

3. 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. 

  • Completed passport application Form and photograph to be signed and completed by one of the following:
  • (a) Notary Public or Consular Officer 
  • (b) Medical Practitioner
  • (c) Solicitor/Lawyer
  • (d) Minister of Religion authorised to perform marriages
  • (e) Head Teacher
  • (f) Dentist
  • (g) Bank Manager
  • No cash should be sent through the post with mailed-in applications. Personal cheques are not accepted. Payment should be made through postal order made payable to the Jamaican High Commission. If your application is returned then an additional £7 will be requested to facilitate processing/mailing fees
  • Applications submitted by post should be duly signed. The signature of the applicant should be WITHIN the boundaries of the rectangular box at top of page two (2). Signature must not touch borders of box
  • Section E should be signed and dated by the applicant and the appropriate box ticked
  • For  Minors,  Sections C and E should be completed and signed by applicant’s mother/father

 

5. PROCESSING TIME

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

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