How can a person become a citizen of Jamaica?

A person may be granted naturalization after a minimum period of five (5) years residency in Jamaica on application following his/her residency through either Visa or Work Permit application. Required documents are: A Certified copy of Birth Certificate. The Passport used to enter Jamaica.

Who is eligible for Jamaican citizenship?

Ordinary naturalisation in Jamaica can be obtained by adult persons of legal capacity, who in the 12 months prior to submitting an application resided in the territory, are of good character, and intend to be a resident of Jamaica.

Can you have dual citizenship in Jamaica?

Jamaica accepts dual nationals. Persons interested in becoming citizens of Jamaica should first check to see if their country allows for dual nationality.

How much does it cost to become a Jamaican citizen?

Applying for Jamaican Citizenship
JMD USD CAD
15, 000.00 260.00 290.00

How long does it take to get Jamaican passport?

Processing of applications will be approximately four (4) to six (6) weeks. The issued passport may be collected from the Embassy or Consulates or mailed at the request of applicants. Application forms are available from the Embassy or any Jamaican Consulate either in person or requested by mail.