Jamaica Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
EU Yes Yes No/1
USA Yes Yes No

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To enter Jamaica, a passport valid for the duration of stay is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.


Visas for Jamaica are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above except:

1. Nationals of Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Slovenia who are required to obtain a visa on arrival in Jamaica.

All other nationals listed in the chart can visit Jamaica visa-free for stays of up to 90 days, apart from nationals of the Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain, who can visit Jamaica visa-free for stays of up to 30 days.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Jamaica.

Types and cost

Visa issued at port of entry: US$100; visa obtained in advance from embassy/high commission: £25.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy or high commission). Some nationals may apply on arrival (including those mentioned above); check with the consulate for a full list.

Working days

Visitors applying for visas in advance from the embassy/high commission should allow three days for processing. If the application has to be referred to Jamaica for approval, it may take two to three weeks.

Sufficient funds

Visa applicants must be able to show proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay in Jamaica.

Extension of stay

Visitors may be able to extend their stay up to a maximum of six months.

Entry with pets

Only animals born in the UK or Ireland may be brought into Jamaica. You must obtain an import permit from the Veterinary Division of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (www.moa.gov.jm).

Embassies and tourist offices

Jamaican Embassy in the USA
Telephone: +1 202 452 0660. Website: http://www.embassyofjamaica.org Opening times: Mon-Fri: 0900-1700 (embassy), 0900-1300 (consular service open for walk-ins).
Jamaica High Commission in the UK
Telephone: +44 20 7823 9911. Website: www.jhcuk.org Opening times: Mon-Thurs 0900-1700, Fri 0900-1600 (high commission); Mon-Thurs 0930-1330, Fri 0930-1230 (consulate).

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.