The first step in obtaining Permanent Visa status for Jamaica and eventually a Jamaican travel document is to establish residency either through Visa/Work Permit Application or Registration.

Residency Requirements:

  • Valid National Passport
  • Evidence of financial status and means of support - e.g. particulars of pension, bank account, property owned and business investments
  • Certified Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Marital status - Marriage Certificate, particulars of spouse, children and other dependents
  • Medical Certificate of good health
  • Police Certificate from the state from which you are migrating
  • Two (2) Passport size photographs
  • Reasons for seeking permanent residence in Jamaica
  • Names and addresses of two reputable references or acquaintances



All applications are referred to Jamaica for approval which can take up to 3 - 4 months

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