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Citizenship By Descent

QUALIFICATIONS

An applicant qualifies for Citizenship by Descent where:

  • He/she was born outside Jamaica before August 6, 1962; and
  • His/her mother or father became or would have, but for his/her death, become a citizen of Jamaica on August 6, 1962.
  • He/she was born outside Jamaica after August 5, 1962 and whose father/mother was citizen of Jamaica by birth, descent or registration by virtue of marriage to a Jamaican on the date of his/her birth.
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