The Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) wishes to advise that it has extended its new expedited service for applications for Citizenship by Descent, to applicants overseas effective Monday September 5, 2016. Fees for application for Citizenship by Descent can be found here.:

PICA’s Director of Passport, Amy Johnson-Lynch (left) addresses members of the St. James Lay Magistrates Association in a meeting recently. The meeting was to underscore the critical role that lay magistrates play in helping to maintain the integrity of the nation’s passport system and to provide updates on the passport application process and procedures. The

Yellow Fever Facts

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 by

Given the current outbreak of yellow fever in Angola and ongoing transmission in other countries such as Brazil, Peru, China, Kenya, and the Congo, person travelling to Jamaica from yellow fever risk countries are required to show proof of vaccination against the disease before being admitted into the island. The following advisory provides further detail

Interacting With Us on Social Media

Friday, 29 January 2016 by

Interacting With Us on Social Media

The Passport, Immigration & Citizenship Agency (PICA), Is Now Social`izing’ Press Release     January 9, 2016 The Passport, Immigration & Citizenship Agency (PICA), in accordance with its commitment to transparency, accountability and responsiveness as well as a desire to enhance its e-diplomatic efforts has launched a Facebook page. The Page, which goes live to

Ebola ban lifted

Friday, 08 January 2016 by

The Government of Jamaica has lifted the ban on persons entering Jamaica from countries affected by Ebola, with immediate effect.

Visit to UK – Nov-Dec 2015

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 by

Visit of Agencies / Departments

Deputy CEO, Cecil Bailey (left) shakes hand with Dr. the Hon. Vincent HoSang during a ceremony to hand over a fever-scanning machine to PICA whilst officials from NMIA Airports Limited, the Ministries of Health and National Security as well as members of the Vincent HoSang Family Foundation look on. The event was held on Tuesday,

Customer Service Award 2015

Monday, 12 October 2015 by

PICA stole the show last Friday (October 9) by copping three awards and a first runner-up spot at the 2015 Public Sector Customer Service Competition.   The function was held at the Terra Nova All Suite Hotel in Kingston. As the spotlight fell on the Agency, PICA’s accomplishments shone bright like a star amidst strong competition