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

New Fee Structure and Services The Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) wishes to advise of the following fee increases for local applications as published in the Jamaica Gazette #58 dated 28th April 2015. The fees become effective on September 14, 2015. Applications already in the system will not attract the new fees. The citizenship

The Government will be introducing a new US$1.38 million facial recognition system (FRS) at the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA). The FRS will serve as an upgrade to the current Jamaica Passport Issuance and Control System (JPICS), which was implemented in 2001 to provide electronic functionality and machine readable passports. Facial recognition is a

PICA’s CEO, Jennifer McDonald (right) poses with members of Jamaica’s delegation at the Customs and Border Protection Professional Exchange three-day conference. The event was held from June 29 – July 1 in Barbados and organized by the US Customs and Border Protection Agency. The other members of the Jamaican delegation include: CEO, Jamaica Customs Agency

The three supervisors on Passport Production cutting celebration cake at after work session on Friday June 25 2015. They processed over 23,000 passports in two weeks. From Left to Right are Perry Earle, Natalie James and Miguel Cordwell.