Citizenship Ceremony

CITIZENSHIP SWEARING-IN CEREMONY 

Persons who apply for naturalization as Jamaican citizens must attend the Oath of Allegiance or Affirmation ceremony as part of the final step in becoming a citizen of Jamaica.  Oath Ceremonies are special events especially for the ‘new Jamaicans’ as it provides an opportunity for them to be formally welcomed as Jamaicans and they are given a welcome package which includes literature on the history ,culture ,customs and traditions of Jamaica, a small flag, and application forms for them  to apply for a Jamaican passport.

  • Oath of Allegiance or Affirmation
  • Video of Jamaica’s Heritage
  • National Anthem
  • National Pledge
  • Photographs/video of previously held ceremonies

 

OATH OF ALLEGIANCE 

 I (name) do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Her Heirs and Successors according to the Laws of Jamaica and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Jamaica and fulfil my duties as a citizen of Jamaica. So Help me God.

 

 AFFIRMATION 

(For individuals who do not wish to swear an oath to the Queen)

I (name) do solemnly sincerely, declare and affirm that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Her Heirs and Successors according to the Laws of Jamaica and that I will Faithfully observe the laws of Jamaica and fulfil my duties as a citizen of Jamaica.

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