Applying for an adult passport

Options for Applying

An adult applicant may apply for their passport using one of the following options:
1. Visit our offices and submit the application at our customer service counter
2. Visit our offices and submit the application using our dropbox service
3. Apply through our online passport application portal at www.pica.gov.jm

First Time Adult Passport 

You are required to obtain and complete an application form. Along with your application form you will be required to submit the following documents:

  • Birth Certificate/Adoption Certificate or Jamaican Citizenship Certificate
  • Two (2) identical Photographs ( NB//: only one photograph must be certified and this should be done by the same certifying official who certified your application)
  • A valid Government issued Photo Identification (Example: Drivers Licence, Voter Identification).
  • Proof of name change if name has been changed (Marriage Certificate, Deed poll, Divorce Decree, Court Order)
  • Processing Fees
NB: First time applicants will not be able to apply for their passport using our online service.
 

Renewing Adult Passport 

You are required to obtain and complete an application form. If there has been no change to your name, then you would fill out a Simplified Adult Renewal Passport Application Form.
If you have changed your name, then you will be required to fill out the regular passport application form and have it certified by a certifying official.
Along with your application form you will be required to submit the following documents:

  • Current Passport
  • Two (2) identical passport-sized Photographs ( Certification is only required if the applicant has changed his or her name and only one of the photographs is to be certified. Certification must be done by the same official who certified the application form)
  • Proof of name Change if name has been changed (Marriage Certificate, Deed poll, Divorce Decree, Court Order)
  • Processing Fee: ($6,500.00). A Visa, Master debit or credit card will be required for persons applying online
PLEASE NOTE: If there has been no change to your name then certification of your document and photograph is no longer required when submitting an application for renewal of an adult passport ONLY. Additionally, the adult applicant may not be required to provide his/her birth certificate.
 

 Expedited Services 

Regular turnaround time for processing a passport application is seven working days for applications submitted at our head office in Kingston. Applications submitted through our regional offices will be processed in 14 working days and 11 working days in the case of our office in Portmore.
Expedited services are available to our customers who desire a quicker turnaround time. Applicants can benefit from same day, next day and three-day expedited service at PICA’s headquarters at 25 Constant Spring Road in Kingston ONLY.
Expedited services are also available at the PICA outposts for five-day and seven-day turnaround times. Local applicants applying online can benefit from a 3 working day expedited service.
No expedited service is available to overseas applicants.

Services

Adult

Minor

Same day (applicants must submit their application before 10 am in order to benefit)

$ 16,500

$ 9,000

Next working day

$ 11,500

$ 7,000

Three working days

$ 9,500

$ 6,000

Five-day expedited service (Regional Offices)

$ 11,500

$7,000

Seven-day expedited service (Regional Offices)

$9,500

$6,000

 

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