Applying for a child passport

First Time Child Passport

The parent/ legal Guardian is required to obtain and complete an application form for the Minor. Along with the application form the following documents will also be required:

  • The Minor’s Birth Certificate/Adoption Certificate or Jamaican Citizenship Certificate
  • Two (2) identical Photographs ( NB//: one photograph must be certified by the same certifying official who certified the application)
  • A valid Government issued Photo Identification or passport for the parent/legal guardian       (Example: Drivers Licence, Voter Identification).
  • Proof of name change if name has been changed( Deed poll or Court Order)
  • The parent/legal guardian submitting the application is required to complete sections C and E of the application form.
  • Processing Fees

 

 Renewing a Child Passport

The parent/ legal Guardian is required to obtain and complete an application form for the Minor. Along with the application form the following documents will also be required:

  • The Minor’s Birth Certificate/Adoption Certificate or Jamaican Citizenship Certificate
  • Two (2) identical Photographs ( NB//: one photograph must be certified by the same certifying official who certified the application)
  • A valid Government issued Photo Identification or passport for the parent/legal guardian       (Example: Drivers Licence, Voter Identification).
  • Proof of name change if name has been changed( Deed poll or Court Order)
  • Current passport
  • The parent/legal guardian submitting the application is required to complete sections C and E of the application form.

 

Please note that all Minors 3 years and older must appear in person when the application is being submitted and must be accompanied by the parent/legal guardian who completed the application form. Where a parent/legal guardian has a difficulty visiting one of PICA’s location/Overseas Mission or The Customer Service Unit should be contacted for further advice.

Consent for a child ( Section C of passport application form)

The mother, father or legal guardian must complete the application for a child less than 18 years of age. Persons under 18 years of age, who are unmarried, require the written consent of the mother, father (providing his name is stated on the birth certificate) or legal guardian, except where such person is a member of the Security Forces. In the event that neither parent nor legal guardian is available, contact should be made with the Customer Service Unit at PICA or the nearest consular representatives in the overseas missions.

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