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Proof of citizenship: Original birth certificate or adoption certificate.
For applicants born outside of Jamaica, a certificate of registration, naturalization or letter of certification or citizenship should be submitted.
Proof of identity: Driver’s licence, voter’s ID or work/student ID subject to approval by the Passport Officer and two photographs, one of which should be certified by the Certifying Official who signed the application form..
The processing time for citizenship is dependent on the category of the application:
Applications for Citizenship by Descent are processed within 25 working days
Applications for Citizenship by Virtue of Marriage are prepared for submission to the Minister for approval within 24 months
Naturalization will be processed and prepared for submission to the Minister for approval within 24 months
Registration (Commonwealth citizens) will be processed and prepared for submission to the Minister for approval within 24 months
Registration (Minors) will be processed and prepared for submission to the Minister for approval within months24
The process takes three (3) working days for applications submitted at PICA's Kingston office at 25 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 10 and seven (7) working days for applications submitted at our office at Overton Plaza, 49 Union Street in Montego Bay.
The applicant should have been granted an original Certificate of Jamaican Citizenship.
1. A letter applying for a Certified Copy should be addressed to:-
The Chief Executive Officer Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency 25c Constant Spring Road Kingston 10
The letter should state the Name, Address and File Reference Certificate number of the applicant. The applicant is required to state what has happened to the original Certificate of Citizenship and why the certified copy is required.
2. The letter should be accompanied by the following documents:- (i.) Recent Police Report on the status of Original Certificate;
(ii.) A Certified Passport sized photograph of applicant;
(iii.) Parent’s photo I.D. if applicant is a minor; (iv.) The appropriate fee (See fee structure below)
3. Compliant applications are processed within 5 working days
4. COST Applications submitted locally will attract a non-refundable fee of JMD$5000.00. Payment for local applications will only be accepted in Jamaican dollars.
Fees for the various foreign currencies are accepted but are only applicable to applications submitted through the Jamaican High Commission Consulates/Embassies.
The required costs are quoted as follows: USD$100.00; CAD$110.00; GBP£60.00; EUR€74.00
Currently the Agency does not offer express service in the processing of citizenship applications.