Applying for a Certified Copy of a Jamaican Citizenship Certificate


The applicant should have been granted an original Certificate of Jamaican Citizenship.


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 or 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.

The letter should be accompanied by the following original documents:

  1. Recent Police Report on the status of Original Certificate (should not be older than 6 months)
  2. A Certified Passport sized photograph of applicant (The applicant’s name along with the name, number and signature of the certifying officer and the certification date not older than 6 months should be included). No embossed seal;
  3. Parent’s photo I.D. if applicant is a minor;
  4. Parent’s photo I.D. if applicant is a minor (Valid Passport or Driver’s Licence.

Compliant applications are processed within 10 working days.


• Applications submitted locally will attract a non-refundable fee of JMD$8000.00. 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

PICA reserves the right to request additional and or updated information during the processing of the application.