All travellers entering Jamaica are required to present a valid and approved travel document as evidence of their identity and nationality. A foreign national is a traveller that does not present a Jamaican passport to Immigration for landing. The required documents needed to conduct your Immigration interview upon arrival are but not limited to the following:
Any traveller that enters the island without a valid travel document and/or the required visa may be refused entry into the Island or delayed until their identity and claims to enter Jamaica have been confirmed.
Foreign nationals with a claim to Jamaican citizenship are encouraged to exercise their right to obtain a Jamaican passport to present to Immigration upon entering the Island and use their foreign passport when departing.
Exceptions are Jamaicans who have renounced their Jamaican Citizenship or a foreign national who has obtained Unconditional Landing in their foreign passport.
Jamaicans travelling on a Jamaican passport has an automatic right of entry into the island and do not require a visa to enter. Jamaican citizens are required to present the following documents to Immigration:
The most common and preferred travel document is a passport however, other types of travel document may be accepted and are listed below: