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:

  • A valid passport or other acceptable travel document if applicable
  • A valid Jamaican entry visa, if applicable
  • A completed and signed Immigration/Customs C5 form, either online or a physical form

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:

  • A valid Jamaican passport, an emergency certificate or an expired Jamaican passport (providing acceptance from the airline)
  • A completed and signed Immigration/Customs C5 form, either online or a physical form.

The most common and preferred travel document is a passport however, other types of travel document may be accepted and are listed below:

  • Certificate of Identity
  • Laissez Passer
  • Documents issued to Refugees
  • Military documents for military personnel travelling by air
  • Seaman’s Certificate of Nationality if travelling by sea
  • Kinderausweis issued to German minors