• Valid Jamaican Passport or foreign passport that is endorsed with the unconditional landing stamp.
  • Validated Bill of Lading or Airway Bill.
  • Taxpayers Registration Number (TRN).
  • Documentary evidence that will substantiate residency outside of Jamaica for 3 or
    more consecutive years. e.g.


  • Notarized Letter confirming residence abroad for three consecutive years or
  • Work Permit (applicable only in particular circumstances) or
  • Retirement Papers/ Pension Advice/Social Security Letter (applicable only in special circumstances), or
  • Pay stubs for the last quarters of the last three consecutive years prior to application
    for Returning Resident status
  • Letter from Employer validating period of employment with the organization.


  • Declaration of intention for permanent residency in Jamaica (declaration must be witnessed by a Justice of the Peace or notarized by a Notary Public), or
  • Rental /Lease Agreement (if applicable), or
  • Utility Bill (JPS, NWC, FLOW), or
  • Residency letter from head of household certified by a Justice of the Peace along with an attached utility bill (if living with a family member or friend).
  • Any other pertinent document that may substantiate intention for permanent residence in Jamaica.


  • A valid Jamaican Passport or valid Non-Jamaican Passport affixed with unconditional stamp (where applicable)
  • Transcript from institution attended or Certificate of Award verified by institution granting certification, or
  • Letter from institution attended confirming duration of course of study or time spent at that institution


  • Deportation Order or Case Profile
  • Letter from the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (Deportation Unit)
  • Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN) Card /letter
  • Valid Identification
  • Bill of Lading/Airway Bill
  • Unaccompanied Baggage Declaration (C 27) form