PREPARING FOR THE PASSPORT APPLICATION PROCESS

PROCESSING TIME

Regular Service – four (4) to six (6) weeks

Persons requiring expedited (rush) service for their passport applications due to an emergency are to contact the Consulate for assistance. Documentary evidence indicating proof of emergency must be presented to substantiate the reason for an expedited service.

FEES & PAYMENT

a) Passport Renewals and First Time Applications

  1. Adult Renewal – $93.00
  2. Minor Renewal – $63.00

b) Lost/Stolen/Damaged/Destroyed Passport Applications

  1. Adult Replacement – $173.00
  2. Minor Replacement – $113.00

The fees quoted above include the $13.00 consular service fee.

Please choose one of the following options, if you require your new passport and the original documents submitted to be mailed to you:

  1. Provide a self-addressed stamped envelope OR
  2. Include the postage fee of $13.00 along with the payment for the passport. This is mandatory for mailed in applications.

MAILED IN APPLICATIONS

  • The payment for a mailed-in application is to be in the form of Money Order/Bank Draft made payable to the Jamaican Consulate in the relevant amounts. (Do not send cash in the mail).
  • The Jamaican Consulate General accepts only Money Orders, Bank Drafts or Cash (Cash should not be sent in the mail). Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted. All fees are quoted in Canadian currency.

*Please Note That Laminated Documents Will Not Be Accepted

GUIDELINES ON HOW TO PROPERLY COMPLETE THE PASSPORT APPLICATION FORM

  1. Use the most recently issued passport along with the original certificates/documents to complete the application form.
  2. Ensure information is consistent on the application form and throughout the documents such as dates and the spelling of all names.
  3. Ensure the applicant’s signature is affixed within the rectangular box, which sits in the middle of two square boxes at the top of page 2. The signature must not touch any of the lines of the rectangular box. Minors ages 12 and over are required to affix their signature on the application form. They are not required to sign anywhere else on the form. (Minors under the age of 12 are not required to affix signatures).
  4. The signature in the rectangular box must match the declarant’s signature in Section E at the bottom of page 2, with the exception of minors under the age of 12. If the signatures are not consistent, submit a blank sheet of paper with four (4) samples of applicant’s signature.
  5. The parent giving consent for the child to hold a passport must complete and sign Sections C and E of the passport application form. The signatures must be consistent and should also match that on the photo identification being used. 
  6. Applicants submitting applications in person may have section G of the Passport Application Form and one of their photographs signed at the Consulate free of charge. However, applicants submitting their application by mail must have section G of the passport application form and one of their photographs signed by a medical doctor, attorney at law, notary public, justice of the peace or a minister of religion who is authorized to perform marriages. Where a Minister of Religion is being used to certify the document, his or her license or registration number must be included.

 


PASSPORT RENEWAL APPLICATIONS

a) Adults

  • Completed Passport Application Form
  • Original passport (current or expired).
  • Original Birth Certificate, Certificate of Citizenship or Adoption Register.
  • Two (2) colour non-digitized passport size photographs; one of which should be certified (including mailed-in-applications). See the passport picture specifications)
  • A Deed Poll from the Registrar General’s Department in Jamaica or a legal name change document from the relevant authority in the country of residence must be submitted where there has been a change of name.
  • Section G of the passport application form must be certified by one of the following persons:
  1. A Consular Officer at the Jamaican High Commission in Ottawa or the Consulate General in Toronto
  2. A Jamaican Honorary Consul in Canada
  3. An Attorney-at-Law
  4. A Notary Public
  5. Minister of Religion authorized to perform marriages (and has a license or registration number)
  6. A Medical Doctor
  • Married women must submit an original Marriage Certificate from the government with their application if they are using their married name. A Woman who are divorced and who wish to use her married name must submit an original Divorce Judgement.  All persons who have been married are required to complete Section B of the Passport Application Form.
  • It is recommended that Married Women who are not using their married names submit their marriage or divorce certificates at the time of application.
  • CARICOM Passports are only renewed one year before their expiry if the applicant has not done a name change or gotten married.  In the event that an application has been made with more than a year remaining on the passport, the application, including the uncancelled passport, will be submitted to the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency’s (PICA) Management Team for review and a decision.  A replacement fee of $113 (minors) or $173 (adults) will be charged at the time of application.
  • If the applicant has an emergency and requests an early renewal, of the passport, the request must be placed in writing and the replacement fee paid.  The uncancelled passport will be sent to PICA for review by Management team.
  • Photocopy or Laminated documents are not accepted
  • **With respect to rush applications, a document should be presented to substantiate reason for the RUSH

b) Minors

  • All minors over 3 years old are required to appear in person at the time of application
  • Completed Passport Application Form
  • Most recently issued Passport
  • Original Birth Certificate, Certificate of Jamaican Citizenship or Adoption Register.  The name of the parent providing consent for the minor to hold a passport must appear on the minor’s Birth Certificate, Certificate of Jamaican Citizenship or Adoption Register at the time of application
  • Two (2) colour non-digitized passport sized photographs; one of which must be certified (including mailed-in applications).  See the passport picture specifications
  • Valid identification such as a passport, driver’s licence or other government issued ID in the country of residence of the parent providing consent for the minor to hold a passport
  • Section G of the passport application form must be certified by one of the following persons:
  1. A Consular Officer at the Jamaican High Commission in Ottawa or the Consulate General in Toronto
  2. A Jamaican Honorary Consul in Canada
  3. An Attorney-at-Law
  4. A Notary Public
  5. Minister of Religion authorized to perform marriages (and has a license or registration number)
  6. A Medical Doctor
  • Legal guardians are required to submit original relevant documentation showing legal guardianship along with a valid photo identification or a notarised letter of consent from the parent(s), if applicable and a certified copy of the parent’s valid photo identification such as a passport, driver’s licence or other government issued identification in the country of residence.
  • The parent providing consent should submit a certified copy of a valid government issued photo identification when applications are being mailed in. 
  • The signatures at section C & E of the Parent giving the consent for the minor, must match the signature specimen on the certified copy of photo identification presented.

PASSPORT REPLACEMENT APPLICATIONS

a) Adults

  • Completed Passport Application Form.
  • Original Birth Certificate or Certificate of Citizenship or Adoption Register.
  • Marriage Certificate or Divorce Judgement, for married women, if the application is being made in the married name.
  • Photographic identification such as driver’s licence, cancelled Jamaican passport, other passport from country of citizenship, identification indicating permanent residency and other government issued identification, subject to the approval of the Consular Officer.
  • Police Report including the Incident Number– this document is mandatory for lost/stolen/misplaced passports. In the absence of a police report, an affidavit is to be provided.
  • Two (2) colour non-digitized passport size photographs; one of which should be certified (including mailed-in-applications).  See the passport picture specifications.
  • Section G of the passport application form must be certified by one of the following persons:
  1. A Consular Officer at the Jamaican High Commission in Ottawa or the Consulate General in Toronto
  2. A Jamaican Honorary Consul in Canada
  3. An Attorney-at-Law
  4. A Notary Public
  5. Minister of Religion authorized to perform marriages (and has a license or registration number)
  6. A Medical Doctor

 

b) Minors

  • All minors over 3 years old are required to appear in person at the time of application
  • Completed Passport Application Form (To be completed by the parent or legal guardian).
  • Original Birth Certificate, Certificate of Citizenship, Adoption Register or Guardianship Documents.
  • The valid identification such as a passport, driver’s licence or other government issued photo identification in the country of residence of the parent providing consent for the minor to hold a passport.
  • Police Report including the Incident Number– this document is mandatory for lost/stolen/misplaced passports. In the absence of a police report, an affidavit is to be provided.  The police report of affidavit should be requested or completed by the parent or guardian who lost the passport.
  • Two (2) colour passport size photographs; one of which should be certified (including mailed-in-applications).  See the passport picture specifications.
  • Parents are to appear in person at the Jamaican High Commission in Ottawa, the Consulate General in Toronto or any of the Honorary Consulates in Canada, with children 3 years and older. If mother is married, the Marriage Certificate is required.
  • Legal Guardians are required to submit relevant documentation showing legal guardianship along with a valid ID or a notarised letter of consent from the parent(s) and a copy of the parent’s valid identification such as a passport, driver’s licence or other government issued ID in the country of residence.

PS. All applicants for Lost/Stolen/Damaged/Misplaced/Unavailable passport must complete a report at the nearest police station where the passport was last seen. This must be done prior to applying for a replacement passport. If you are unable to obtain a police report, you are required to submit an affidavit indicating the circumstances under which your passport was lost and the steps taken to recover it.


FIRST TIME APPLICANTS

a) Adults

  • All first time applicants are required to appear in person at the time of application.
  • Completed Passport Application Form.
  • Original Birth Certificate or Certificate of Citizenship or Adoption Register.
  • Marriage Certificate or Divorce Judgement, for married women if the application is being made in their married name.
  • Photographic government issued identification such as the passport from country of citizenship, driver’s licence, identification indicating permanent residency, Jamaican Electoral ID, subject to the approval of the Consular Officer at the Jamaican High Commission in Ottawa or the Consulate General in Toronto.
  • Two (2) colour passport size photographs; one of which should be certified (including mailed-in-applications).  See the passport picture specifications.

b) Minors

  • All minors over the age of 3 must appear in person.
  • Completed Passport Application Form.
  • Original Birth Certificate or Certificate of Citizenship or Adoption Register.The name of the parent providing consent for the minor to hold a passport must appear on the minor’s Birth Certificate, Certificate of Jamaican Citizenship or Adoption Register at the time of application
  • The valid identification such as a passport, driver’s licence or other government issued photo identification in the country of residence of the parent providing consent for the minor to hold a passport.
  • Legal Guardians are required to submit relevant documentation showing legal guardianship along with a valid identification or a notarised letter of consent from the parent(s) and a copy of the parent’s valid identification such as a passport, driver’s licence or other government issued identification in the country of residence.
  • Two (2) colour passport size photographs; one of which should be certified (including mailed-in-applications).  See the passport picture specifications. 


EMERGENCY CERTIFICATE

The Jamaican Consulate processes requests for temporary travel documents called Emergency Certificates (ECs). An Emergency Certificate is a one way travel document that permits a Jamaican national without a valid passport to enter Jamaica for emergency reasons.

REQUIREMENTS

a) Adults:

  • Completed Passport Application Form
  • Most recently issued passport (current or expired)
  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Valid government issued photo identification, if the passport has been lost/stolen
  • Police Report (mandatory) or affidavit for lost/stolen/unavailable/misplaced passports
  • Two (2) passport sized colour photographs
  • Travel itinerary
  • Proof of emergency

b) Minors:

  • All minors over the age of 3 must appear in person.
  • Completed Passport Application Form.
  • An original birth certificate
  • Most recently issued passport 
  • Valid government issued photo identification (if the passport has been lost/stolen) 
  • Parent(s) government issued photo identification.
  • Police Report or affidavit (mandatory) for lost/stolen/misplaced passports.
  • Two (2) passport size colour photographs.
  • Travel itinerary.
  • Proof of emergency

FEES

  • Fee of $90.00 cash, bank draft or money order made payable to the Jamaican Consulate (Do not send cash in the mail).
  • There is an additional fee of $13.00 for postage, if this service is required or the client may send a pre-paid return envelope.

PROCESSING TIMES

In Person

  • Please allow three (3) business days starting from the submission date of the application in-person to the Jamaican Consulate.

Mailed-In 

  •  Please allow ten (10) business days for processing for applications submitted through the mail.  For mail-in, the expired Passport must be submitted along with the application