Jamaica Visa

Jamaica Visa

Do you need a visa for Jamaica? Find your nearest Jamaican Embassy.

Our Jamaica Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Jamaica’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Jamaica.

Who needs a visa to visit Jamaica?

No visa is required for tourist stays of up to 90 days. All other visitors are required to have a visa and/or work permit. Consult the Jamaican Passport, Immigration, and Citizenship Agency or the Jamaican Embassy in Washington, D.C. websites containing the latest visa information.

For more information on visas to Jamaica, you can visit their Embassy page.

Entry into Jamaica

Jamaica no longer has any travel restrictions relating to COVID-19. Passengers visiting the island are no longer obliged to take a COVID-19 test before to departure. If a visitor tests positive for COVID-19 while in Jamaica, they will be obliged to remain in isolation for up to 10 days at their hotel or a government institution. For the purpose of leaving the island prior to the conclusion of the isolation period, travellers may be removed from isolation by a medical officer in accordance with the norms of their destination country and the airlines.

Eligibility to apply for a Jamaica visa

The criteria to apply for a Jamaican visa is straight forward. The criteria is designed to help travellers know what documents are needed before applying for their visa. The criteria is listed below.




Possess a passport valid for at least six months upon entry, with at least one visa page remaining vacant.

Maintain evidence of sufficient funds.

Hold documentation of your onward and return flights.

Maintain documentation proving the reason of your travel.

Hold all necessary travel paperwork for your future destination.

Processing time for Jamaican visas

Visas are typically processed within 24 to 48 hours or 5 to 7 business days, based on the nationality of the applicant. Before travelling to Jamaica, you must give yourself sufficient time to acquire a visa.

Appointment waiting times

For in-person applications, please allow at least three (3) business days for processing. Please allow two to three weeks for processing if the visa application has been referred to Jamaica for approval or has been submitted by mail.

Who can visit Jamaica without a visa?

Australians, Canadians, Cypriots, Maltese, and British nationals can visit Jamaica without a visa and stay indefinitely, although they are typically granted 90 days upon entry. Americans may visit Jamaica visa-free for up to 180 days.


For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.

Jamaica visa types

There are two types of visas available for Jamaica. Each visa is for a different reason of purpose, please ensure you have the correct visa before travelling to Jamaica. The visas available are:

With a short-stay visa, you can stay in Jamaica between one and six months. The short-stay visa is issued for tourism, visits, and business meetings, among other activities…
With a long-stay visa, you may remain in Jamaica for a year. To apply for a long-stay visa, you must additionally submit an application for a residence permit.

What to do if your Jamaica visa is refused?

You have the right to contest this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that opted to deny the visa distributes a standard form to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a Jamaica visa and the reasons for the denial. People regularly ask us how we can “guarantee” the issuance of a visa. Because all final decisions are made by embassies, there is no way to obtain a 100 percent guarantee. All you can do is ensure that your application is as strong as possible. Please feel free to contact with us if your visa application was rejected.

People also asked...

Yes. The Government of Jamaica has informed all countries in the world that both the old format and the new machine-readable passports are equally valid for international travel. Whenever a decision is made to discontinue the previous passport format, appropriate notification will be issued.

It requires around three business days.

Only citizens (by descent or marriage), work permit holders, work permit exemption holders/marriage exemption holders, and permanent residents are permitted to reside in Jamaica. Apply according to the category to which you belong.

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