Travel Document Required (Jamaica)

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Travel Document Required

Published Mar 28, 1998

United States Citizens: All visitors, 16 years and older, must present a valid passport (or a passport that has expired for a period not exceeding one year provided that US immigration will re-admit such person on the expired passport) or an original birth certificate (with raised seal), naturalization certificate, or certificate of citizenship along with a valid, state-issued photo ID. No visa is required for tourists and tourists are allowed to visit the island for a period not exceeding six months. Underage (16 and younger) must present an original birth certificate (with raised seal) and a valid photo ID such as a school ID. All documents must bear the same name. Residents may use an alien registration card, however some residents may require a visa.

NOTE: There will be new requirements for United States Citizens starting January 2006. For the most current entry/exit requirements, visit the Embassy of Jamaica's Web site , or U.S. State Department's Web site .


Canadian Citizens: All visitors, 16 years and older, must present a valid passport (or a passport that has expired for a period not exceeding one year provided that Canadian immigration will re-admit such person on the expired passport) or a "Statement of Live Birth" certificate with valid government issued photo ID. No visa is required for tourists and tourists are allowed to visit the island for a period not exceeding six months. Underage (16 and younger) must present an original birth certificate (with raised seal) and a valid photo ID such as a school ID. All documents must bear the same name. Residents may use an alien registration card, however some residents may require a visa. Contact a JTB office for more information.

UK Citizens: Commonwealth citizens need passports (no visa is required).

Japan Citizens: Passport required. Visa is required for stays of over 30 days.

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