Citizenship by Naturalization
A person may be granted naturalization after a minimum period of five (5) years residency in Jamaica on application following his/her residency through either Visa or Work Permit application.
Required documents are:
A Jamaican Passport or Travel Document may be issued on application to a non - Jamaican only after the person has obtained a Certificate of Registration or Naturalization from the appropriate authorities in Jamaica.
Citizenship by Marriage
The following documents are required:
A Fee of US$260.00 or JMD$ equivalent to be submitted in the form of international money order addressed to the following:
25c Constant Spring Road
Kingston 10, Jamaica
Telephone: (1876) 754-7422
Facsimile: (1876) 906-4372
Email: info @ pica.gov.jm
Processing period for Citizenship by Marriage Applications (provided that application fulfills all requirements AFTER being transmitted to the Passport, Immigration & Citizenship Agency (PICA) in Jamaica):
Twenty-four (24) months
In the case of Citizenship by Descent and Citizenship by Marriage, applicants may apply for their passports through the Consulate AFTER receiving their Certificates of Citizenship.