Our Mission.

The primary mission of the Jamaican Consulate General is the promotion and protection of the interest and welfare of Jamaicans visiting and residing in the Southern United States. The Consulate also provides consular services and guidance to persons seeking to visit the island of Jamaica for scholarly, charitable or vacation-related purposes. In this regard, we remain committed to delivering courteous and efficient service to all our customers and are honored to have the opportunity to facilitate you.


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Services Offered by the Consulate

  • Passport applications for Jamaican Citizens;
  • Issuance of emergency certificates (EC's) for urgent travel;
  • Processing and issuance of visas and other relevant documents to foreigners visiting Jamaica;
  • Authentication and legalization of documents;
  • Safeguarding the interests of Jamaican minors and nationals, particularly in matters of guardianship and trusteeship (estate matters);
  • Facilitate the processing of pension benefits for Jamaican nationals residing in the United States;
  • Protection of the welfare of incarcerated nationals;
  • Provision of information regarding regulatory requirements for Returning Residents;
  • Processing of applications for Jamaican citizenship;
  • Promotion of commerce and trade interests between Jamaica and the Southern United States.

The Consulate does not:

  • Provide financial assistance or scholarships to nationals through loans, education or funeral grants;
  • Provide financial assistance to persons who wish to open or operate a business in the USA or Jamaica;
  • Stand as surety for nationals seeking loans for business, education or private purposes;
  • Purchase airline tickets for nationals to return to Jamaica;
  • Seek the release of incarcerated persons, intervene in criminal or civil court proceedings or overturn a deportation order;
  • Pay bills, find work or source accommodation for Jamaican nationals;
  • Give legal advice, provide legal representation, investigate crimes or directly carry out searches for missing persons, but will refer you to the appropriate local authorities.

Consul General Franz Hall

Dear Fellow Jamaicans;

It is a distinct pleasure and honor for me to represent the Government and people of Jamaica.

With arguably the third largest concentration of Jamaicans living outside of Jamaica, the positive impact of the community of Jamaicans residing in the South Eastern United States of America reverberates not only in Jamaica, but also in their adopted country. The Consulate General also has jurisdiction over The Bahamas and the Cayman Islands. During my tenure, I intend to continue to foster the relationship with the members of the Diaspora which has been a vital community of support for their families in Jamaica.

My attention will also be focused on promoting the vast commercial and investment opportunities that are available in Jamaica, as the Government pursues efforts to grow the economy to ensure sustainable economic development. In all these efforts, I will be supported by a committed and dedicated team, whose primary task is to provide service in a courteous, efficient and professional manner.

I pause to acknowledge the many non-Jamaicans who have been, and continue to be, supporters of Jamaica - I am grateful for their partnership with and commitment to Jamaica and its people.

We are a people rich in cultural heritage, imbued with unmatched creativity, talent and skill. Let us all work together to bring these attributes to bear on the challenges that face our nation; working in the spirit of unity we can achieve the ideals embodied in the words "Jamaica, the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business".


Join the Consulate General of Jamaica for the Annual Ecumenical Service of Thanksgiving in celebration of JAMAICA’S 54TH YEAR OF INDEPENDENCE
Sunday, July 31, 2016 4:00 p.m.
Cooper City Church of God
9191 Stirling Road, Cooper City, FL 33328
Officiating Minister: Dr. Clyde Bailey, Cooper City Church of God
Guest Preacher: Rev. Dr. Richard Ledgister, Sierra Norwood Calvary Baptist Church

Vaccination against yellow fever is required to prevent the importation of yellow fever virus into Jamaica where the disease does not occur but where the mosquito vector and human hosts are present.

Jamaica requires all travellers over one (1) year of age journeying from yellow fever risk countriesto show proof of yellow fever vaccination by means of a valid yellow fever certificate (this includes Jamaicans who are normally resident in Jamaica and who visit countries that are at risk for yellow fever).

This also applies to all travellers (including Jamaican nationals) transiting through countries with risk of transmission of yellow fever.

The certificate of yellow fever vaccination is valid for life, it should be administered at a yellow fever approved vaccination centre at least ten (10) days before travel; as the vaccine only offers adequate protection ten (10) days after administration.

Failure to produce a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate at a Jamaican point of entry may lead to refusal of entry, or quarantine until the traveller’s certificate is produced. Quarantine will not be longer than six (6) days.

Travellers who have an approved exemption certificate due to medical reasons will be allowed entry. They will be provided with a Health Alert Card and will be required to report fever or other symptoms daily to the health authorities. Ad hoc monitoring visits will be carried out on these visitors by the public health authorities.

The countries for which a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for entry into Jamaica are based on the WHO advisory – AS OF 4 FEBRUARY 2016, Countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and countries requiring yellow fever vaccination are as follows: Angola, Argentina, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Suriname, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, and Venezuela.

Ministry of Health JAMAICA – 29th May 2016 - Yellow Fever Frequently Asked Questions

Jamaica, the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business.