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.

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".

The Mapping Jamaica’s Diaspora Project is designed to obtain, through survey responses, information on the Diaspora to better enable the Government to determine, in a structured way, how the Diaspora could contribute to Jamaica’s development.

Let us know about your skills, interests, and plans to return home. With important development projects underway, Jamaica holds the potential to be the site for your next big business opportunity and the place you experience growth and prosperity. Any information collected will be used strictly for the intended purposes of this Project.

The Project is being implemented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration.

Take the survey @ www.mapjadiaspora.iom.int

Grace Kennedy Jamaican Birthright Programme

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