The Consulate General of Jamaica at Miami announces the closure (temporarily) of the Honorary Consulate of Jamaica in Atlanta, consequent on the resignation of Mrs. Jewel Scott, Esq. from the position of Honorary Consul of Jamaica, effective 31st December 2017.

Mrs. Scott held the position since 2014. In her letter of resignation, she noted that it was an honour to serve in the capacity of Honorary Consul and expressed her profound gratitude at being given this opportunity by the Government of Jamaica.

Mrs. Scott was recently recognized by the Consul General of Jamaica as a Luminary in the Jamaican Diaspora, in recognition of her trailblazing work in the field of Law and Justice. The Consul General has conveyed, on behalf of the Government of Jamaica, sincere appreciation to Mrs. Scott for her sterling contribution during her tenure as Consul General.

Until a new Honorary Consul is appointed, all consular matters will be handled by the Jamaican Consulate General in Miami.

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".

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.

The Ministry of Health advises as follows

  1. Only individuals travelling from countries with risk of Yellow Fever transmission, as listed on the current World Health Organization (WHO) International Travel and Health website, are required to provide proof of vaccination for entry into Jamaica;
  2. Persons transiting through countries with risk of Yellow Fever transmission, as listed on the current World Health Organization (WHO) International Travel and Health website, and whose stay does not exceed 12 hours, will not be required to provide proof of vaccination (where the period of transit exceeds 12 hours, then proof of vaccination will be required).
  3. Visitors to Jamaica arriving from a country designated by the WHO, as having active yellow fever transmission but not experiencing a current outbreak and are not in possession of a yellow fever vaccination certificate, will be interviewed and screened for symptoms at the port of entry. If found to be asymptomatic, they can be landed, given a health alert card and advised to immediately contact the nearest health department should any symptoms develop. For persons who are symptomatic, further investigations will be carried out, which may include refused landing or quarantine and examination by a physician to rule out yellow fever.
  4. At this time anyone arriving from Angola directly or indirectly must provide proof of yellow fever vaccination.

Please refer to the updated WHO link for countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and countries requiring yellow fever vaccination at:

Ministry of Health JAMAICA – 20th December 2016 - Yellow Fever Frequently Asked Questions

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