How does an american become a citizen of Jamaica? by Michelle
by Michelle Ray
QUESTION: I would like to make Jamaica my "Island Home" and retire in Jamaica. I need to know, 1)who do I contact to obtain information to become a Jamaican Citizen, 2)do I have to give up my American Citizenship to become a Jamaican Citizen, 3)how much does it cost and, 4)can I get a long term visitor's visa.
I first traveled to Montego Bay in 2006, to celebrate my 50th b-day, and fell in love with my Jamaican sisters/brothers, the island, her culture, her breathtaking & amazing beauty and her deep love for the Lord/Jah.
I have returned to this beautiful island every year since 2006, and will be returning once again in Deecember 2011. I consider Jamaica my "island home" and, I named my 4th grand-daughter "Jamaica".
I reside in Mobay at Sunset Beach Resort when I come. However, I will do something different this year, "Parish Hop", wherein I will stay in Negril on the cliff side for 5 days and then return to Sunset Beach Resort for the remaining 13 days.
I always stay for 14 days, but every year I return, I keep adding more days and cry when I have to depart. I volunteered last year at "Tranquil Nursing Home" in Albion and, this year I would like to volunteer w/Robins Nest Chldren's Home in Mobay.
I look forward to your reponse to my inquiry. God Bless Jamaica.
ANSWER: by Wellesley July 25, 2011
Wow! It was a pleasure reading your feedback Michelle!
I could feel you deep passion and sense of belong to Jamaica - even naming your grandchild "Jamaica" wow! Love to hear of the work you did at the home in Albion too - I'd love to meet you on your next trip in December my friend.
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