Jamaican Police Record - How can I get one from overseas?
QUESTION: Hey I'm a Jamaica but I'm in Panama at the moment doing a school course in Spanish.
I've received a work permit to work in the island of Tortola in requires me getting a police record and a few other stuff.
While im here in panama I want to do all the tests and all so that when my course is finished.
I can submit the application form to the embassy right away. But I have one problem. I do not know how to get a police record from Jamaica without being in Jamaica. Can u assist?
I had gotten one over six months ago but I know I have to get a new one every six months so can u tell me how can I obtain this?
ANSWER: by Wellesley February 21, 2012
Thanks for asking Alicia.
Funny enough, it was just a month or two ago I responded to a similar question.
Here is my response:
The only difference with you now is the fact that you are overseas!
I checked with the Duke Street CIB and they provided me this information:
How to get a Jamaica police record from overseas
- Visit your nearest police station (in your country of residence)
- Get a fingerprint test done.
- The fingerprint form must stamped and signed by the authority doing it.
- Take 2 passport size photos (notarized).
- Letter stating the need/reason for the police record.
- Get a copy of your passport (the information page)
- Include a money
order or a bank draft in the amount of approximately USD 25 (JMD 2000).
- Money order must be addressed to the Ministry of National Security OR Assistant Commisioner of Police, CIB Branch.
- Package all these documents.
- Send the documents to the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Criminal Records Office, Technical Service Division – 34 Duke Street, Kingston, Jamaica (1 (876) 922-3221)
- Include instructions on how to return it via regular mail.
- Optional - send a prepaid airway/fedex bill and it will be return to the address.
- Note: The contact is Corine Morris at the agency.
- That's it!
YOU CAN ALSO ASK A LOCAL (FRIEND) TO CONDUCT THE BUSINESS ON YOUR BEHALF, HOW?
- Send the person your details (as indicated above) but with a signed letter approving him or her to conduct the business on your behalf.
- Include a copy of your TRN number. He or she will need it when paying the fees at our local tax office.
- Have the person take the documents to the address above and pay the fees.
- The person will be advised when it is ready.
All the best with this, and good luck with your study and work in Panama.
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