requirements for internationals students studying in jamaica

by kelly
(bahamas)

QUESTION:Do internationals students need a student visa to attend colleges in Jamaica?




ANSWER: by Wellesley November 27, 2011

Hello Kelly,

In most cases, no, however, I will hasten to direct you to some information for international students ...read on.

Additionally, each school might have unique or additional requirements, so I would suggest you get directly with the institution you are considering.

In fact most of the tertiary institutions here should have and international student office.

Here are direct links to the international student offices/information for The University of the West Indies & Northern Caribbean University.

They should provide you all the necessary information.

The following however are general guidelines, extracted from the Embassy of Jamaica - Washington DC (USA) office:


Students coming to study in Jamaica should produce following:

A valid passport
A visa for each entry (if any)
A return ticket
A letter of acceptance from the school or institution which the student will be attending
Name of person responsible for student while at school
Sufficient funds for maintenance
Student over 16 years old must be registered as aliens at 25 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 10 ( for Corporate Area) and at the main Police Station of rural parishes

N.B. Students who have made proper arrangements with an educational institution prior to arrival may be landed for one year on each entry. Students without proper arrangements may be landed for two months. As soon as the necessary arrangements are made and appropriate evidence is received, the Chief Immigration Officer may extend period to one year.


Good luck Kelly!

See Also: Top Colleges in Jamaica & The Jamaica Travel Guide.

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