The US Embassy Jamaica
The primary function of the American Embassy in Jamaica is to service the interests of the American government. A secondary function is to serve the interests of its citizens here in Jamaica.
They answer queries and provide documents and visas for travellers to the USA, with preferences given to their citizens. The embassy may also gather information of any kind that may be of service to the USA.
The head of the embassy is the standing US Ambassador, who represents the American government and advises the wishes of the USA to the Jamaican government.
It is said that the embassy is like a mini nation (as represents one), and needs to be fully functioning. It has its own security and economic department, in addition to travel agency etc.
It is also worth noting that on the embassy grounds, the laws of the USA applies and not the laws of Jamaica.
The embassy is currently located at 142 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6. There telephone number is / fax, (876) 702-6348. They are usually openend Mondays - Fridays from 7:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The address for the Embassy in Jamaica is http://kingston.usembassy.gov, however you may also follow the links below for more specific and direct information.
- Visa Applications
All Jamaicans who are not U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents NEED A VISA to enter the U.S. Non-immigrant visas (NIVs) are intended for those who plan to visit the U.S. for business or pleasure; students or exchange visitors embarking on study or cultural work programs in the U.S.; people who are transiting through the U.S. to other onward destinations; seasonal temporary workers or workers who have been hired by U.S. companies for longer periods of time; visitors on diplomatic, official or U.N. business; journalists who are providing media coverage of time-specific events; and others who are traveling to the U.S. for limited time periods.
Here's the link to their Visa Services.
- Embassy Job Openings
From time to time, vacant jobs are posted.Here's the link to the current embassy vacancies.
- Warden Messages
Here's the link to the latest security information and warden messages.
- Emergency Help
Here's the link where American citizens can get help in emergencies.
- Embassy News
For the latest embassy news, click here. You may also find 2010 press releases and archived news on the site as well.
- Contact Information
Here's the link for general contact information as well as department specific email addresses.
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