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Can Felons Travel To Jamaica? | Jamaican Supreme CourtCan Felons Travel To Jamaica? | Jamaican Supreme Court

by Venesha Johnson | Associate Writer

Everyone deserves a second chance, right? Well, the same grace should be offered to convicted felons who have served their time and ultimately repaid their debt to society in whatever manner the justice system felt was appropriate. However, felons sometimes have a difficult time getting reacclimated and accepted into society once they become free citizens.

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Travelling provides them with the opportunity to relax a bit in a new environment, and enjoy the beach and the culture of a place like Jamaica. But the main question you may have is, can felons travel to Jamaica?

The short answer would be yes, felons definitely can travel to Jamaica. Jamaica is generally a very accepting island and with tourism being a major contribution to the economy in Jamaica, all you really need to travel is your passport.

However, if you are a felon it is encouraged that before your time of travel, your probationary period is completed. The main deterrent for entry to Jamaica for felons would be for those who have been deemed mentally challenged. Otherwise, your entry to Jamaica as a felon is truly dependent on the regulations of your home country.

Can Felons Travel To Jamaica on Probation?

No, you can not. You will need permission from your probation officer before you can travel, leniency on travel while on probation doesn’t usually extend to international travel. You need to fully complete your probation before you are allowed to travel to Jamaica.

Can You Fly To Jamaica With A Criminal Record?

Yes and no. If you have a criminal record that has not been cleared or pardoned, in most cases and countries, you will not be granted permission to travel internationally. If you have managed to bypass that requirement, Jamaica may willingly accept you into the island. However, your home country may have some issues when it's time for you to return home.

Can Convicted Felons Get A Passport?

Yes, in most cases convicted felons are granted a passport. Which is all you really need to enter the island of Jamaica. There are possible challenges you may face while trying to get a passport from your home country though, so here are some basic things you need to keep in mind:

  1. Ensure you have finished your sentencing before you consider travelling.

  2. You can not travel without permission from your probation officer.

  3. If you are still on probation or out on bail, your travelling will be restricted and to travel outside of the restriction zone you will need permission from your probation officer. This doesn’t typically extend to international travel, so Jamaica wouldn’t be an option at that point.

  4. No one can travel without a passport. As a felon, you may face difficulties getting a passport issued to you if you were convicted for anything involving drug trafficking, the distribution of drugs, or having outstanding financial or child support debts. 

Rules When Entering Jamaica As A Felon

  1. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months before you can travel to Jamaica as a felon.

  2. Your financial status must be cleared, which can be validated with a bank statement.

  3. There must be a return ticket with your name on it before you can travel.

  4. According to the Jamaican Embassy, felons must have stable mental well-being.

  5. If you have a severe history of criminal activities your entry into the country may be denied.

  6. Do not exceed 90 days during your stay on the island. For an extension to be granted a valid reason must be provided.

After fulfilling the terms of their probation, felons are allowed to travel to Jamaica. They must also ensure that no more offences are committed to avoid legal repercussions. If offenders have a clean credit history and travel with a return ticket, their travel options improve.

While in Jamaica, it is best to focus on staying on the right side of the law. Don’t get caught up in any illegal or criminal activities.

Jamaica is a beautiful island, perfect for recreational activities and enjoying all that nature has to offer, enjoy those things and keep on the straight and narrow path.

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