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How does an american become a citizen of Jamaica? by Michelle
by Michelle Ray
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.
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.
Regarding your questions, on how to apply for Jamaican citizenship
, take a peek at that that link above.
Incidentally, I had actually featured this article in my latest newsletter
publication; it links back to the JIS website but it has some great information and tips & advise there.
By the way, if you are not yet a subscriber to our newsletter, I would suggest you subscribe now
; we have loads of quality information about Jamaica in it every month.
Can I ask you a special favour now Michelle? Can you share your feedback
from your Jamaican trips here? My site visitors (and myself) will be elated to hear from you! Seriously!
Either way, do continue to enjoy your love and passion, and please.... stay in touch Michelle Ray!
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A patriotic Jamaican who adore its culture, Wellesley has been using this medium to share what he calls 'the uniqueness of Jamaica with the world' since April 2007.
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