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How Much Is a Jamaican Visa?
Who Needs A Visa to Visit Jamaica?

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family_travelling_overseas_from_jamaica_aug_2018How Much Is A Jamaican Visa?

by Venesha Johnson | Associate Writer

It is common knowledge that Jamaicans who desire to visit the United States, Canada, the UK and quite a few other countries, are required to obtain a visa for that country. However, nationals of most of these countries can travel to Jamaica without a need for a visa in most cases.


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You might not have known that there is quite a lengthy list of countries that actually do require visas to enter Jamaica. Did you?

Depending on a number of variables, the criteria for a Jamaican visa differ from person to person, they may include:

  • the traveller's nationality
  • the desired duration of stay
  • the purpose of the trip

You can receive a variety of visas and travel authorizations under Jamaica's visa regulations. You can apply for a visa and travel authorization from more than 116 different nations if you want to visit Jamaica for business or vacation.

If a person has to stay in Jamaica for a period longer than the allotted time (e.g., 14 days, 30 days, 60 days, 90 days, and 180 days) for tourist reasons, they must obtain a visa. You must obtain a visa if you desire to travel for any other reason, such as study, job or permanent residency. This of course applies to countries that do not initially require a visa to land in Jamaica, especially when visiting as tourists.

76 nationalities are eligible for visa-free entry into Jamaica, while another 76 are eligible for visa-free tourist visits only. Jamaican visa holders are permitted to stay on the island up until three months before their visa expires.

Requirements for visa application:

  • a passport from an accepted nation
  • an email address
  • a payment mechanism to submit an online application for a Jamaican visa.
  • applicant's health standards must be satisfied
  • If a visitor from another country is unable to enter Jamaica without a visa, they can arrange a meeting with an embassy to discuss their options for a Jamaica tourist visa.

Regardless of whether you need a visa to enter Jamaica, you must fulfil these conditions:

  • Make sure the reason for your travel to Jamaica is both believable and understandable.
  • You should have a passport that is valid for at least six months after leaving Jamaica.
  • You are responsible for covering your living and travel expenses.
  • To demonstrate that you are prepared to leave before the term of your stay expires, you must have a confirmed return trip to Jamaica.
  • You cannot put public safety or order in jeopardy.

How much is a Jamaican Visa?

  • Port of Entry Visa - US$100.00
  • Entry for persons who are at the port of entry and should have obtained an Entry Visa before they arrived in Jamaica - US$350.00
  • Re-Entry Visa (for residents who are non-commonwealth nationals) - JM$500.00 to JM$2,000.00
  • Persons who wish to extend their stay beyond the Visa Exemption period - JM$50,000.00

Visa Required Countries For Entry Into Jamaica

The following list shows countries that may require a visa for entry into Jamaica.

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Algeria
  3. Angola
  4. Bahrain
  5. Benin
  6. Bhutan
  7. Burkina Faso
  8. Burundi
  9. Cambodia
  10. Cameroon
  11. Cape Verde
  12. Central African Republic
  13. Chad
  14. Comoros
  15. Congo Republic
  16. DR Congo
  17. Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  18. Cuba
  19. Djibouti
  20. Dominican Republic
  21. Egypt
  22. Equatorial Guinea
  23. Eritrea
  24. Ethiopia
  25. Gabon
  26. Guinea
  27. Guinea-Bissau
  28. Haiti
  29. Honduras
  30. Indonesia
  31. Iran
  32. Iraq
  33. Jordan
  34. Kuwait
  35. Laos
  36. Lebanon
  37. Liberia
  38. Libya
  39. Macao
  40. Madagascar
  41. Mali
  42. Marshall Islands
  43. Mauritania
  44. Micronesia
  45. Mongolia
  46. Morocco
  47. Myanmar
  48. Nepal
  49. Nicaragua
  50. Niger
  51. Nigeria
  52. North Korea (DPRK)
  53. Oman
  54. Pakistan
  55. Palau
  56. Palestine
  57. Philippines
  58. Qatar
  59. Rwanda
  60. Sao Tome and Principe
  61. Saudi Arabia
  62. Senegal
  63. Somalia
  64. South Sudan
  65. Sri Lanka
  66. Sudan
  67. Syria
  68. Thailand
  69. Timor-Leste (East Timor)
  70. Togo
  71. Tunisia
  72. United Arab Emirates
  73. Holy See (Vatican)
  74. Vietnam
  75. Yemen
  76. Zimbabwe

If you are planning to spend a brief period on the island. you, you can apply for an entry visa. This sort of visa can be granted for various purposes, including travel, seeing loved ones, conducting business, pursuing temporary employment or school, and other non-permanent needs.

Typically, travellers are permitted to stay as tourists for two (2) weeks or six (6) months. For extensions longer than six months, the Ministry of National Security must be contacted.

Decisions about admission and stay duration are made by immigration authorities at the port of entry in Jamaica. Whether or whether admission is conditional on holding a visa is irrelevant.

You can get a Jamaican visa at the border crossings in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Falmouth, and Port Antonio. Taiwanese nationals can also obtain a visa upon arrival if they have an Affidavit of Identity. Jamaica does not accept Taiwanese passports.

Countries That Qualify For Visas On Arrival (VOA)

Here is a list of the countries that may apply for Jamaican visas upon arrival.

  1. Albania
  2. Andorra
  3. Azerbaijan
  4. Belarus
  5. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  6. Bulgaria
  7. Cayman Islands
  8. Croatia
  9. Estonia
  10. Georgia
  11. Kazakhstan
  12. Kosovo
  13. Kyrgyzstan
  14. Latvia
  15. Lithuania
  16. Moldova
  17. Montenegro
  18. North Macedonia
  19. Romania
  20. Serbia
  21. Slovenia
  22. Tajikistan
  23. Turkmenistan
  24. Uzbekistan

Contact Information For PICA

For more information contact the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency:

  • Address: 25C Constant Spring Road, Kingston 10
  • Telephone: 876-754-7422
  • Email: info@pica.gov.jm

The PICA office in Kingston is not the only physical location. There are locations islandwide.

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References & Sources For How Much Is A Jamaican Visa?

  1. Immigration processing fee (no date) Immigration Processing Fee | Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency. Available at: https://www.pica.gov.jm/immigration/fees (Accessed: November 15, 2022).
  2. Jamaica visa policy - ivisa.com (no date). Available at: https://www.ivisa.com/jamaica-blog/jamaica-visa-policy (Accessed: November 15, 2022).

How Much Is A Jamaican Visa | Written: November 15, 2022

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