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Jamaican Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates

by Sheree-Anita Shearer | Associate Writer



Travelling for anyone, especially first-timers can be a little stressful. If there is an embassy, high commission or consulate for your home country is located in the country you are visiting it is important to know where it is especially if you plan on staying a long time. This way, should you need any assistance, you know exactly where to go.

The main function of the embassy is to assist the citizens who travel to or live in the host country. This includes individuals who have fallen ill abroad or lost important travel documents, such as a passport. For countries that have special requirements to visit their country, for example, a VISA, then the embassy would be the place to go if you would like to visit the country for vacation, work or school.

The Difference Between an Embassy, High Commission and a Consulate


In the simplest of terms, the embassy and high commission both have the same function as the diplomatic mission of a particular country sent to the host country. The difference between them is that an Embassy is the word used to describe the mission sent to a Non-Commonwealth country and a High Commission is the mission of a commonwealth country. A Commonwealth country is a member of the commonwealth organization of countries that were once colonies of Great Britain.

A consulate on the other hand is an extension of the High Commission or embassy located in other towns or cities apart from the capital to complete specific tasks or because of social, economic or cultural ties in the area.

While many people are familiar with the United States and Canadian Embassies those are not the only two found on the island. Jamaica currently hosts 28 embassies and high commissions in our capital city Kingston and 46 consulates split between Kingston and Montego Bay.

In addition, Jamaica maintains a total of 15 embassies and high commissions as well as 81 consulates.

Most countries have either an embassy or consulate but the United States and Canada has both an embassy in Kingston and consulates in Montego Bay. Likewise, Jamaica has multiple consulates in the two countries. In America, the Jamaican embassy is located in Washington D.C. and there are Jamaican consulates in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Concord, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco.

In Canada, the Jamaican embassy is located in Ottowa as well as consulates in Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto, and Victoria BC.

List of Embassies And High Commissions in Jamaica


All the Embassies And High Commisions in Jamaica are located in Kingston.
  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Japan
  • Korea (Republic)
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • Panama
  • Russia
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Venezuela

Consulates in Jamaica


(Kingston)
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • The Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Ethiopia
  • Finland
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Latvia
  • Monaco
  • Namibia
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • The Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Turkey

(Montego Bay)
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Korea (Republic)
  • Peru
  • Russia
  • United States
  • Uruguay

Jamaican Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates Abroad


  • Belgium - Brussels
  • Canada - Ottawa
  • China - Beijing
  • Colombia - Bogota
  • Cuba - Havana
  • Dominican Republic - Santo Domingo
  • Germany - Berlin
  • Japan - Tokyo
  • Mexico - Mexico City
  • Nigeria - Abuja
  • South Africa - Pretoria
  • Trinidad and Tobago - Port-of-Spain
  • The United Kingdom - London
  • United States - Washington, D.C.
  • Venezuela - Caracas

CONSULATES


  • Argentina - Buenos Aires
  • Australia - Sydney
  • Austria - Vienna
  • Bahamas - Nassau
  • Barbados - Bridgetown
  • Belize - Belize City
  • Bermuda - Hamilton
  • Botswana - Gaborone
  • Brazil - Rio de Janeiro
  • Canada - Edmonton
  • Canada - Montreal
  • Canada - Toronto
  • Canada - Victoria, BC
  • Cayman Islands - George Town
  • Chile - Santiago
  • Colombia - San Andres
  • Costa Rica - San Jose
  • Curaçao - Willemstad
  • Cyprus - Nicosia
  • Czech Republic - Prague
  • Denmark - Copenhagen
  • Dominican Republic - Puerto Plata
  • Ecuador - Quito
  • Ecuador - Guayaquil
  • El Salvador - San Salvador
  • Ethiopia - Addis Ababa
  • Finland - Helsinki
  • Germany - Bremen
  • Germany - Munich
  • Germany - Potsdam
  • Greece - Athens
  • Grenada - St. George's
  • Guatemala - Guatemala City
  • Guyana - Georgetown
  • Haiti - Port-au-Prince
  • Honduras - Tegucigalpa
  • Hong Kong - Hong Kong
  • India - New Delhi
  • Indonesia - Jakarta
  • Italy - Rome
  • Japan - Kobe
  • Jordan - Amman
  • Korea (Republic) - Seoul
  • Lebanon - Beirut
  • Malta - Valletta
  • Namibia - Windhoek
  • Netherlands - Amsterdam
  • Nicaragua - Managua
  • Pakistan - Karachi
  • Panama - Panama City
  • Paraguay - Asuncion
  • Peru - Lima
  • Philippines - Manila
  • Poland - Warsaw
  • Portugal - Lisbon
  • Russia - Moscow
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis - Basseterre
  • Saint Lucia - Castries
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Kingstown
  • Serbia - Belgrade
  • Singapore - Singapore
  • Slovakia - Bratislava
  • Spain - Madrid
  • Spain - Barcelona
  • Sweden - Stockholm
  • Switzerland - Geneva
  • Thailand - Bangkok
  • Turkey - Istanbul
  • Turks and Caicos Islands - Providenciales
  • United Kingdom - Birmingham
  • United States - Atlanta
  • United States - Boston
  • United States - Chicago
  • United States - Concord
  • United States - Houston
  • United States - Los Angeles
  • United States - Miami
  • United States - New York
  • United States - Philadelphia
  • United States - San Francisco
  • Uruguay - Montevideo
I hope this information was valuable for you! Happy travels!

I also recommend you read Here's How To Apply For A Jamaican Passport Step By Step Instructions.

Regards,
SS

References:
  • Jamaica - Embassies & Consulates, https://www.embassypages.com/jamaica
  • Everything you need to know about embassies, Post Office, https://www.postoffice.co.uk/travel-insurance/embassy-consulate-info
  • HOME - MFAFT, Jamaica, https://mfaft.gov.jm/jm/

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