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Tips For Jamaica Returning Residents

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Returning Residents Of Jamaica - Question By Noel Taylor:


First Name: Noel Taylor
Country: United States
Enquiry/Comments:

Hi Wellesley, Thanks for finding your web site.
I was looking for fees on police records in Jamaica and I found the information on the records fee that I want. I want to pay for the record for a friend down there.

Anyway, I am planning to return to Jamaica for good sometime this year.

What or some of the things that I should look for when I am checking around?

I have been there every for the last 12 yrs but it seems that I am missing something. I really want to return bad I am tired of North America life.

Do you have any regrets of returning....

I am
Noel....


Answer to Question About Returning Residents Of Jamaica by Wellesley Gayle

Hi Noel,
Thanks again for stopping by our website and for your question.

I appreciate the questions as, not only does it gives me an idea of what my website visitors are looking for, it allows me to share my response with the global audience.

...further allowing even more people to benefit from the answer.

Anyway, let me quickly correct you my friend, by saying that I have never lived outside of Jamaica :-) I only visited.

And so no regrets of returning :-)

My only regret living on the rock would be that I need more money

- although I feel that will change pretty soon :-).

But seriously though,
I understand your position, home is truly where the heart is, especially if home is JAMAICA!

That said, I have a few personal points of note for you (and others looking to return home) to consider:


  1. Jamaica is not the same as you might have left it 20-40 years ago!

    Things and times do change, and it is the same with countries and to some extent culture.

    And that is no different with Jamaica.

    The things many have been familiar with back in they days are much different now.

    This is especially so considering the internet, cable TV, and the general improvement in telecommunication and information technology.

    That said, it is very commendable of you that you have been returning regularly; you said every year for the last 12 years, right?

    That's great!

    That will give you and up-to-date and current view of Jamaica, assuming that you got the full Jamaican experience.

  2. Build (or acquire) your home in a developed area!

    Many returning residents tend to want to return to the community they grew up in.

    The reality however, is that you (depending of course on the length of time away), you might end up knowing little or none of the residents today.

    And so, not only do you find it harder to re-integrate yourself, pretty soon you can start feeling lost and insecure.

  3. And speaking of secure!

    Be sure to live in a relatively developed area.

    Yes, although there is still some crime here, concentrated in a few parishes (in the so called ghetto areas), and that the majority of the country is pretty much as safe as anywhere else in the world, you still want to be smart.

    Your house should not be the only mansion (or one of a few) in a poor neighborhood.

    Not only will you get unnecessary attention, you might become the sponge for the 'bad luck stories' (sometimes genuine) where many will seek your financial rescue.

  4. Get involve in a citizen association and/or past student association!

    It adds much value and motivation to your new Jamaican experience, but the community (and country) will also do well with your newly imported knowledge, skills and experience.

  5. Get an understanding of the import (customs) process so you can take advantage of the benefits afforded to Jamaican returning residents.

    This is in relation to getting your personal items, tools of trade and even your motor vehicle here. Click Here to read online or download a copy of the Information Booklet for Returning Residents - Free.

    I also understand that there is a new Returning Residents Facilitation Unit (RRFU) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.

    It's objective is to deal specifically with Returning Residents’ matters in coordination with Jamaica’s Missions abroad.

    In particular, those in the United States of America, Canada and the United Kingdom, as well as Ministries and Government Agencies which administer the various procedures and regulations affecting Returning Residents.

    Be sure to utilize their services.

    You will find contact information in the Booklet mentioned above.

  6. And finally, please read the following pages for additional information:




I hope this information helps! Hoping to see you here soon!

Regards,
Wellesley

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Feb 21, 2016
RETURNING RESIDENT TO JAMAICA
by: ROBERT WALFORD

Your comments and advice to Noel Taylor is one of the best. I d'ont know if you have replied to mine But you have covered a lot of my questions in Taylor's reply Thanks..hope to be Home soon. keep up the grate work THANKS.

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