Becoming a Jamaican Citizen

Are You Of Jamaican Descent?

Do You Want To Become A Citizen Of Jamaica?

There is a certain criteria to fit to be eligible for citizenship

An applicant qualifies for Citizenship by Descent where:

A. (i) She / He was born outside of Jamaica before the 6th August 1962
(ii) His / Her mother or father on the 6th August 1962 became or would have, but for his/her death, become a citizen of Jamaica.
B. She /He was born outside Jamaica after the 5th August 1962 and whose mother/father at the date of his/her birth is/was a citizen of Jamaica by Birth, Descent or Registration by virtue of marriage to a Jamaican.

you will have to submit certain documents to prove descent you will also need to pay a fee.

Holding a Jamaican passport gives a real sense of connection and gives a sense of pride

Some of the advantages of becoming a Jamaican citizen include but not limited to the ability to:

Acquire a Jamaican Passport

Work without a work permit

Vote in General and Local Government Elections

Receive Social benefits and get access to government programmes

Exemption from international Fees at Jamaica’s premier universities

Duty free allowance from customs and at the airport

Right to free speech

Register non-Jamaican Spouse as a citizen of Jamaica

it really makes sense to become a citizen of the country you love and want to support.

(You should always check laws within your country for your individual circumstances.)

If in Jamaica

http://www.pica.gov.jm/citizenship/category-of-citizenship/citizenship-by-descent/

From the UK

http://www.jhcuk.org/citizens/citizenship/by-descent

Author: TourOfJamaica

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