As of September 4, 2013, Jamaican citizens between the ages of 14 and 79 must give their biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) when submitting an application for a visitor visa, study permit or work permit. This new requirement affects citizens from 29 countries and one territory.
You can give your biometrics at the visa application centres (VACs) in Kingston and Montego Bay.
|Application Type||Online||Through the VAC|
|Directly to this visa office |
|Temporary Resident Visa (Visitor)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD)||No||Yes||Yes|
*Whether you apply online or in person at the visa office, if you need to give your biometrics you will have to go in person to a VAC to have your biometrics taken.
All applications to sponsor a family class member must be submitted to the Case Processing Centre in Canada. For more information on how to submit your application and the forms of payment, refer to Sponsoring Your Family.
All applicants in the economic classes must submit their initial application to the Centralized Intake Office (CIO) in Canada. For more information on how to submit your application, please refer to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website.
Monday and Wednesday
9:00a.m. – 10:00a.m. for submission of complete applications only:
High Commission of Canada,
3 West Kings House Road
Waterloo Road Entrance
Please use pre-paid return envelopes of these companies only:
Note: Visitors should also be aware that information offered by non-Government of Canada sites to which the Embassy of Canada in Jamaica links is not subject to the Privacy Act and the Official Languages Act and may be available only in the language(s) used by the sites in question and visitors should research the privacy policies of the sites before providing personal information.