The British High Commission in Kingston is responsible for developing and maintaining relations between the United Kingdom and Jamaica.

We have a close working relationship with the Jamaican authorities. The high commission’s tasks are to present UK policies to the Jamaican government and to Jamaicans, to report and explain Jamaican policies and views to the government in London, and to support UK interests.

The Department for International Development has an office in Jamaica which focuses on wealth creation, improving disaster resilience, and tackling crime and corruption.

Services available by appointment

Emergency travel documents for British nationals

We may be able to provide an emergency travel document (ETD) if you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

You can apply for an ETD if you’re a British national outside the UK and your passport has been lost, stolen, damaged, or expired. It doesn’t guarantee entry to every country; read what an ETD does and what you need to provide to get one. Please call us as soon as possible if: you are due to travel within the next 24 hours, or you have never held a British passport, or if you are applying on behalf of a child.

Make an appointment in Kingston for an Emergency Travel Document.

Support for British nationals

We offer assistance following the death, hospitalisation, arrest, or other serious incident involving a British national.

Passport extensions

We may be able to extend the validity of your current British passport in certain circumstances. To make an appointment, please telephone during business hours and select the Service Centre (option 1) followed by 0.

Services not offered in Kingston but available elsewhere

Visa enquiries

Check if you need a visa for the United Kingdom and apply to UK Visas and Immigration.

Passport renewal

Find out how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing passport from Her Majesty’s Passport Office.

Births, deaths and marriages

Find out how to register a birth or death overseas, and documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.

Notarial and documentary services

Information on how to obtain documentary and notarial services in Jamaica.

Travel Advice

For information on staying safe and avoiding problems when living or travelling abroad, including details of entry requirements and local laws and customs, see our travel advice for Jamaica and other countries in the region.

Living in Jamaica

For information on how to access services not provided by the High Commission, such as healthcare and education, see our guides to living in Jamaica, and the Bahamas.

Other locations in the region

There is an Honorary Consul in Montego Bay in Jamaica, and Nassau in the Bahamas who provide help and support to British nationals in the region.

Our people

David Fitton CMG

David Fitton CMG

British High Commissioner to Jamaica

Contact us

British High Commission

British High Commission
P O Box 575
28 Trafalgar Road

Kingston 10
Jamaica

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Visa Section

28 Trafalgar Road
Kingston 10
Jamaica

Jamaica

As of March 6 2014, VFS Global will manage the Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Jamaica operated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Kingston. The VAC address is:

25 Dominica Drive
Towers Building: 10th floor
Kingston 9, Jamaica

The VAC is open Monday to Friday, with the exception of some holidays and other closures (see Public holidays / Closures). Opening hours are
0900 – 1600: Application submission
1500 – 1600: Document collection

If you have a query or complaint about your visa application, please contact UKVI through our new international contact centre. Customers can contact us by phone, email or Web Chat at www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-outside-uk

If you have a complaint about the service that you received at the visa application centre, please direct these to VFS Global, www.vfsglobal.co.uk/Jamaica

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Press enquiries

British High Commission
P O Box 575
28 Trafalgar Road

Kingston 10
Jamaica

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