British High Commissioner to Jamaica
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
Support for British nationals
We offer assistance following the death, hospitalisation, arrest, or other serious incident involving a British national, and provide information on local lawyers and prisons.
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.
Services not offered in Kingston but available elsewhere
Check if you need a visa for the United Kingdom and apply to UK Visas and Immigration.
Find out how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing passport from Her Majesty’s Passport Office.
Births, deaths and marriages
Notarial and documentary services
Information on how to obtain notarial and documentary services in Jamaica.
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
Other locations in the region
Deputy Head of Mission, British High Commission Kingston
British High Commission Kingston
British High Commission
P O Box 575
28 Trafalgar Road
Telephone: +1 (876) 936 0700