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
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.
We offer assistance following the death, hospitalisation, arrest, or other serious incident involving a British national.
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
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 documentary and notarial 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
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.
Deputy Head of Mission, British High Commission Kingston
28 Trafalgar Road
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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