We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Jamaica. The British High Commission in Kingston provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Jamaica.

We look after the interests of British nationals in Jamaica and the Bahamas, work to reduce drug trafficking, and we support British companies seeking to do business in the region. Additionally we aim to secure the support of the region in achieving British foreign policy objectives. The Department for International Development has an office in Jamaica which focuses on wealth creation, improving disaster resilience, and tackling crime and corruption.

You can access UK government services while in Jamaica.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Jamaica and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +1 876 936 0700. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Jamaica, call 020 7008 1500.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

Apply online for an emergency travel document if you:

  • are over 16 years old and
  • are a British citizen and
  • have previously owned a British passport

Contact us to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:

  • over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
  • not a British citizen or
  • applying for a child under 16 years old

Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to book an appointment for an emergency travel document at British High Commission Kingston.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Jamaica.

Our people

David Fitton CMG

David Fitton CMG

British High Commissioner to Jamaica

  • Nick Astbury

    Deputy Head of Mission, British High Commission Kingston

Contact us

British High Commission Kingston

British High Commission
P O Box 575
28 Trafalgar Road
Kingston 10

Kingston
Jamaica

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Press enquiries

British High Commission
P O Box 575
28 Trafalgar Road

Kingston 10
Jamaica

Our press and public affairs officers answer media enquiries about the UK government and the work of the British High Commission in Kingston.

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