Dear Legal Wiz,
I am a Jamaican and I live in Atlanta, as a resident of the United States. Can you assist me in getting out my Jamaican passport, if i send you my birth certficate?
There aint no sense to asking someone back in Jamaica to get your passport.
You MUST go in person to the Jamaican consulate nearest you to apply. Rules are rules.
Go quickly now, as all applications are processed and completed at the passport offices in Jamaica. HINT: It may take several weeks.
Ideally, if you were in Jamaica, processing would be approximately four – six weeks.
(A) Items needed
Passport application form;
NOTE: All passport applications are processed/completed at the passport office in Jamaica
Fill in your form online or physically
Take the form to the nearest Jamaican Consulate along with all related documents/items from the list outlined at (A) above
Pay $US110 application fee adults / US$80 minors for renewal or first time passport
When lost, stolen, damaged or tampered passports a fee of US$190.00 for adults and US$130.00 for minors is required
Generally, applicants receive a Jamaican passport approximately four to six weeks from the date the application was received by the passport office, if they apply in Jamaica directly. So allow a few weeks extra, when applying from overseas.
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