Procedures for obtaining Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates
Original birth, death and marriage certificates are issued in Jamaica by the Registrar General’s Department (RGD).
Applicants are required to complete and submit directly or through a Jamaican Embassy or Consulate, the relevant application form, along with the relevant payment and contact details of the person making the application.
The cost for a set of six copies of a birth, death or marriage certificate is US$55 for the ordinary service or US$85 for the express service. Payment should be in the form of an International Money Order, made payable to the Registrar General’s Department.
Applicants may also submit and track the status of their application by visiting the RGD website: www.rgd.gov.jm
The process takes between two to four weeks from receipt by the Registrar General for ordinary applications, and one to ten days in the case of the express service.
Other services provided by the Registrar General’s Department include: