Embassy of Jamaica Tokyo, Japan

Consular Services - Passport

New!

The Embassy wishes to advise all Jamaicans overseas that PICA has recently launched the new online passport portal through which most machine readable passports (for adults and once issued after 2001) would be eligible for renewal, via the following website:

https://passport.pica-online.com/PICA_ONLINE/

Although the instructions may appear self-explanatory, please let us know whether anything seems unclear and we would welcome the opportunity to explore immediate solutions.

Kindly note that this system will also allow you to monitor the status of your application via the following website:http://www.pica.gov.jm/search/

If the system fails to qualify your passport as eligible for the new online system, the Embassy remains delighted to assist in ensuring that your passport is renewed as quickly as possible.

Please note that applications for Minors and Replacements would not be eligible for this process. You would be expected to operate through the Embassy or the nearest Honorary Consul within your geographic domain.

Fees & Requirements for obtaining a Jamaican PassportOld Jamaicans passport

The Government of Jamaica began phasing out the old format blue-coloured Jamaican passport in 2002 and has been issuing new machine readable passports. Although the old format passports will remain valid until their date of expiry, persons who have not already done so are encouraged to apply for the new machine readable passport.

Please note that applications for Minors and Replacements would not be eligible for this process. You would be expected to operate through the Embassy or the nearest Honorary Consul within your geographic domain

New Jamaicans passportThe new machine readable passports are issued by the Immigration, Citizenship and Passport Office in Kingston. All passport applications from outside Jamaica should be made through the nearest Jamaican Embassy or Consulate.

In order to avoid delays, applicants are advised to read carefully the instructions on the passport application form, complete and sign all relevant sections, as well as submit all the necessary supporting documentation.

Passport renewal / replacement applications must be accompanied by the following:

  • Completed passport application form (click here to download form in pdf format *);
  • Original or Certified copy of birth certificate (Officially translated & Notarised documents MUST be submitted, where necessary);
  • Original or Certified copy of Marriage, Divorce, or Death Certificate, as appropriate (Officially translated & Notarised documents MUST be submitted, where necessary);
  • Three (3) Passport-sized photographs (one to be certified by a Notary Public, Jamaican Honorary Consul or Consular Officer);
  • Expired or current Jamaican passport;
  • Police Report in the case of lost/ stolen passport (Officially translated & Notarised, as appropriate);
  • Statement concerning damage, in the case of damaged passports
  • Requisite passport and consular fees.

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Passport fees:

New Adult Passport - ¥ 14,200
New Child Passport* - ¥ 10,200
Replacement of stolen, lost, unavailable, damaged passport (adult) - ¥ 24,200
Replacement of stolen, lost, unavailable, damaged passport (child) - ¥ 14,200

New Adult Passport - US$80 - made payable to the PICA
New Child Passport* - US$50 - made payable to the PICA
Replacement of stolen, lost, unavailable, damaged passport (adult) - US$160 - made payable to the PICA
Replacement of stolen, lost, unavailable, damaged passport (child) - US$100 - made payable to the PICA
Given the separation of payments and offices, you would be required to also submit a separate international bank draft for Consular/ Courier/ Administrative fees, made payable to the Embassy of Jamaica, in the amount of US$50 for those within Japan and US$82 for those outside of Japan

The Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) has informed that their processing time, upon receipt of applications at their Office, would only take approximately ten working days, if compliant. Given the logistics and administrative requirements, including inter-office coordination, the entire process from the Asia-Pacific region would take approximately six (6) weeks. The Embassy cannot guarantee a return date outside of the aforementioned. We also wish to advise that PICA reserves the right to request additional / updated documents and or time if deemed necessary.

For express courier arrangements, please make direct contact with the Embassy for further information.

Links
http://www.pica.gov.jm/passport-servies/adult-passport-information/applying-for-an-adult-passport-while-overseas/

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