Jamaica Immigration Services

If your company is sending employees to Jamaica — Fragomen is here to help. Working closely with our Local Advisors in Jamaica, we provide the immigration strategies and support you need to get your employees on the ground as quickly as possible.  If you have any questions, please click here to contact us.

• Jamaica's immigration laws provide flexible options for employers of foreign nationals. Qualified workers from ​CARICOM may be exempt from work permit requirements, generally for up to six months, extendable in the country.
 
• Foreign nationals require an entry visa to conduct business activities in Jamaica, unless exempt, for instance, based on their nationality. Regardless of nationality, business visits are limited to an authorized stay of 30 consecutive days per entry, and a cumulative maximum stay of six months per calendar year.
 
• Unless exempt under the Foreign Nationals and Commonwealth Citizens Employment Exemptions Regulations, foreign nationals require a Work Permit to conduct work activities in Jamaica. Work permit validity ranges from a minimum of three months to a maximum of three years; the Ministry of Labour and Social Security ultimately determines the validity period granted. Once the work permit is approved, a foreign national may travel to Jamaica to have their passport endorsed and apply for a multiple re-entry visa, where applicable. Foreign nationals must also secure a work permit identity card from the Ministry of Labour​ and Social Security.​
 
Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.