What does a us citizen need to work in jamaica?

Jerry Stanton asked a question: What does a us citizen need to work in jamaica?
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Date created: Fri, Mar 26, 2021 4:46 AM
Date updated: Thu, Jul 7, 2022 9:19 PM


Top best answers to the question «What does a us citizen need to work in jamaica»

  • A valid passport.
  • Proof of financial status and support.
  • Certified birth certificate copy.
  • Proof of marital status.
  • Medical certificate proving good health.
  • Police certificate from country of residence.
  • Two passport-size photos.

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Acquire a Jamaican Passport. Work without a work permit. Vote in General and Local Government Elections. Receive social benefits and get access to government programmes. Exemption from international fees at Jamaica’s premier universities. Duty free allowance from customs and at the airport. Right to free speech.

All of your foreign employees will need a work permit to enter and work for your company in Jamaica. However, not all will need a visa, as some countries are exempt from Jamaica’s visa requirement. Currently, citizens of the US, Australia, Canada, and a number of other countries do not need a visa to enter Jamaica and stay for up to 90 days.

Upon landing, all prospective employees must, prior to taking up their employment, take the letter, along with travel documents (including airline ticket), to the Immigration Office located at 230 Spanish Town Road, Kingston 11, Jamaica, which will endorse the passport for the duration of the work permit and issue a certificate to the Ministry of Labour, on the basis of which the work permit will be released.

The most common temporary worker visas here in Jamaica are in the H-2B category and involve work in the hospitality industry, which is an area of expertise for many Jamaican citizens! These include...

Birth Certificate and any other evidence of nationality. Passport on which the applicant originally entered Jamaica. Current passport (if different) Work Permit or Exemption Certificate. Evidence of community activities in which the applicant may be involved, e.g. service club, etc.

One (1) passport-size photograph with a white background. Government-issued ID for parents, plus one photocopy of each. Photographs showing the child’s age progression from birth or from the previous passport (if applicable) Passport fees – $115 USD (under 16 years old) or $145 (16-17 years old) or JMD equivalent.

However, you generally need to include an original letter from your future employer in Jamaica confirming the job offer, and your original work permit approval. Becoming a Permanent Resident Expats who have worked in Jamaica for an uninterrupted period of three or more years can apply for permanent residency in the country.

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