If you were born in Jamaica and possess a non-Jamaican passport, the child of a Jamaican citizen or of Jamaican descent then you qualify for and can obtain unconditional landing status (UL) from the Passport, Immigration & Citizenship Agency (PICA).

The UL is a stamp of unconditional landing status on your passport that permits the holder to remain in Jamaica indefinitely without having to apply for permits.

Application process

  • Complete the ‘Application for Extension of Time’ form. Be sure to select ‘unconditional landing’ under ‘Reasons for extension of time’
  • Present your non-Jamaican passport, Jamaican birth certificate, passport or certificate of citizenship
  • There is a non-refundable fee of JM$10, 000 for first-time applicants. It will cost JM$5,000 to transfer the stamp to a new passport.
  • Please note that it is not necessary for you to obtain permission from non-Jamaican immigration services to apply for unconditional landing status in Jamaica.

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