Jamaican passport
Issued by Jamaica
EligibilityJamaican citizenship
Expiration5 or 10 years

The Jamaican passport is issued to citizens of Jamaica for international travel. The passport is a Caricom passport as Jamaica is a member of the Caribbean Community.

As of March 2019, Jamaican citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 93 countries and territories, ranking the Jamaican passport 59th in terms of travel freedom (tied with Papua New Guinea passport) according to the Henley visa restrictions index.[1]

Passport statement

Jamaican passports contain on their inside cover the following words in English only:

The Minister of Foreign Affairs requests and requires in the name of the Government of Jamaica all those whom it may concern to allow the bearer to pass freely without let or hindrance and to afford such assistance and protection as may be necessary.

Physical appearance

Passports issued after September 2001 are machine-readable passports and thus carry a machine-readable zone starting with P<JAM. On the holder's page, the following information is recorded:[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Global Ranking - Visa Restriction Index 2019" (PDF). Henley & Partners. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  2. ^ "JAM-AD-02001". Council of the European Union. Retrieved 23 September 2010.