Jamaica visa requirements for Filipinos

Travel and visa requirements

Basic Travel Requirements for Filipinos visiting Jamaica

Travelers are required to fulfill the following requirements in order to apply for a Jamaican Visa.


  • A Philippine passport valid for at least 6 months
  • One passport-sized photograph (35mm x 45mm).
  • A completed Visa Application Form to be signed by the applicant.
  • A valid return visa to the Philippines.
  • Proof of travel itinerary.
  • A round trip ticket.
  • The visa fee is to be paid by money order to the Jamaican Consulate/embassy.
  • The applicant must not have been sentenced to imprisonment in another country for any extraditable crime/offense.
  • Persons forbidden from landing in Jamaica are not eligible to apply for a visa.
  • Proof of sufficient funds during the stay in Jamaica.
  • Proof of medical certificate.

Jamaica Visa for Filipinos

Facts about Jamaica


Jamaica is a Caribbean island nation that is known for its mountains, rainforests, and reef-lined beaches. The rainforests and beach destinations are prime for activities like snorkeling, reef diving, sailing, and scuba diving. Adventurers will enjoy every bit of their time in the country due to the availability of mountains which are prime for caving and hiking. Jamaica is also well-known for its music and rhythm. Music is life in Jamaica, tourists won’t even realize when they have been swayed by the rhythm in the country.
 
The tourism industry in Jamaica is one of the most important industries in the country. The industry is a major source of foreign exchange in the country. Since 2017, the country has been hosting an average of 4.3 million tourists every year. In the years to come, the number of tourist visits is expected to rise even further.
 
Foreigners are required to declare sums of $10,000 on entry into the country. Contrary to popular belief, possession, trafficking, and usage of marijuana is illegal in the country.
 
Citizens of Australia, the Bahamas, Canada, Cyprus, Ghana, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Malaysia, Namibia, New Zealand, Swaziland, the United Kingdom, the United States may enter Jamaica for up to 6 months visa-free. Citizens of Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Norway, the Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland can enter Jamaica visa-free for up to 90 days.

Types of Jamaica Visa


Types of Visa Processing Time Duration of Stay
Student visa 2 - 3 weeks At least 90 days
Tourist visa 2 - 3 weeks 90 days
Work visa 2 - 3 weeks Over 90 days

General Requirements for Jamaica Visa


  • A Philippine passport valid for at least 6 months
  • One passport-sized photograph (35mm x 45mm).
  • A completed Visa Application Form to be signed by the applicant.
  • A valid return visa to the Philippines.
  • Proof of travel itinerary.
  • A round trip ticket.
  • The visa fee is to be paid by money order to the Jamaican Consulate/embassy.
  • The applicant must not have been sentenced to imprisonment in another country for any extraditable crime/offense.
  • Persons forbidden from landing in Jamaica are not eligible to apply for a visa.
  • Proof of sufficient funds during the stay in Jamaica.
  • Proof of medical certificate.

Jamaica Visa Fees


Visa Type

Sub Types

Visa Fees

Student visa

100.00 (USD)

Tourist visa

100.00 (USD)

Work visa

100.00 (USD)

Jamaica Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Philippines


Location

Address

Makati city, Manila

Tesoro Building, 3rd Floor 1016 Arnaiz Avenue

www.jamaicaemb.jp

jamaica.consulate@yahoo.com

(+63) (2) 8887-5550 (+63) (2) 8887-6285

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the official language in Jamaica?

The official language in Jamaica is the English Language although most Jamaicans speak a Jamaican/ English Creole known as Patois. Other languages spoken in Jamaica are Spanish, Portuguese, Irish, and some West-African languages.


What is Jamaica's official currency?

The official currency in Jamaica is the Jamaican Dollar(JMD). Tourists can also use USD and credit/debit cards in tourist populated areas. 


What is Jamaica famous for?

Jamaica is famous for Blue Mountain coffee, Reggae and for also being the home of the very famous Bob Marley.


Is Cannabis legal in Jamaica?

In Jamaica, Cannabis still remains illegal but the possession of not more than 2 ounces(75g) has been decriminalized. However, if you are found in public with more than the standard, the fine is 500JMD. If the offender is a minor, they will be referred to the National council on drug abuse for counseling. Possession of marijuana for medical and sacramental reasons such as Rastafarian discipleship is allowed.