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Jamaica Visa: Work in Jamaica

Jamaica is a melting pot of different people and cultures, making it an excellent destination for employment or business. As many new industries develop, Employers are desperately seeking for workers with an expansion to Jamaica. However, they  will need talented employees to ensure their company is successful.

Requirements for Working in Jamaica

The employment of non-Jamaicans in Jamaica is governed by the Foreign Nationals and Commonwealth Citizens (Employment) Act, 1964, which seeks to ensure that qualified Jamaicans are given first consideration in employment opportunities. At the same time, it is recognized that the expertise needed for economic development is not always available because of shortage in the supply of certain special skills. All foreigners employed in Jamaica must inform the Ministry of Labour of a change of residence from one parish to another.

Non-Jamaicans seeking employment in Jamaica are required to obtain work permits.

Apply to:
Minister of Labour
1F North Street, Kingston
Jamaica, WI

Commonwealth Citizens may apply for work permits after arrival in Jamaica. Relatives of these individuals who are over 18 years of age, with special skills, may also apply for work permits.Non-Commonwealth citizens must apply for a work permit prior to arrival in Jamaica. United States citizens are considered non-Commonwealth citizens (i.e. foreigners or aliens) since the United States of America is not a member country of the British Commonwealth. United States citizens are therefore required to ensure that work permits are obtained before applying for work visas at either a Jamaican Embassy or Consulate.

Application forms, obtainable at the Government Printing Office, must be completed, signed and submitted by the prospective employer and must be accompanied by the required documentation including proof by the prospective employer that the vacancy was advertised and did not attract any suitably qualified Jamaicans.


Work Visas

Work visas are issued solely on the basis of evidence of a confirmed job offer. Documentation to be presented on application in this regard are:

  • valid national passport
  • original letter from organization affirming job offer
  • original work permit approval signed by or on behalf of the Minister of Labour, and
  • completed visa application form accompanied by one (1) passport-size photograph
  • visa fee

All individuals are landed at the discretion of the Immigration Officer. In this connection they are required to have on arrival return tickets (open tickets are advisable) and valid passports with the appropriate Jamaican visa. Individuals who arrive in Jamaica from countries where there are no Jamaican visa-issuing authorities must also present a letter from the Minister of Labour approving the work permit application.

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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, Citizenship and Passport Office located at 25 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 10, 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 work permit is validated at the discretion of the Minister of Labour.

Please be advised that if the passport expires within the period for which the work permit was granted, the endorsement will cover only the period for which the passport is valid.
Reference: Requirements to work in JAMAICA 

LET TALK ABOUT ACCOMMODATION AND HOUSING COST IN  JAMAICA

Single room in Jamaica is JMD15,000 to 40,000 which in Naira is #60,000 to #120,000 a month.

Double room is #160,000 within that range

you can get a cheaper house though than the one stated on this site.

The link below are where you can get a house online RENT A HOUSE IN JAMAICA 

HOW SAFE IS JAMAICA TO IMMIGRANT?

Jamaica is one of the most safest countries in the world and is one of the hottest vacation hot spots in the Western Hemisphere. The island nation is known for its distinctive food, music, and all-inclusive resorts. Its rugged mountain ranges, unexpected waterfalls, and aqua-colored lagoons are also big attractions for the world’s tourists.While finding things to do in Jamaica isn’t a challenge, identifying the continent to which Jamaica belongs is.

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Jamaica is located about half-way between North and South America, which is why you’ll get mostly puzzled looks if you ask people about the island nation’s continental association. When it comes to geography, most experts consider Jamaica to be a North American territory. Jamaica lies on a latitude that is about two degrees south of Mexico. In contrast, the nation is about six degrees north of Venezuela, which is its nearest non-island, South American neighbor.

WILL I GET A JOB IN JAMAICA IF I COME WITH VISITORS VISA?

Irrespective of what you study, area of Specialisation and interest you need to be in Jamaica to be able to get a Job. So, you will have to come to Jamaica via visitor visa which is 3months and FIND a Job. 

Your Employer will be the one to convert your visitors visa to 3 years work visa. If in the space of 3 months you are unable to get a Job, you can further apply for visa Extension for another 3 months.

The probability of getting a Job in Jamaica is 96% as employers are desperately looking for workers day in day out.

You can get a Job by applying online or applying physically in offices.

SALARY RANGE IN JAMAICA 

According to Google, The gross salary range for people working in Jamaica is typically from 67,273.00 JMD (minimum salary) to 231,294.00 JMD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher). This is the total monthly salary including bonuses. Salaries can vary drastically among different job categories.

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However the lowest paid Job in Jamaica can earn as JMD80,000 and above this depends on the kind of Job you do.

CAN I COME WITH MY FAMILY TO JAMAICA 

Of course you can come with your family to Jamaica However, you will need to come first via visitor visa and get a Job. When you get a Job, your Employer will convert your visitor visa to 3years work permit then you can now apply for dependant visa for your family to join you. This is the best advice.
coming with your Family abroad is not advisable when you haven’t gotten a Job.

I AM PREGNANT WHAT IS MY FATE

A child born in Jamaica is an automatic citizen of the country Jamaica.  However, Just like every other country, employers might be little bit skeptical on employing a pregnant woman because of the numerous burdens that comes with safety and insurances….

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HOW DO I BEGIN THE PROCESS?

If you know you are interested in this Route after the above explanation, you will have to pay a processing fee of #350,000. 

This fee covers for your Visa and our processing fee as well. We will help you get a visa to come to Jamaica to work.

 

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HOW LONG IS THE PROCESSING?

Your visa will be out within 3 to 4weeks max

REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS PROCESS

All that you need to apply is your valid  international passport ONLY.

And of course, you will need to come to Jamaica with your valid Credentials to get a Job just like every other country.

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