Adult Passport Renewal by Mail

Beginning June 20, 2021, U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica is accepting online fee payments for adult U.S. passport renewal applications. Paying online allows you to mail your application to the U.S. Embassy without the need to make an appointment and apply in person. No more travel to the Embassy to renew a passport! Please see below to determine if you are eligible to …

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Weather Alert: Jamaica and Cayman Islands

Location: Jamaica and Cayman Islands Event: An area of low pressure has formed in the southeastern Caribbean Sea, with associated shower and thunderstorm activity.  As the storm moves west-northwest through the Caribbean Sea, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands are likely to be impacted by the storm beginning Saturday, September 24th.  The storm direction, intensity, and impact are uncertain; however, …

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Social Security Administration Visiting Jamaica

U.S. Social Security Administration – Regional Federal Benefits Unit Visit to Kingston & Montego Bay September 19th through September 23rd, 2022 The U.S. Embassy Kingston is pleased to announce that representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Office in Santo Domingo will visit Jamaica to offer services for beneficiaries or individuals with questions about U.S. Social Security …

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Consular Update: U.S. Embassy Closure Notice – September 13 – 14

In light of the Jamaican government’s announcement of no-movement days on September13th & 14th, the U.S. Embassy will be closed for regular consular services on those days. All regular appointments scheduled for September 13th & 14th, are canceled. Applicants will receive information about rescheduling shortly. U.S. citizens requiring emergency assistance can contact the office for American …

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Consular Update: U.S. Embassy Closure Notice – September 7, 13 & 14

In light of the Jamaican government’s announcement of no-movement days on September 7th, 13th & 14th, the U.S. Embassy will be closed for regular consular services on those days. The Embassy is closed on Monday, September 6, due to to the U.S. Labor Day Holiday. All regular appointments scheduled for September 7th, 13th & 14th, are …

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Consular Update: U.S. Embassy Closure Notice – August 30-31

In light of the Jamaican government’s announcement of no-movement days on August 30 and 31, the U.S. Embassy will be closed for regular consular services on those days.  All regular appointments scheduled for August 30 and 31 are canceled. Applicants will receive information about rescheduling shortly.  U.S. citizens requiring emergency assistance can contact the office for American …

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Consular Update: U.S. Embassy Closure Notice – August 23-24

In light of the Jamaican government’s announcement of no-movement days on August 23 and 24, the U.S. Embassy will be closed for regular consular services on those days.  All regular appointments scheduled for August 23 and 24 are canceled. Applicants will receive information about rescheduling shortly.  U.S. citizens requiring emergency assistance can contact the office for American …

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Launch of Pay.gov DS-82 Passport Renewal Online Fee Payment Pilot

Message to U.S. Citizens: Launch of Online Fee Payments for Adult Passport Renewals as of June 20, 2021 The Department of State is pleased to announce that U.S. Embassy Kingston has been selected as a pilot location for payment of DS-82 passport renewal fees online. Beginning June 20, 2021, passport applicants in Jamaica and the …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Overseas Citizens Voters Week: June 27-July 5, 2018

In celebration of Overseas Citizens Voters Week, the U.S. Embassy will host a voter information and registration open house on June 27th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  If you are a U.S. citizen living in Jamaica and are over the age of 18 (by November 6th this year), please join us for this event! …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Insel Air – February 2, 2017

This message is to inform U.S. citizens that U.S. Consulate General Curaçao has temporarily prohibited U.S. Consulate Curacao personnel from flying on Insel Air.  The Consulate adopted this policy following an internal review of safety-related considerations.  You are receiving this message because Insel Air also flies to Jamaica. On December 27, 2016, an Insel Air …

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Your Vote Counts!

In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  in 2016.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete an FPCA each year to participate in elections as an overseas absentee voter. You can …

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U.S. Embassy bids farewell to Consul General Michael Schimmel

U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica Luis G. Moreno hosted a farewell reception in honor of outgoing Consul General Michael Schimmel, who departed this summer after serving three years at Embassy Kingston and over 30 years in the Foreign Service. Over 100 guests attended the reception to bid farewell to the “visa man” based on the close …

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