Cayman residents must follow all of the procedures for completing the electronic visa application forms if they wish to apply for a visa. Please visit the Documentation page of our GSS website for information relating to application documentation.
In some cases, Cayman residents applying for a visa may be allowed to send in their passport and other visa documentation by courier, instead of appearing for an interview. Applicants will be notified of this option during the visa application process if it is available. In such cases, applicants must make their own arrangements for the delivery of the application package to the Consular Section via courier. Please include a pre-paid self-addressed envelope in the package for the return of the documents.
Residents of the Cayman Islands have two options for return delivery of their passports, if their visa is approved. At no additional charge, they may make arrangements to have DHL deliver the passport to an address in Jamaica. If an applicant must return to the Cayman Islands immediately, they may make arrangements with a courier service to have the passport mailed to the Embassy in Jamaica and back to the Cayman Islands using a prepaid air-bill.
Please visit the Visa Document Courier Services page of our GSS website for more information about courier services.
Effective October 31, 2014:
If you have no long term status in Jamaica (e.g. you are a visitor and not an immigrant, refugee, student, or worker in Jamaica), the best place to apply for a visa is in your home country. It is a misconception to believe that applying for a visa in Jamaica will be simpler or easier than applying in your home country.
Effective October 31, 2014, Embassy Kingston does not accept interview applications from third country nationals for the following visa categories and cases:
- Applicants who changed status with Department of Homeland Security in the U.S. seeking a new visa in the new visa category.
- Applicants who entered the U.S. in one visa category and are seeking to re-enter the U.S. in a different visa category.
- Applicants who have been out of status in the U.S. having violated the terms of their visas or having overstayed the validity indicated on their I-94s.
- Applicants who obtained their current visa in a country other than that of their legal residence.
- Petition-based first time applicants.
- Third country nationals who are not resident in Jamaica and who are applying for a B1/B2 visa (including B1/B2 renewals).