British Consulate in Jamaica

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The British Consulate in Kingston Jamaica also handles all diplomatic matters for The Bahamas. If you need to apply for a British visa in The Bahamas then the Consulate in Kingston is where this process starts. Speak to the embassy staff in Kingston Jamaica for more information about obtaining a British visa or renewing your British passport while in Jamaica.

We have listed all the contact details for the embassy in Kingston below. We have also included a map for the British consulate in Jamaica for this purpose. Like other countries and embassies it is usually best to email them your questions.

 

British Consulate in Jamaica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

British High Commission in Kingston, Jamaica

28 Trafalgar Road

PO Box 575

Kingston 10

Jamaica

City: Kingston

Phone: +1 (876) 510-0700

Fax: +1 (876) 510-0737

Website: http://ukinjamaica.fco.gov.uk/en/

Email: bhc.kingston@fco.gov.uk

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday  0800-1630 (local time) 1300-2130 (GMT)

Hours on Fridays:  0800-1300 (local time) : 1300-1800 (GMT)

Details: The British High Commissioner in Kingston, Jamaica is cross-accredited to The Bahamas.

For emergencies only: Out of hours Duty Officer contact number: +1 (876) 371 0496

 

Public Holidays in Jamaica (British Embassy):

These are the public holidays in Jamaica and for the British embassy in Kingston. Note that the embassy is closed on Jamaica holidays and some British holidays. You will note that the National Day of Jamaica is listed or as it calls it Independence day. Call or email the embassy before you visit the Embassy in Kingston.

Date Holiday Country celebrated
Monday 2 January In lieu of New Years Day (UK/Jamaica)
Wednesday, 22 February Ash Wednesday (Jamaica)
Friday, 06 April Good Friday (UK/Jamaica)
Monday, 09 April Easter Monday (UK/Jamaica)
Wednesday, 23 May Labour Day Jamaica
Friday , 01 June Privilege Day for HM
Queen’s Birthday
(UK)
Monday, 04, June Spring Bank holiday (UK)
Tuesday 05,June Queen’s Diamond Jubilee (UK)
Wednesday, 01 August Emancipation Day (Jamaica)
Monday ,August 06 Independence Day Jamaica
Monday, 27 August August Bank Holiday (UK)
Monday, 15 October National Heroes Day Jamaica
Monday, 24 December Christmas Privilege Day (UK)
Tuesday, 25 December Christmas Holiday (UK/Jamaica)
Wednesday, 26 December Boxing Day (UK/Jamaica)
Wednesday, 28 December Christmas Privilege Day (UK)

 

British Embassy in Jamaica, Kingston

These are what the average processing times for those who have applied for a British visa in Jamaica are at present. Like everything else ensure that you have all the needed documents for your application so that the visa process is smooth. Any documents that are short will create a delay in the visa process. You will note that the process times are on average 2-3 weeks which is rather fast considering the location.

Visits Visas 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 60 days 90 days 120 days Total decisions made
Premium Visit (more than 6 months) 25% 25% 25% 30% 98% 100% 100% 100% 100% 71
General Visit (6 months or less) 12% 18% 18% 28% 98% 100% 100% 100% 100% 202
Business Visit (6 months or less) 45% 60% 60% 70% 95% 100% 100% 100% 100% 20
Family Visit (6 months or less) 11% 16% 17% 23% 97% 100% 100% 100% 100% 171
Transit (6 months or less) 2% 2% 2% 6% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 48
Other Visit (6 months or less) 9% 13% 18% 36% 93% 97% 97% 98% 98% 82

 

Points Based System Visas 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 60 days 90 days 120 days Total decisions made
PBS Tier 2 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 1
PBS Tier 4 3% 6% 11% 16% 81% 100% 100% 100% 100% 60
PBS Tier 5 8% 10% 12% 16% 97% 100% 100% 100% 100% 49

 

Other Non Settlement Visas 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 60 days 90 days 120 days Total decisions made
EEA Family Permits 0% 0% 0% 0% 85% 100% 100% 100% 100% 7
Other Non-Settlement 0% 28% 28% 42% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 7

 

Settlement Visas 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 60 days 90 days 120 days Total decisions made
Settlement 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 128

 

The above data is for all decisions made in September 2012

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