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British Consulate in Jamaica

British ConsulateBritish Consulate in Jamaica. 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.

British Consulate 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

28 Trafalgar Road
PO Box 575
Kingston 10


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.

DateHolidayCountry celebrated
2 JanuaryIn lieu of New Years Day(UK/Jamaica)
22 FebruaryAsh Wednesday(Jamaica)
06 AprilGood Friday(UK/Jamaica)
09 AprilEaster Monday(UK/Jamaica)
23 MayLabour DayJamaica
01 JunePrivilege Day for HM
Queen’s Birthday
04, JuneSpring Bank holiday(UK)
05,JuneQueen’s Diamond Jubilee(UK)
01 AugustEmancipation Day(Jamaica)
August 06Independence DayJamaica
27 AugustAugust Bank Holiday(UK)
15 OctoberNational Heroes DayJamaica
24 DecemberChristmas Privilege Day(UK)
25 DecemberChristmas Holiday(UK/Jamaica)
26 DecemberBoxing Day(UK/Jamaica)
28 DecemberChristmas 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 Visas5 days10 days15 days40 days90 daysTotal decisions made
Premium Visit (more than 6 months)25%30%98%100%100%71
General Visit (6 months or less)18%28%98%100%100%202
Business Visit (6 months or less)60%70%95%100%100%20
Family Visit (6 months or less)17%23%97%100%100%171
Transit (6 months or less)2%6%100%100%100%48
Other Visit (6 months or less)18%36%93%97%98%82


Points Based System Visas5 days10 days15 days40 days90 daysTotal decisions made
PBS Tier 2100%100%100%100%100%1
PBS Tier 411%16%81%100%100%60
PBS Tier 512%16%97%100%100%49


Other Non Settlement Visas5 days10 days15 days40 days90 daysTotal decisions made
EEA Family Permits0%0%85%100%100%7
Other Non-Settlement28%42%100%100%100%7


Settlement Visas5 days10 days15 days40 days90 daysTotal decisions made


The above data is for all decisions made in September 2012

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