Q: I would like to know how I can get my British citizenship and my unconditional stamp in my United States (US) passport. I am a Jamaican and a US naturalised citizen for some time now.
A: The question regarding your British citizenship being stamped in your US passport would have to be addressed by the British High Commission/Embassy or the immigration authority in that country. Being Jamaican born you can apply to our office for unconditional landing (UL) status and your passport will be stamped accordingly.
Generally, persons who qualify for UL status are:
Persons born overseas and are of Jamaican descent
Persons born in Jamaica but are travelling on a non-Jamaican passport
Persons who have been naturalised or registered as Jamaican (that is, individuals who have been granted Jamaican citizenship), but are travelling on a non-Jamaican passport
Children born to a parent who has been registered as a citizen of Jamaica by virtue of being married to a Jamaican. These children must be born after the citizenship was granted and have opted to travel on a foreign passport
Unconditional landing status allows you to travel to Jamaica without any limit on the length of time that you are allowed to stay on the island. Application for UL status cannot be done from overseas therefore you must be in the island in order to apply.
You may visit the PICA office in either Kingston or Montego Bay and fill out an application form. When applying, persons who are of Jamaican descent must submit:
Persons born in Jamaica but who travel on a non-Jamaican passport must submit:
For further information, visit the website of the Passport, Immigration & Citizenship Agency at www.pica.gov.jm