Retrieving passports after being deported
Deported persons are unaware their passports are in the possession of the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA). This is so, as persons 'sent home' are required to hand over their passports to immigration authorities in the deporting countries to confirm nationalities.
Passports are then forwarded to the Jamaican mission (embassy, high commission or consulate) before being sent to PICA.
The agency currently has hundreds of passports which have been returned from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Deported persons are encouraged to visit or call the PICA office to ascertain if their passports are with the agency before applying for a new one.
Upon retrieving your passport and you notice it has expired, you are free to apply for a new one.
However, if your passport has not been returned to Jamaica, you will be allowed to apply for a new one. Remember, in completing your application for a new one, you must state you had been previously issued with a passport.
answers questions on children born in the US to Jamaican parents.
Children born in the United States (US) are they automatic citizens?
What are their entitlements? Equal to all US citizens.
Can they live, study and work in the US without further processing?
Are mothers able to access free hospital care during delivery?
no. An alien in the US illegally or on a non-immigrant visa may not be
entitled to assistance except in cases of a true medical emergency, and
if determined to be a public charge by not being able to pay for
delivery can become ineligible for a visa.
PICA is situated at
25C Constant Spring Road, St Andrew.