Procedures for obtaining a work permint in Jamaica

NEW APPLICATION

All documents must be completed in triplicate and be notarized by a Notary Public where necessary

  • 3 Completed application form (All sections must be properly completed)
  • 2 Passport size photographs
  • Processing fee of J$15,000.00 to be paid at any branch of National Commercial Bank (NCB). Copies of the bank vouchers titled “Accounts copy and Work Permit copy” should be attached to the application to the application.
  • Proof of Qualification (e.g. diplomas, certificates etc. to be certified by a Justice of the Peace or notary public with a valid Commission)
  • Resume of the applicant
  • Police Record - to be issued by the appropriate Security Authority in the country of the applicant's domicile
  • Proof of Business Registration (Certificate of Incorporation and Memorandum of Association) to be certified by a Justice of the Peace or Notary Public
  • A Tax Registration Number (TRN)
  • Tax Compliance Certificate if enterprise is in operation for at least a year (to be certified by a Justice of the Peace or Notary Public)
  • For certain positions, original newspaper advertisement (entire page on which advertisement appears), showing the name of the publication and date.
  • Certified copy of pages from the passport showing:
    • proof of identify
    • passport number
    • date of issue and expiry
    • landing status in Jamaica
  • Cover letter from the local employer requesting a work permit for the potential employee. The letter should be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security

  • 1F North Street
  • KINGSTON

Kindly note:

a) Application forms and cover letter must be submitted in triplicate with two sets of supporting documents.

b) The cover letter should state efforts to recruit a Jamaica national to undertake work contemplated; and the expected duration of the work to be undertaken by the applicant.

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