Jamaica Apostille Service

Certify documents issued in Jamaica for official use in Europe and abroad.

Certify documents issued in Jamaica for international use

Apostilles in Jamaica can be obtained for official documents such as Jamaican Marriage certificates, Birth and Death certificates, Criminal Record Certificates, University diplomas and transcripts, divorce certificates, and other documents certified in Jamaica by a notary.

Jamaican Apostille stamps are issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade (Consular Affairs Department). Documents needed for submission in non-apostille countries will need additional attestation by the embassy of the recipient country accredited to Jamaica (Embassies of Qatar and United Arab Emirates in Havana, Embassy of Taiwan in St. Kitts and Nevis).

  • Apostilles on Jamaica documents are normally processed in 2-3 weeks
  • We can attest Jamaica documents at the UAE, Qatar and Taiwan Embassies and other major embassies to Jamaica.
  • We can obtain birth, death and marriage certificates locally in Jamaica for clients needing an Apostille Stamp or legalization, and we can also obtain Jamaican Criminal Record Certificates.

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Jamaican Documents that can be authenticated with Apostille Stamps

  • Apostille Jamaican Marriage Certificates

    Marriage Certificates

    Apostille Jamaican Marriage Certificates, birth and death certificates. An original copy is required, issued by the Registrar General's Department.
    Isarey can obtain certified copies of Jamaican Marriage Certificates and other civil status certificates directly in Jamaica for authentication with an Apostille stamp.
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  • Criminal Record Certificates

    Apostille Jamaican Criminal Record Certificates issued by the Apply online for a Jamaican Criminal Record Certificate Criminal Records OfficeExternal link (opens in new tab)
    We can obtain Police Certificates in Jamaica for clients overseas requiring Apostille authentication. Please contact us for assistance.
  • Apostille Jamaican university diplomas

    Education Certificates

    Apostilles for Jamaican Education certificates, including University degree diplomas and course transcripts, are obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. Academic certificates require prior certification by the Ministry of Education.
    Degrees required for submission to the authorities of Qatar or the United Arab Emirates must be attested by the embassy in Havana.
  • Notarized Documents

    Powers of Attorney, Affidavits, certified passport copies, contracts and other private documents certified by a notary in Jamaica.
  • Certified Business Documents

    Apostille Letters of Good Standing and Letters of Confirmation issued by the Obtain Letters of Good Standing and Letters of Confirmation for Jamaican companies. Companies Office of JamaicaExternal link (opens in new tab)
    We also arrange for the legalization of Jamaican corporate documents at the embassies of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
  • Trade documents

    Apostille Jamaican certificates of origin, certificates of free sale, commercial invoices, product health certificates, GMP certificates and other trade documents

Isarey provides document attestation services in Jamaica to private, corporate and institutional clients worldwide. To find out about certifying Jamaican documents for use in Europe and abroad, use our online quotation form or email us a scan or description of the documents you need to certify. We will get back to you directly with a quotation and details of how to proceed:

6 steps to certify document issued in Jamaica

  1. Upload the documents you need attested or send them to us by email.
  2. Our experts will pre-check your documents to ensure that they are eligible for Apostille certification or consular legalization in the country where they are issued, and we’ll assist you locally in preparing them if required.
  3. We’ll send you a quotation with the total cost of the process (final price including all fees, certified translation when required and courier costs) and an estimation of how long the process will take to complete.
  4. We’ll arrange a secure courier to collect your original documents (where electronic versions are not sufficient).
  5. As soon as we receive your documents, we will confirm your order and proceed with the attestation process. Where appropriate, we will arrange certified copies for the attestation process so that we can return your originals directly.
  6. We return the attested documents to you by secure international courier.

Legalize Jamaican Documents

Jamaican documents can be legalized for cross-border use by means of Apostille Certification or Consular Legalization

Apostille Certification

An Apostille Stamp is a simplified procedure of international attestation. When affixed to documents, Apostilles are directly recognised by the authorities of over 120 countries (Signatories of the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents Hague Apostille ConventionExternal link (opens in new tab)) as certifying the document’s validity, without requiring additional certification.

Since Jamaica is a signatory to the convention, Isarey can assist by obtaining Apostille Certification for Jamaican documents so that they are valid for official use in other signatory countries, including: NL NetherlandsNetherlands - ES SpainSpain - IT ItalyItaly - PT PortugalPortugal - GR GreeceGreece - CY CyprusCyprus - FR FranceFrance - GB United KingdomUnited Kingdom - SA Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia - US United StatesUnited States - DE GermanyGermany - CN ChinaChina

Consular Legalization
Consular Legalization is required when a document from Jamaica is to be used in a non-signatory country. In this case, following authentication by authorities in Jamaica, the document must be certified a second time in Jamaica by the embassy representing the country where the document is to be used.

Countries which do not recognise Apostille certification and require consular legalization include: QA QatarQatar - KW KuwaitKuwait - AE United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates - TW TaiwanTaiwan - VN VietnamVietnam

Certified Translation

Where Jamaican documents are to be used abroad and where the receiving country has a different official language, certified translation may also be required. Isarey takes care of any certified translations required as part of the document attestation process, ensuring that translations are carried out and certified in accordance with local regulations.

Note that a certified translation on its own only provides assurance that the translation itself is accurate and true; it does not confirm the authenticity of the original document. The original document must be legalized for a certified translation to carry equivalent legal weight.

Jamaica Document Resources

External resources and news about Jamaican documents, apostilles and certification procedures.

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Jamaica Document Resources
Birth, Death, Marriage Certificates
Birth, death of Marriage Certificates
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Application Portal - Registrar General's Department. Apply online for certified copies of Jamaican birth, death and marriage certificates.
Corporate documents
Certified business documents
Certified business documents
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Obtain a Letter of Good Standing or a Letter of Confirmation for a Jamaican Company. It is also possible to request a certified copy of a filed document.
Criminal Record Certificates
Apply for a Jamaica police certificate
Apply for a Jamaica police certificate
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To obtain a Jamaican Criminal Record Certificate, an application must be submitted online on the website of the Apply online for a Jamaican Criminal Record Certificate Criminal Records OfficeExternal link (opens in new tab)
Applicants overseas must submit fingerprints (signed and stamped by the police or reputable agency in your country of residence), two passport-sized photographs, certified copy of passport ID page, bank draft/money order made payable to the Commissioner of Police.
Applicants in Jamaica can visit any Tax Administration Office to make payment, then after submitting the application online, you can then make an appointment to attend the Criminal Records Office.

Isarey can assist clients overseas with the submission and collection of applications for Criminal Record Certificates in Jamaica and the authentication of certificates by Apostille. Please contact us for assistance.
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Embassies and High Commissions in Jamaica
Embassies and High Commissions in Jamaica
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Foreign diplomatic missions in Jamaica

The above links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; Isarey bears no responsibility for the accuracy, content or policies of external websites.

Get a Quotation for your Documents

We price each certification process individually, depending on the type and quantity of documents to be attested, the country of issue, the country of use and intended purpose, urgency, whether certified translations are required as part of the process and courier costs.

To receive a quote, you can upload your documents using our online quotation form or send us your documents by email. After reviewing your documents and requirements, we will get back to you with a quotation:

If you don’t have the documents available, just describe the documents you need to certify, and we will get back to you with an estimation of cost and delivery times.

Using our quotation form, your documents will be uploaded over a secure connection and immediately encrypted on our server. For added protection, you can upload password-protected files ( PDFExternal link (opens in new tab), Microsoft Office 365: Save a password protected document to prevent unauthorized people from opening it. Office DocumentsExternal link (opens in new tab), WinRAR Encryption Frequently asked question (FAQ) RAR foldersExternal link (opens in new tab)) and provide us with the passwords separately.

PERSONAL DATA: If your documents contain personal data belonging to people outside your household, please ensure that you are authorised to share this data before uploading your documents. If your documents contain sensitive personal data, such as biometric data, medical data or data on criminal convictions, please ensure that you indicate this when prompted, upon submitting your documents. For further information on our processing of personal data contained in uploaded documents, please see:
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For further information on confidentiality in our handling of document content please see:
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