Attesting Jamaican Documents (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions about Jamaican Apostille services

Can Jamaican documents be legalized by Apostille?

Yes - Jamaica is a member of the Apostille Convention.

Jamaican documents can be legalized for use abroad with an Apostille Stamp when destined for other signatory countries without additional certification by the destination country.

When Jamaican documents are required for non-apostille countries, such as AE United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates - TW TaiwanTaiwan - MY MalaysiaMalaysia - TH ThailandThailand - ZM ZambiaZambia - QA QatarQatar they need additional authentication by the embassy of the destination country.

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What types of documents can be legalized in Jamaica for use abroad?

Jamaican Apostille Stamps are issued to authenticate documents issued by a recognised public authority, including:

  • Jamaican birth, death and marriage certificates issued by the Registrar General's Department
  • Criminal Record Certificates
  • University degrees certified by the Ministry of Education
  • Court documents
  • Medical documents certified by the Ministry of Health
  • Letters of Good Standing and Confirmation issued by the Companies Office of Jamaica
  • Commercial certificates of free sale

Other documents can be authenticated with an Apostille in Jamaica when certified by a Jamaican notary or Justice of the Peace, including sworn declarations, affidavits and powers-of-attorney.

To confirm whether your document is eligible for apostille authentication in Jamaica, please contact us and we’ll check your document free of charge. For further information about our Jamaican apostille services and for assistance obtaining official copies of Jamaican documents, see:
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How can I obtain an apostille for a Jamaican birth, death or marriage certificate?

Apostilles for Jamaican birth, death and marriage certificates can be obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. An original certificate is required, issued by the Registrar General's DepartmentExternal link (opens in new tab)

For further information on authenticating Jamaican marriage certificates and other civil status certificates, please see:
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How can I obtain my Jamaican Criminal Record Certificate to use abroad?

Jamaican criminal record certificates can be obtained from the Apply online for a Jamaican Criminal Record Certificate Criminal Records OfficeExternal link (opens in new tab)

Applications from overseas must include 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.

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How do I obtain an apostille for company registration documents issued in Jamaica?

Certified copies of company registration and incorporation certificates issued in Jamaica by the Obtain Letters of Good Standing and Letters of Confirmation for Jamaican companies. Companies Office of JamaicaExternal link (opens in new tab) can be authenticated with an Apostille Stamp from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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How long does it take to obtain an apostille on a document in Jamaica?

Jamaican Apostilles from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade are normally processed in 2-3 weeks

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I need an apostille for my Jamaican birth, death or marriage certificate - do I need to provide an original certificate?

If you need an apostille on a Jamaican birth, death or marriage certificate, we can normally obtain a new certificate, so you don’t need to send your copy. If you need to submit your certificate in a country where English is not an official language, we offer certified translations recognised by authorities in Italy, Spain, France, Germany and many other countries.
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How can I obtain an apostille for my Jamaican University Degree and Transcripts?

Jamaican university degrees and transcripts must be certified by the Ministry of Education. They can then be authenticated with an Apostille Stamp from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.

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How can I obtain an apostille for a Jamaican Power of Attorney?

Powers of Attorney must be sworn before a Jamaican notary or Justice of the Peace. They can then be authenticated with an Apostille Stamp from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.

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How can I obtain a Jamaican Apostille on a medical certificate or doctor's letter?

Jamaican medical certificates must be certified by the Ministry of Health. An Apostille stamp can then be obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.

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Where can I see reviews of Isarey's Jamaican Attestation and Apostille Services?

You can see reviews from past clients who have used our attestation and apostille services:

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How can I obtain a copy of a Jamaican birth, marriage or death certificate?

Certified copies of Jamaican birth, death and marriage can be obtained from the Registrar General's DepartmentExternal link (opens in new tab)

Isarey can obtain Jamaican marriage certificates and other civil status certificates directly in Jamaica for overseas clients who need an Apostille Stamp. For further information, please contact us or see:
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How can I legalize a Jamaican degree certificate for submission to Qatar?

Jamaican university degrees required for submission to the authorities of Qatar must be certified by the Jamaican Ministry of Education, then legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade in Kingston. Once legalized in Jamaica, diplomas need to be attested at the Qatari embassy in Havana.

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How can I legalize a Jamaican degree certificate for submission to the United Arab Emirates?

Jamaican university degrees required for submission to the authorities of the United Arab Emirates must be certified by the Jamaican Ministry of Education, then legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade in Kingston. Once legalized in Jamaica, diplomas need to be attested at the UAE embassy in Havana.

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How can I legalize a Jamaican degree certificate for submission to Taiwan?

Jamaican university degrees required for submission to the authorities of Taiwan must be certified by the Jamaican Ministry of Education, then legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade in Kingston. Once legalized in Jamaica, diplomas need to be attested at the Taiwan embassy in St. Kitts and Nevis.

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How can I obtain an Apostille on a Jamaican criminal record certificate?

Jamaican Record Certificates can be authenticated with an Apostille Stamp from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade in Kingston. The original certificate is required, issued by the Apply online for a Jamaican Criminal Record Certificate Criminal Records OfficeExternal link (opens in new tab)

For assistance obtaining a Jamaican Criminal Record certificate, please contact us

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Where can I get my fingerprints taken for a Jamaican Criminal Record certificate?

To have your fingerprints taken outside Jamaica, contact the local police force. For more information on having your fingerprints taken in different countries, see:
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How can I obtain a Certificate of Good Standing for a company in Jamaica?

Letters of Good Standing for Jamaican companies are issued by the Obtain Letters of Good Standing and Letters of Confirmation for Jamaican companies. Companies Office of JamaicaExternal link (opens in new tab) and be authenticated with an Apostille Stamp from the Jamaican Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. Letters of Good Standing required for submission in Qatar or the United Arab Emirates must be attested by the embassy in Havana.

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How can I get a quote to certify my documents?

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.

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