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The Embassy of the United States of America in Jamaica serves as the official diplomatic mission of the United States of America, located in Kingston, the capital city.

The embassy is pivotal in managing and strengthening the bilateral relations between the U.S. and Jamaica, covering a wide array of areas including political, economic, cultural and social cooperation.

Through its various functions and services, the embassy aims to foster a strong partnership and mutual understanding between the two nations.

Key Functions and Services

1. Consular Services:
The U.S. Embassy provides an extensive range of consular services to American citizens residing in or visiting Jamaica. These services include passport renewals, notarial services, and emergency assistance such as medical evacuations and help in crisis situations. The consulate also facilitates visa processing for Jamaican citizens and other foreign nationals who wish to travel to the United States for tourism, business, education, or permanent residence, ensuring that the application process is smooth and efficient.

2. Cultural and Educational Exchange:
Promoting cultural and educational exchange is a significant focus of the U.S. Embassy. It supports and organizes various programs and events, such as cultural festivals, art exhibitions, and educational workshops, to enhance cultural understanding and foster people-to-people connections. Additionally, the embassy offers scholarships and exchange programs, such as the Fulbright Program, which provide opportunities for academic and professional development and strengthen educational ties between the U.S. and Jamaica.

3. Economic and Trade Promotion:
The embassy plays a crucial role in enhancing economic relations and promoting trade and investment between the U.S. and Jamaica. It provides support and resources to businesses from both countries looking to explore and expand commercial opportunities. By working closely with local business communities and trade organizations, the embassy helps to create a conducive environment for economic growth and bilateral trade partnerships.

4. Diplomatic Engagement:
Maintaining and enhancing diplomatic relations is a core function of the U.S. Embassy. It engages in regular dialogues and negotiations with the Jamaican government on a wide range of issues, including security, governance, human rights, and environmental sustainability. Through these efforts, the embassy works to advance mutual interests and address global challenges collaboratively.

Contact Details

Location

Address
142, 6 Old Hope Road, Kingston, Jamaica

Business Hour
Closed Now

  • Monday
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Thursday
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Friday
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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