Applying for a passport or ID card if you live in Jamaica

If you are a Dutch national living in Jamaica and you want to apply for or renew a Dutch passport or ID card, you can go to a Dutch embassy or consulate-general in another country, such as Cuba. You can also lodge your application at a Dutch border municipality or at the Schiphol desk.

Once you have completed your checklist, please continue with step 2.

Step 2: Check the additional requirements for Jamaica

Depending on your country of residence, additional document requirements may apply. Below you can find out about the requirements for Jamaica.

Proof of legal residence  

You must provide proof of legal residence in the country where you live. In Jamaica, you can do this by providing one of the following documents:

  • a valid visa and supporting documents;
  • a valid residence permit;
  • if you also hold the Jamaican nationality: a valid Jamaican passport or ID card.

Step 3: Apply at a Dutch border municipality or at Schiphol Airport

If you want to apply for your passport or ID card in the Netherlands, you can do so at one of the Dutch border municipalities or at Schiphol Airport.

Step 4: Apply in Cuba

If you want to apply for your passport or ID card in Cuba, first make sure you have all the required documents. You can see which documents you need by completing the checklist (step 1). You should also check what additional requirements apply in your country of residence (step 2). Then you can make an appointment.

How do I make an appointment?

You can make an appointment online to visit the embassy in Havana.

How much will it cost?

You can find the price of a passport or ID card in the overview of consular fees in Cuba.
Payments can only be made in cash, in Cuban pesos (CUC).

How long will it take?

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will first determine if you are a Dutch national. If so, you are entitled to a passport or ID card.

Your passport or ID card will be ready in about 3 weeks. You may be asked to provide additional documents to help us assess your application. In that case, the decision period will be extended.

What if I need my passport or ID card in the meantime?

If you need your current passport or ID card while your application is being processed, you can hand it in later, when you come to collect your new one.

How can I track my application?

When you apply for a travel document, you will receive a track & trace code. This allows you to track the status of your application online. You will be informed by email when your document is ready.

Collect your document

You can collect your document from the embassy in Havana between 8.30 and 9.00 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. You do not need to make an appointment. First check which days our offices are closed.

What happens to my old passport or ID card?

The embassy will cancel your old passport or ID card and then return it to you.

If your old document contains visas or residence permits that are still valid and you want to keep those pages intact, you should make this known beforehand.

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact the embassy in Havana.