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30 Jamaican Travel Facts - Part III.

Jamaican Visas: United States Citizens: All visitors, 16 years and older, must present a valid passport (or a passport that has expired for a period not exceeding one year provided that US immigration will re-admit such person on the expired passport) or an original birth certificate, naturalization certificate, or certificate of citizenship along with a valid, state-issued photo ID. No Jamaican visa is required for tourists and tourists are allowed to visit the island for a period not exceeding six months. Under-16 must present an original birth certificate and a valid photo ID such as a school ID. All documents must bear the same name. Residents may use an alien registration card, however some residents may require a visa. Contact the Jamaican Tourist Board office for more information.

Canadian Citizens: All visitors, 16 years and older, must present a valid passport or a "Statement of Live Birth" certificate with valid government issued photo ID. No Jamaican visa is required for tourists and tourists are allowed to visit the island for a period not exceeding six months. Under-16 must present an original birth certificate and a valid photo ID such as a school ID. All documents must bear the same name. Residents may use an alien registration card, however some residents may require a Jamaican visa. 

UK Citizens: Commonwealth citizens need only passports no Jamaican visa is required.

Japan Citizens: Passport required. A Jamaican visa is required for stays of over 30 days.

Jamaican GDP per capitia: US$3,350 or equivalent Jamaican currency, purchasing power parity is the average Jamaican GDP per capita.

Jamaican Arawak Indians: Jamaican Arawak Indians were the original inhabitants of Jamaica exterminated by the Spanish after Columbus discovered Jamaica in 1492. The Spanish were defeated by the British in 1655 in Jamaica.

See Jamaica By Air: Air Jamaica Express operates from Montego Bay and Kingston to all areas in Jamaica with landing fields on a daily basis.

Jamaican Rent-A-Car: In Jamaica you drive on the left. The speed limit is 30 MPH in Jamaican towns and 50 MPH on Jamaican highways. To rent any vehicle, visitors may use a drivers license (valid for 12 months) for up to a 3 month period. Drivers must be at least 25 years of age to rent a Jamaican car and must post a bond to meet Jamaican insurance regulations with cash, major credit card, or travelers checks. Jamaican service stations are open daily and will accept both cash, credit cards and debit cards.

Jamaican Water: Jamaican water is purified and filtered by modern methods.

Jamaican Marriage: To have a Jamaican marriage or Jamaican wedding you need the following:
- Original or certified copies of birth certificates presented to the Jamaican Registrar General.
- If either party is divorced, original or certified copies of divorce papers presented to the Jamaican Registrar General.
- If either party is widowed, original or certified copies of spouse's death certificate presented to the Jamaican Registrar General.
- Couple must be in Jamaica at least 48 hours (2 business days, weekends do not count) to qualify for the granting of a marriage license and also to conclude the necessary wedding arrangements presented to the Jamaican Registrar General.

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