is recognized that within Returning Residents family units there may
be non-Jamaican spouses and children. Amendments to relevant legislation
provide all non-Jamaican spouses with the privileges granted to citizens
of Jamaica and provide that children born of Jamaican parents outside
of Jamaica may claim the right of citizenship by descent from either
parent. Non-Jamaican spouses may therefore enjoy the concessions granted
to Jamaican nationals.
If the country in which you currently reside has required that you
renounce your Jamaican citizenship in order to obtain citizenship
in that country, you remain eligible for Returning Residents Status.
However, there may be particular questions you wish to resolve in
instances where renunciation of Jamaican nationality has taken place
or with respect to the status of other family-members. Questions on
the procedure to be followed in regularizing your status or the status
of spouses or children should be directed to the Ministry of National
Security and Justice (See Information Pack Directory for address).
Queries may also be directed by mail, telephone or by a personal visit
to the Jamaicans Overseas Department or the nearest Jamaican Mission
overseas. Every effort will be made to provide prompt answers to your