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How to Get Your Birth Certificate From Jamaica

Updated July 19, 2017

If you were born in Jamaica, getting a copy of your birth certificate from the state Registrar General's Department is a relatively straightforward process, provided you have access to basic information about the circumstances surrounding your birth. You can do the procedure by mail or online.

Compile the required information about yourself. In order to apply for a copy of your birth certificate, You'll need to know your date of birth, the parish and hospital in which you were born, and the full names of your parents. You will also need to know the entry number assigned to you: this usually begins with two or more numbers followed by a sequence of letters indicating your parish of birth. If you don't know your entry number, you'll need to search for that separately at the official website of the Registrar General.

Obtain and complete a birth certificate application by mail, or fill out an online application, which can be found at the official website of the Registrar General's Department.

Wait to be contacted by the Registrar General's Office If you've filled out an online application. You may be assessed a fee for the birth certificate depending on the reasons for and circumstances of your request. If you have filled out an application by hand, mail it to: Registrar General's Department, Twickenham Park, St. Catherine, Jamaica W.I. You must also include payment for return postage; the exact amount depends on your location. you can ask your local Jamaican embassy or consulate for guidance.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer with Internet connection
  • Basic information about your birth, including the hospital and parish in which you were born
  • Postage fee
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Based in New York City, Jeremy Ruch has been a writer since 2010. He has been published in the university newspaper, "The Chronicle," and currently writes how-to articles, specializing in subjects pertaining to politics and law. He was an editorial page editor for his high school paper. He attends Duke University and is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts.