Jamaican Nationality Act

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JAMAICAN NATIONALSTY

THE JAMAICAN NATIONALITY ACT

REGULATIONS
(under section 13)

made by the Minister on the 27th day of December, 1962) L.N. 34662
Amdr:
L.N 147167

29Al91 1. These Regulations may be cited as the Jamaican Nationality
57plg2

Regulations, 1962. 120/94
169N96

84N2005

2. In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires "thc
Constitution" means the Constitution of Jamaica.

PART I.-Application for Citizenship

2A. An application by a person born overseas for a document to certify
Jamaican citizenship by descent under section 3 of the Constitution shall be
accompanied by the fee specified in the Fourth Schedule. F O W ~ ~

Schedule

3. An application by a man or woman for registration as a citizen of
Jamaica under subsection (1) or (3) of section 4 of the Constitution or under
section 7 of the Constitution shall be made to the Minister in the form set out
as Form R 1 in the First Schedule; and the oath of allegiance required to be Fm1
taken by an applicant who is a British protected person or an alien shall be s",.Ye,
subscribed and attested, and as so subscribed and attested shall be included in
the form of application.

4. An application for registration as a citizen of Jamaica under subsection
(2) of section 4 of the Constitution shall be made to the Minister in the form
set out as Form R. 2 in the First Schedule. F~ R 2,

5. An application for registration as a citizen of Jamaica under section 3
of the Act shall be made in the form set out as Form R 3 in the First F-R.S.
Schedule.

6. An application for the registration of a minor child of a citizen of
Jamaica as a citizen of Jamaica under subsection (1) of section 4 of the Act
shall be made to the Miruster in the form set out as Form R. 4 in the First F-R 4
Schedule.

PART 11.-Naturalisation

7. An application for a certificate of natwalisation shall be made in the

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F d
scheduk

form set out as Form N. 1 in the First Schedule.
FmlN I

8. A certificate of naturalisation granted by the Minister shall be in the
snond form set out in the Second Schedule and shall be signed by the Minister or by
scheduk a person authorized by him in that behalf.

9 . 4 1 ) The oath of allegiance required by section 6 of the Act to be taken
by a person to whom a certificate of naturalisation has been gmnled,shall be
endorsed on the certificate of naturalisation to which it relates.

(2) The oath of allegiance required as aforesaid shall be taken with-
in one calendar month of the date of the certificate of naturalisation to
which it relates or within such extended time as the Minister may permit, and
if the oath is not taken within the said time the certificate shall have no
effect:

Provided that permission shall not be deemed to have been given under
this paragraph qless a statement to that effect is endorsed on the certificate
and signed by a person authorized by regulation 8 to sign a certificate of
naturalisation

(3) The oath of allegiance required as aforesaid shall be registered at
the office of the Minister.

PART HI.-Re,mnciation and Deprivation of Citizenship of Jamaica

1 0 . 4 1 ) A declaration of renunciation of citizenship of Jamaica made
under subsection (1) of section 7 of the Act shall be in the form set out in the

Third
Schedule

Third Schedule.

(2) The declaration shall subject to the provisions of the said section
7, be registered in the office of the Minister.

1 1 . 4 1 ) When it is proposed to make an order under section 8 or 9 of
the Act depriving a person of his citizenship of Jamaica, the notice required
by subsection (5) of section 8 to be given to that person may be given-

(a) in the case where that person's whereabouts are known, by
causing the notice to be delivered io him personally or by
sending it to him by post:

(b) in the case where that person's whereabouts are not known, by
sending it to his last known address.

(2) Where the Minister has given notice as aforesaid and the
person to whom it is given has the right on making application therefor, to an

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enquiry under subsection (6) of section 8 of the Act, the application shall be
made-

(a) if that person is in Jamaica at the time when the notice is given to
him, within twenty-one days from the giving of the notice;

(b) in any other case, within such time, not being less that twenty-one
days from the giving of the notice, as the Minister may determine:

Provided that the Minister may in special circumstances at any time
extend the time within which the application may be made.

(3) Any notice given in accordance with the provisions of this
regulation shall, in a case in which the person to whom it is given has the
right, on making application therefor, to an enquiry under subsection (6) of
section 8 of the Act, include a statement of the time within which such
application must be made.

12. Where an order has been made depriving a person who is a citizen of
Jamaica by registration of that citizenship, his name shall be removed from
the register of citizens of Jamaica in which it is entered.

13. Where an order has been made depriving a person naturalised in
Jamaica of his citizenship of Jamaica, the person so deprived or any other
person in possession of the relevant certificate of naturalisation shall, if
required by notice in writing given by the Minister, deliver up the said
certifiate to the Minister or such person and within such time as may be
specified in the notice, and the said certificate shall thereupon be cancelled or
amended.

PART IDA.-Restoration of Citizenship

13k An application for the restoration of citizenship under section 9A of
the Act, shall be made to the Minister in the form set out as Form R 5 in the
First Schedule. FM Schedule.

F m R 5

14. Where a person wishes to make an application or declaration under
these Regulations aud the form set out in the Schedule erred to in the
regulation is, in the opinion of the Minister, unsuitable to the "i particular case,
the Minister may authorize the application or declaration being made in some
other form

15. A certi6cate of citizenship in case of doubt given under section 10 of
the Act shall be signed by the Minister or by a person authorized by him in
that behalf.

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16. Any application for declaration made in accordance with regulation 3,
5, 6, 7,or 10 shall not be accepted or registered, and the oath of allegiance
required by sections 4 and 7 of the Constitution, and section 6 of the Act
shall be of no effect unIess it is signed in the presence of or administered by
one of the following persons-

(a) in Jamaica-
any Justice of the Peace or Notary Public or any person authorized
to administer oaths;

(b ) elsewhere-
any consular officer of the Government of Jamaica or any consular
officer of Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom acting
on behalf of the Government of Jamaica or, if there is no such
consular officer, any person authorized by the Government of
Jamaica in that behalf, or any person for the time being authorized
by law, in the place where the applicant, declamnt or deponent is,
to administer an oath for any judicial or other legal purpose:

Provided that if the applicant, declamnt or deponent is serving in the
armed forces the application or declaration may be signed in the presence of,
or the oath administered by, any officer holding a commission in those
forces, whether the application, declaration or oath is made or taken in
Jamaica or elsewhere.

17. A document may be certified to be a true copy of a document for the
purposes of subsection (2) of section 12 of the Act by means of a statement
in writing to that effect signed by a person authorized by the Minister in that
behalf.

18.-(1) Subject to the provisions of this regulation the fees specified in
Fourth
Schedule

the Fourth Schedule may be taken and shall be paid to the Accountant-
General.

(2) Fees payable under the Fourth Schedule shall be in the amount
and currency specified in the second column of that Schedule in relation to
the respective countries from which the matters originate.

(3) Of the fee payable in respect of the grant of a certificate of
naturalisation f ifty dollars (if the applicant is a British protected person) or
one hundred dollars (if the applicant is an alien) shall be payable on the
submission of the application for a certificate and shall in no circumstances
be returned, and the balance shall be payable on the receipt of the decision to
grant a certificate:

Provided that where a husband and wife apply at the same time for
certificates and are residing together at the time of the applications and the
balance is paid in respect of the grant of a certificate to one of them, no
balance shall be payable in respect of the grant of a certificate to the other.

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Tbir application should be completed.
subscribed and submitted in Duplicate.

THE JAMAICAN NATIONALITY REGULATIONS, 1962
(Regulation 3)

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION AS A CITIZEN OF JAMAICA
MADE BY A WOMAN UNDER SECTION 4(1) OR 4(3) OR 7 OF
THE CONSTITUTION BY VIRTUE OF HER MARRIAGE TO A

ClTIZEN OF JAMAICA

C~mro~-Section 14(1) of the Jamaican Nationality Act provides that-
"Any pereon who for the purpose of procuring anything to be done or

not to be done under this Act or under the provisions of Chapter I1
of the Qnstitubon, makes any statement which he knows to be
false ia a material particulq, or recklessly makes a statement which
is false in a matenal parhculat,. +all be ~ l t y of .an offence and
shall be liable on .summary connchon before a Res~dent Magutrate
to imppsonment 71th or without hard labour for a term not exceed-
ing three months. .

Name and
address in fd
in black
capitals.

Delete ward
in ( ) wbich
does not
apply.

Delete words
in ( ) which
do not
a d y .

Delete word
in( )*h
d m not
apply.
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in( )which
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of. ......................................................................................
............................. ....................................... was born at on

....................................... 2. My father's full n h e (is) (was)
................... .................................... and he was born at on..

........................ .............................. 3. I was mamed at on
to [full name of husband] ...................................................

........ of (late of) [husband's address or last address if deceased].
............. ............................... 4. My husband was born at on

5. My husband's father's full name (is) (was) ........................
.............................. ........................... and he was born at on

6. My mamage (is still subsisdag) (has terminated by reason
of) [if the marrlnge is not srtbsisting, state whether it w m termimt-

.............................. ed by the husband's death or by divorce]
7. My husband (is) (would but for his death have become) a

citizen of Jama~ca by reason of the fact that [Here state the
.................................... grounds on which this claim is made]

8. I am (a) a citizen of the following oountries mentioned in
the First Schedule to the Jamaican Nationality
Aot, that is to say [Insert name of country or

........................................................ countries].

or (b) a citizen of the Republic of Ireland
or (c) a British subject without citizenship un&r section

13 of the British Nationality Acf 1948, by reason
of the followmg facts-[Here state the grounds on
which the applicant cl- to be such a citizen or

.................. British subject, without citizenship]
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or (4 a British protected person by reason of my con-
nection with [Here state the protectorate or other
territory from which the applicant derives her
status as a British protected person, and her con- .............................................. nection therewith]
.....................................................................

or (e) an alien and a subject or citizen of the following
countries, that is to say [Insert name of country
or countries] ..................................................
.....................................................................

or u> a stateless alien and was formerly a subjeot or
citizen of the following countries that is to say
.....................................................................
and ceased to be such by reason of the following
facts-[Here state the cause whereby the applicant
ceased to be a subject or citizen of the countries
in question, whether these countries are men-
tioned in the First Schedule of the Act, the
Republic of Ireland or foreign countries] ............

9. 1 have contracted the following other marriages-[Here state
place and date of marriage and name and na t io~ l i t y or citizen-

................................................ ship of husband in each case]

Delete words 10. I (have) (have not) previousIy renounced or been deprived
in ( ) which of citizenship of Jamaica. [If the applicant has renounced her
do not citizenship of Jamaica, here state the date on which the declaru-

tion of renunciation was made; and i f she has been deprived
of her citizenship, state the dute on which, and the authority by

.............................. whom, the order o f deprivation was made]

11. I hereby apply to be registered as a citizen of Jamaica.
I, ................................................................................. do
solemnly and sincerely declare that the foregoing particulars
stated in this application are true, and I make this solemn declara-
tion conscientiously believing the same to be true.

(Signature of Applicant) .............................................
Made and subscribed this ............... day of .................. 19 ......

before me ..................................... at.. ..................................
......................... .....[ Justice of the Peace or other oficial title]
(If the applicant is a British protected person or an alien the
Oath of Allegiance shall be subscribed and attested in the form
hereunder.

Oath of Allegiance

Full name. I , ............................................................ do swear that I
will be faithful and .bear true all&ance to Her Majesty, Queen
Elizabeth 11. Her Hem and Successors accordmg to law and that
I will faithfully observe the laws of Jamaica and fulfil my duties
as a citizen of Jamaica. SO HELP ME GOD.

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.................................................. (Signature).
............... ... ............. Sworn and subscribed this.. day of.. .19...

before me ................................. at .......................................
.............................. [lustice of the Peoce or other oficial tide]

This application should be completed,
r u b s c n i and submitted in Duplicate.

THE JAMAICAN NA~ONAL~TY REGULATIONS, 1962
(Regulation 4)

C~unoNSection 14(1) of the Jamaican Nationality Act provides that-
"Any person who for the purpose of procuring anything to be done or

not to be done under this Act or under the provisions of Chapter I1
of the Constitution, make8 any statement which he knows to be false
in a material particular, or mckles9ly makes a statement which is
false in a material particular, shall be guilty of an offence and shall
be liable on a p m r y oonviction bcfwe a Resident Magistrate to
imprisonmeat wth or without hard labour for a term not exceeding
three months.".

.................................................... N a m e d 1. I
d b in

(the Pamtlpuardian
Nl in block of ............................................................. ) of ..................
upttJI. (Ln * (who) wan born at.. ............................................................. minor rppa
atbn'mut ............................................................................. be mde by on. zz&",.

..................... ~ c l * e w o h 2. My (Hia/Her) father's full name (is) (was)
t:nd %%. .................................... ~e was h r n at .............................

on. .............................................................................
Delete words 3. I am (Heishe is) (single) (married) (a widower) (a widow)
in ( which (divorced from my wife/husband).
do not apply.

~ a a e aordr 4. My (HislHer) (wife's) (husband's) full name (is) (was). .....
in( )which
do nor a m y . .................................................................
~ a l q e wor& 5. I am (He/She is) a British Subject, Citizen of tho United
whlcb do
not apply. Kingdom and Colonies, having become such a Qtnm by virtue of having been naturalised/registered in the former Colony of .......................................................................... Jamaica on
~ e ~ e ( c word 6. I attach CertScate of Naturalisation/ Registration No.. ....
which does
not apply. dated the ...........................................

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7. I hereby apply to be registzred as a citizen of Jamaica.

1 , .......................................................................................
do solemnly and sincerely declare that the foregoing particulars
stated in this application are true, and I make this solemn
declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true.

.......................................... (Signature of Applicant)

........................ .................. Made and subscribed this day of
19.. .... before me. ................................... at.. .......................

.....................................................................
[Justice of the Peace or other

oficial title]

(FOR OFFICIU use)

his appkarion ahould be comdetsd,
subscnibed and submitted in Duplicale.

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(Regulation 5)

APPLlCATlON FOR REGISTRATION AS A CITIZEN OF JAMAICA
UNDER SECTION 3 OF THE ACT MADE BY AN ADULT COM-

MONWEALTH CITIZEN OR CITIZEN OF THE REPUBLlC OF
IRELAND, ON THE GROUND OF ORDINARY RESIDENCE IN

JAMAICA OK ON THE GROUND OF CROWN SERVICE
UNDER THE GOVERNMENT OF JAMAICA

Cnvnm-Section lyl) of the Jamaican Nationality Act, provides that-
"Any person who for the purpose of procuring anything to be done

or not to be done under this Act or under the provisions of Chapter
I1 of the Constitut~on, .makes any statement which he knows to be
false in a material parhcular, or recklessly makes a statement which
is false in a material particular, .shall be guilty of an offence and shall
be liable on summary connctlon before a Res~dent Magistrate to
imprisonment,,with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding
three months. .

Name and
address in full
in block
c a ~ t a l s .

Delete word
in ( ) which
dow not apply.

Delete words
in( )which
do not apply.

Delete wofds
in( )which
d o not apply.

Delete sub-
paragraph
which does
not apply.

...................................................................................... of.
............... am a person of full age and capacity and was born at

.............................................................. on.. ......................
2. My father's full name (is) (was) ....................................

............................... and he was born at.. on. .......................

3. I am (single) (fnewkcr) (a widow) (a widower) (divorced
from my wife/husband) .........................................................

..................... 4. My (wife's/hu<nd's) full name (is) (was)

5. I am (a) a citizen of the following countries mentioned
in the First Schedule of the Jamaican National-
ity Act, that is to say, [Insert name of country
or countries] .................................................
...................................................................

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or (b) a citizen of the Republic of Ireland, by reason
of the fact that [Here state the grounds on which ......... the applicant claim to be such a citizen]

Delete words 6. I have been ordinarily resident in Jamaica or have been in
w h i d do not the Crown Service under the Government of Jamaica or partly
apply. the one and partly the other for a period of five years ending

with the date of this application.
~ l t h e t at bath (a) Details of Residence -. . -. - -
of sub-para-
rn br (a)

complaed. I Postal address in Jamaica 1 (Date) From ' (Date) Years Months
Total residence.. .............. .;. ........... . ?'-

(4 Details of Service

Total service .................................... Y W

Government
Department

by which
employed

[If the period involved is less than @e years here state the
special circumstances in which it is deemed that the shorter
period should be accepted.]

Delete words 7. I (have) (have aot) previously renounced or been deprived*
in ( ) which of citkmbi of Jamaica. [If the applicant hm renounced his or
don~tapp1y- her citizenshp of Jamaica, here state the date on which the

declaration or renunciation was made; and if he or she hru been
deprived of his or her citircnship, stute the date on which, and .. the authority by whom, the order o f deprivation wcu made]....

8. I hereby apply to be registered as a citizen of J d c a .

Mmths

I,. ... :. do solemnly and ...........................................................
sincerely declare that the foregoing particukrs stated in this
application are true, and I make this sulann declaration oon-
scientiously believing the same to be true.

Capacity in which
employed

............................................ (Signature of Applicant).
..................... ............ Made and subscribed this day of 19 ....:,

........................ ....................... ..................... before me.. : ak

To
(Date)

From
(Date)

............................................................
[Justice of the Peace, or other ofiial title]

(FOR OPmCUL USE)

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If married, give full name and Nationality
natio" of husband or wife -1 1 If husband or wife is dead, give place and date of death ... If marriage has been annulled or dissolved, give place and date of Court Decree ...

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FORM R.4
'Ike JAMAICAN NATIONAL~TY REGULATIONS, 1962

(Regulation 6)

APPLICATION FOR THE REGISTRATION AS A CITIZEN OF
JAMAICA OF A PERSON UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE

C~UTl~~--Section 14(1) of the Jamaican Nationality Act, provides that-
"Any person who for the purpose of procuring anything to be done

or not to be done under this Act or under the provisions of Chapter
11 of the Consti.tution, .makes any statement which he knows to be
false in a matenal particular, or recklessly makes a statement which
is false in a material particular, shall be guilty of an offence and shall
be liable on summary conviction before a Resident Magistrate to
imprisonmentv,with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding
three months. .

1. PARTICULARS OF MINOR
Minor's full original name in ... country of birth ...

(IN BLOCK LE'ITERS)

If name at birth has been altered.
give particulars and date of

... alteration ...

... Pnseat private address ...
... Occupation ...

Country, place and date of b i d ...

... Natiaality at birth ...
... Present nationality if m e m t

State how change in nationality ... was made ...
If stateless, say how nationality ... was lost ...
Stnte if minor is single, married,

... andow. wdower or dworced

-
Country

Place

Date of Birth

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(b) In other countries . .
(Only the name of the country need be given)

If this application is granted, the minor intends to live in ..............................
(insert namo of country)

State whothcr dight. fair, good or excellent
(NottTbis idonnation is not required in the caw of a vcoy

young child.)

4. Give de.taiIs of ALL PROC~DMGS OF ANY KIND taken against the minor in civil
or cnrmnal courts of law:

I I I
Nature of Proceedings -r Rdt

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5. PARTICULARS OP PARENIX

Father's full name in his country
of birth ...

(h BLOCK LBTIERS)

Place of birth ...

If living, state present address
and nationality ...

If dead, state place and date of
death and nationality at time
of death ...

Mother's full name before mar-
riage in her country of birth

(IN BLOCK LHITBRS)

... Place of birth

If living, state present address
and nationality ...

If dead, state place and date of
death and nationality .at time
of death ...

..

6. Approximate date of any previous application for nahlral- ... ... isation or r&stration of minor ...

Address

Nationality

Place

Nationality

I Date

...

...

...

7. ApprxxnoN
Complete E~THBR paragraph (a) OR (b), whichever is appropriate. Para-

graph (c) below and paragraph (4 overleaf MU- be completed in all
cases.

THB P m
To be comp1eted only
where the application ie
made by a parent.

Country

I,.. ....................,.............am a parent of

Plaw

....................................... to whom the
foregoing particulars relate and am a citizen
of Jamcuca. I hereby a ply fpr hislher
registration as a citizcn o f ~ s m u c a .

Addrurs

Nationality

Place

Nationality

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(b) THE GUARDIAN
.............................. To be completed only I , am the guardian of

where the application is
made by a guardian. .......................................... to whom the

foregoing particulars relate and am-
Comple:. EITHER (i) or (i) a citizen of Jamaica;
(ii) or (III) or (iv) or (v)
as neaxssary and strike (ii) a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colomes; out those which do not
apply. (iii) a citizen of the Commonwealth

country of .................................
(iv) connected with the British Protcc-

torate or British Protected State
of ..........................................

by reason of ..............................
................................................

(v) a national of the f o & n a t e of

Complete BITMER (i) or I am authorized to act as guardian-
(i) whichever is appro-
priate and strike out the (i) by the Co* at ........................
other. (ii) by the xtunor's fathalmother

whose consent is attached.
I hereby apply for hislher registration as

a citizen of Jamaica.
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(c) REASONS FOR APPLICATION
....................................... The reasons why registration is desired are

(d) [Thir port of the application must be signed in the presence of o
Justice of the Pcacc or cmy person authorized to dmin&ter oaths.]

I do solemnly and sincerely declare that the
foregoing particulm in this application
true and I make this solemn declarabon
consciu1tiou~ly belie* the same to bo true.

I undertake to infonn the Ministsr in
writing forthwith if, at any time before
registr@ion, the of any of the
forego^ e ~ - e c ~ by an alter-
ation in circumstances of the minor.

Signature of Applicant ...........................
Varent/Guardion)

...... ........... ............... ..................... Made m d subscribed at this ....day of 19
............................................... before me

[Justice of the Peace or other
ofiial title. J. ......................................................................................

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REFERENCES

Mr.
1. Name (IN BLOCK LITI-ERS) Mrs.

Miss.. ................................................

................................................................................. Full postal address

I, the undersigned, hereby state that I am a citizen of Jamaica by birth, that I

om a householder and that I am not the solicitor or agent or a relative of

I support this applicati~n from my personal knowledge of and close acquaint-
ance with the applicant for ........................... y e a . I vouch for his/her good
character and loyalty and am prepared to furnish full details about my knowledge
of and acquaintance with the applicant. I haw read the caution at the top of
page one.

............................................... ...................................... Date.. Signature..

Mr.
2. Name (IN BLOCK m) Mn.

Miss ..................................................

Full postal addresa .................................................................................

I, the undersigned, haeby state that I am a citizen of Jamaica by birth; that

I am a householder; and that I am not the solicitor or agent or a relative of

I support this application from my personal knowledge of and close aquaint-
ance with the applicant for ........................... years. I much for hislher good
character apd loyalty and am prepared to furnish full detaile a b u t my knowledge
and aquamtance mth the appl~cant. I have read the cauhon at the top of
page one.

Date. ...................................... Signature.. ...............................................
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Form R.5

This application obould be
completed, subscribed and
rubmittad in Dwplieste.

THE JAUKAlCAN N'ATIIQNALITY REGUL4lXOINS

(Regulation 13A)

AZTLICATION FOR RESTORATION OF CITIZENSHIP

aAUTION - Section 14 (1) of the Jamaican Nationality Act provides that-
"Any penon who for the purpose of procuring anything

to be done under this Act or under the provision of
Chapter I1 of the Constitution, makes any sMement
which he knows to be false in a material particular.
or recklessly makes a statement which is false in a
material particular, shall be guilty of an offence and
shall be liable on summary conviction before a
Resident Magistrate to imprisonment wish or with-
out hard labour for a term not exceeding three
months.".

.....................
follows : -

, of ............................................
(state address)

do eolemnly and sincerely declare aa

........................................................................... THAT my full name ia :

THAT I wao born at ........................ on ................................................... :

THAT I acquired Jamaicraa citizenship by birth/descent/adoption (delete the
inappropriate word(s) ) :

m T I war married at ........................................................................ on

......... the ..... ................day of ......................... 19 to.. ............................ :

............................................................... T H A T m y muse's full name is

and bis /br last ad&= ia ........................................................................ :

....................................... THAT I renouncad m y Jamaican & M p on the

....................................... ......... day of ..................................... 19 becaw
(slate reason)

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..............................................................................................................

............ and 1 am requesting reinstatement of my ~amaican cltizcnship bccanure

..........................................................................................................
(stale reason)

THAT my present ci&knship ia ............................................................ and

was granted on the ..................day of ........................... 19 ......... by .........

..........................................................

=T 1 hereby apply for reiostatement as a atizen of J d c a . m. I.

........................................................... the said thia wlemn declaration
conscientiously b e l i d g fie same to be true.

T& and aolrnrvw1edged this

............... day-of ................... 19 ......

before me.. ............................. ....at

.....................................................

.....................................................

.....................................................

Justice of the Peace for thc Parish
of

*TO be completed only where applicaMe.

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FORM N. 1
THE JAMAICAN NATIONALITY RBGULATIONS, 1962

APPLICATION BY AN ALIEN OR BRITISH PROTECTED PERSON FOR
A CERTIFICATE OF NATURALISATION (Regulation 7)

C~moN-!3ection 14(1) of the Jamaican Nationality Act, provides that-
"Any person who fos the purpose of procuring anything to & done or

not to be done under this Act or under the provisions of Chapter 11
of the Constitution, makes any statement which he knows to be
false in a material particular, or recklessly makes a statement which
is false in a material particular, shall be guilty of an offence and
shall be liable on summary conviction before a Resident Magistrate
to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not excxd-
ing three months!'.

The form must be read carefully before it is completed. Portions of the
form which are not applicable should be struck out and initialled in every case.

1. Original name in full in coun-
try of birth

......................................................... cm -1
If name at buth has been

altered, give particulars and
date of alteration .........................................................

Particulars of any other
name(s) used for private

......................................................... wses
Parhculars of any other

name+) used for trading or
business purposes ........................................................

Private addres .........................................................
Occupation .........................................................
Business address andlor name

and address of employers
(if a director, names and
a d d m of companies con- ......................................................... cerned)

Country, place and date
of birth

Nationality at birth
presmt nationality if M-
erent
State .how change in
nahonahty was made
If sW&ss my how na-
tionality wss lost
If the applicaut L a
British protected person :

(i) State name of pro-
-rate, protected
state, mandated ter-
ritory or trust tcr-
rim from which
he derives the sta-
tus of a British pro-
tected m n

............................................ 1.. ..........
Country ..............................................
Place.. ................................................
Date of bhth .......................................
.........................................................

.........................................................
*If the applicant ir a British protected pvam he/* need nor compl~s (b), (c). (dl md (e).

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(i) Say how that status
was acquired .........................................................

(g) Particulars of any other
nahonal status .........................................................

3. Father's full name in country
of his birth

(in BLoaL LETTERS) .........................................................
Present address (if living):

Nationality (if dead, at time
of death) .........................................................

Mother's full name before
marriage in country of her
birth

(in BLOCK LBI?BRS) .........................................................
Present address (if living):

Nationality (if dead, at time
of death) .........................................................

4. State if single, married, widow-
er, widow or divorced

If married, state :
Date and place of mamage

Wife's full name before mar-
riage

(in BLOCK LHITBRS)
Nationality and, if living,

present address

Husband's name
(in BLOCK LETIERS)

and nationality
If husband of wife is dead

give date and place OF death
If marriage d~ssolved, gve date

and place of decree

.........................................................
Date.. ............................. Place .............

Name.. ...............................................
Nationality.. ........................................
Address. ..............................................
Name.. ...............................................
Nationality. .........................................
Date.. ............................ Place. ............
Date.. ............................. Place.. ...........

* 5. Statement Regarding Residence
(a) I have lived in Jamaica throughout the period of twelve months

immediately preceding the date of this appl~cation; and
(b) during the seven years immediately preceding this period of twelve

months have resided in Jamaica for periods amounting to not less
than four years

(c) I have been ordinarily resident in Jamaica throughout the period
of five years immediately preceding the date of this application.

I I I I I
Ipull Postal Ad-

in imaica I ~ m m t e J TO mate) I Y- I ~0n th . s
Details of 1
Residence I

I I I

(a) and (b) must be deleted if the applicant 4 a British protected plxm.
(c) must be deleted if the applicant is an ahen.

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TOW residence m Jamuca ... ...

I Name of Country [Rom @atell To (Date)
Durine the ueriod of resi- l-

den& ahown above, I have
visited the following fore-
ign countries '

If this application ie granted, I intend to live in Jamaica.

6. Statement Regarding Character, etc.
I am of good character and am 6nancially solvent.

7. Details of all proceeding8 of any kind taken against you in any Civil or
Criminal-

Nature of Proceedings [ Date 1 Plaw

I I

........................ 8. Date of any composition made with creditors Date af
bankruptcy. ........................................................

.............................. Date of discharge from bank~ptcy
............ 9. Approximate date of any previous applicetion for naturalhation

(a) PUll names of children
under 21 years of age tc
be registered

(b) Full names of otha
children

Date of
Birth

Date of
Birth

Ploa of
Birth

Haw of
Birth

where now
Resident

Whem noli
Resident

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11. Application
Delete and initial the I, the undersigned, to whom the foregoing particulars
words in brackets if in- relate, hereby apply to the Minister for the grant
applicable. of a Certificate of Naturalisation (and for the

registration of my minor children as indicated in
10 (a) above).

I do solemnly and sincerely declare that the foregoing
particulars stated in this application are true, and
I make this solemn declaration conscientiously
believing the same to be true.

If, at any time before a certificate is issued to me,
the accuracy of any of the foregoing particulars is
aflected by an alteration in circumstances, I
u n d e w e to inform the. Ministry of National
Secunty and Justice in wntmg forthwth.

(Signuture of applicant) .................................
...... ..................... ................... Made and subscribed this. .day of.. 19 before

(Signed). ......................................
[Justice of the Peace or other authorized person] .......................................

Mr.
1. Name (in BLQCK UTTERS) Mrs.

Miss.. ................................................
Full postal address ...........................................................................

I, the undersigned, hereby state that I am a citizen of Jamaica by
birth; that I am a householder; and that I am not the solicitor or agent or a
relative of ................................................................................................

I support this application from my personal knowledge of and close
his

acquaintance with the applicant for ........................ years. I vouch for--good
her

character and loyalty and am p r e p a d to furnish full details about my knoiedge
of and acquaintance with the applicant

I have read the caution at the top of this fom.

................................ ................................................ Date.. signature..
Mr.

2. Name (in BI.DCK LETTERS) Mrs.
Miss.. ................................................

Full postal address ..............................................................................
I, the undersigned, hereby state that I am a citizen of Jamaica by

birth; that I am a householder; and that I am not the solicitor or agent or a
relative of ................................................................................................

I support this application from my personal knowledge of and close
hi9 -"

acquaintance with the applicant for ..................... years. I vouch for--good
her

character and loyalty and am prepared to furnish full details about my kn;$edge
of and acquaintance with the applicant.

I have read the caution at the top of this form.
Date.. ................................................ Signature.. ................................

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Mr.
3. Name (in BLOCK L E ~ R S ) Mrs.

................................................ Miss..
.............................................................................. Full postal address

I, the undersigned, hereby state that I am a citizen of Jamaica by
birth; that I am a householder; and that I am not the solicitor or agent or a
relative of ................................................................................................

I support this application from my personal knowledge of and close
hia -"

..................... acquaintance with the applicant for years. I vouch for--good
her

character and loyalty and am prepared to furnish full details about my knowledge
of and acquaintance with the applicant.

I have read the caution at the top of this form.

Date.. ................................................ Signature.. ................................
Mr.

4. Name (in BLOCK I . E ~ R S ) Mrs.
Miss.. ................................................

.............................................................................. Full postal address
I, the undersigned, hereby state that I am a citizen of Jamaica by

birth; that I am a householder; and that 1 am not the solicitor or agent or a
................................................................................................ relative of

I support this application from my personal knowledge of a@- close
his

acquaintance with the applicant for.. .......... .........y ears. I vouch for-good
her

character and loyalty and am prepared to furnish full details about my knowledge
of and acquaintance with the applicant.

I have read the caution at the top of this form.

Date. ................................................. Signature. .................................

ADVERTISEMENTS AND SUBMISSION O F APPLICATION

This form when completed should be forwarded to the Permanent &metmy,
Ministry of National Security and Justice, Kingston P.O., together with the fee
of four dollars (if the applicant is a British protected person) or six dollam
(in other cases) payable on submission of an application and two separate issues
of any daily newspaper circulating in the district in which the applicant resides,
each containing (clearly marked) an advertisement in the following form-

"Notice is hereby given that .......................................... of ........................
is applying to the Minister for naturalisation. and that any person who knows
any reason why naturalisation should not be granted should send a written and
signed statement of the facts to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of National
Security and Just~ce, Kingston P.O.".

SECOND SCHEDULE
No. .............................

JAMAICA
THE JAMAICAN ATTONUITY REGULATIONS, 1962

CERTIFICATE OF NATURALISATION (Regulation 8)

WHBRBAS.. . ...........................................................................................
has a p lied for a certificate of naturalisation, alleging with respect to himselt
lhersegthe particulars set out below, and has satisfied me that the conditions laid
down in the Jamaican Nationality Act, for the grant of a certificate of naturali-
sation are fulfilled.

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Now, therefore, in pursuance of the powers conferred upon me by the said
Act, I grant to the said ..............................................................................
this certificate of naturalisation, and declare that upon taking the oath of
allegiance within the time and in the manner required by the regulations made
in that behalf he/she shall be a citizen of Jamaica as from the date of this
certificate.

In witness whereof I have hereto subscribed my name this ...........................

.... day of ........................................................ 19..

............................................................
Minister / Person authorized by rhe

Minister

PARTICULARS RELATING TO APPLICANT

Full name .................................................................................................
Address.. ...................................................................................................

........................................................................... Profession or occupation
Place and date of birth.. ............................................................................
Nationality ................................................................................................
Single, married, etc ....................................................................................

........................................................................ Name of wife or husband
Names and nationalities of parents ............................................................

............................................................

OATH OF ALLEGlANCB

........................................................................................................ I,.
do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen
Elizabeth the Second, Her Heirs and Successors according to law and that 1
will faithfully observe the laws of Jamaica and fulfil my duties as a citizen of
Jamaica. SO HELP ME GOD.

Sworn and subscribed this ............................. day of ........................ 19 ......

before me ................................................................................................
[Justice of the Peace ................................... or other oficial tit&.]

.................................. Address..
Unless otherwise indicated hereon, if the-oath qf allegiance is pot taken within

one calendar month after the date of t h ~ s certdicate, the cerhficate shall not
take effect.

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,THIRD SCHEDYE (Regulation 10)

l l ~ JAMAICAN ATIONALITY REGULATIONS, 1962

DECLARATION OF RENUNCIATION OF CITIZENSHIP UNDER SECTION 7 OF THE
ACT MADE BY A CITIZEN OF JAMAICA WHO IS ALSO A CITIZEN OF ONE OF
THE COUNTRIES MENTIONED IN THE FIRST SCHEDULE TO THE ACT OR OF
THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND OR A NATIONAL OF A FOREIGN COUNTRY

Hseime~tfLLI 1. I, .....................................................................................
em of full capacity and was born at ......................................................
on. .............................................................................................

2. I havehave not been married

3. 1 am a citizen/national of .........................................................
under the law of that country.

4.1 hereby renounce my citizenship of Jamaica.

I,. ........................................................................................
do solemnly and sincerely declare that the foregoing particulars stated in this
declaration are true, and I make this solemn declaration conscientiously
believing the same to be true.

............................................. (Signed).
.................... ............................. Made and subsaibed this.. day of..

19.. ............... before me.

(Signed). .............................................
pustice of the Peace or other

official title]

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Matter in respect of
which fee may be taken

Registration of
Renunciation

Registration of
Citizenship under
section 9A of the Act

Registration of a minor
as a citizen under section
4 of the Act-

(a) If the application
for the minor's '
registration is
made at the same
time as an appli-
cation by one of
his parents for a
Certificate of
Naturalition;

(b) In any other case-
(i) if the minor is

a Common-
wealth citizen

(ii) if the minor is
a British
protected
perso"

(iii) if the minor is
an alien

Registration as a citizen
under section 4(l) or (3)
or section 7 of the
ConstiMion of a person
who is-

(a) a British protected
person or an alien

(b) a Commonwealth
ciiizen

(c) the spouse of a
citizen of Jamaica

In Jamaica

JA%
50.000.00

50,000.00

5,000.00

5,000.00

5,000.00

5,000.00

l5,OOO.OO

15,000.00

l5,OOO.OO

(Regulations 2A and 18)

Table ofFees

Second Column

Amount of fees
-

I n ~ d
Central and
South America,
Asia, Africa,
Australia, New
Zealand and the
Pacific States

US%
1000.00

In the United Eyope
Kingdom

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First Column
-

JA$
Application for a 5,000.00
document to certify
Jamaican citizenship

FOURTH SCHEDULE, contd.

Table of Fees, contd.

Supplying a certified 5,000.00
true copy of any notice,
certificate, order or entry
given, granted or made
by or under the Act or
the Constitution

Second Column

Amount of fees
-

US$ f Euro
1.000.00 60.00 74.00

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