Visa and Consular Services

Whether you need a visa for Germany or are looking for information on our consular services for Jamaican citizens, this site will guide you through the process and give you helpful information. Information on passport applications or citizenship matters for German nationals is available on the German version of our website only.

Please note that from May 11th, 2015 onwards applicants for German passports or visas are required to make an online appointment – please schedule your appointment in the box on the right-hand side.

Visitors for other consular matters such as Family – and Citizenship Matters, Legalization or Certification of Documents need to book an online appointment as well – please schedule your appointment in the box on the right-hand side.

For administrative reasons the Embassy is only able to conduct limited official consular services such as legalizations, confirmation of life certificates, authentication of photocopies.

Certificate Of Conduct

Any individual who has reached the age of 14 may apply for a certificate of conduct for personal or official purposes at the Federal Office of Justice in Bonn.

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Certifications of signatures and notarization of photocopies

Certifications of Signatures and photocopies of documents can be certified without prior appointment during the opening times of the consular section (Monday to Friday 8:30 to 11:30 am).

Customs Regulations

Do you have questions about the private movements of goods and cash, on customs procedures, commercial goods traffic or on customs restrictions? Check out this section with information on the German Customs Regulations.

Legalisation of Jamaican documents

As a rule, Jamaican documents such as marriage or birth certificates or certificates of non-impediment are only recognized by German authorities if their authenticity and evidentiary value has been confirmed by a legalisation.


Life Certificate (Lebensbescheinigung)

Once a year, pensioners  receive the form “Lebensbescheinigung” (life certificate) requesting confirmation that they are still alive. The certification may, for example, be performed by any Justice of the Peace in Jamaica or by our Honorary Consul in the Bahamas.



Going to Germany? If you are a resident of Jamaica, the Cayman Islands or the Turks and Caicos Islands, this website will guide you through the application process. It also allows you to download free of charge the relevant application forms.

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“Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages

Facts about Germany

“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” (incl. the new book for young adults in 9 languages) can be downloaded as an e-paper.