Welcome to the information page of the Jamaica Consulate, San Francisco. This information is provided courtesy of the Jamaican American Association of Northern California. The Honorary Consul is an appointed position by the government of Jamaica. This is a voluntary appointment, which does not incur a cost to the government.
The Honorary Consul, San Francisco, is Dr. Newton Gordon.
Office Hours: Direct contact with the Honorary Consul is by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Appointments are available on Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. An appointment may be obtained by calling one of the numbers listed below. Walk-in service is not available.
Dr. Newton C. Gordon
52 Donna Way
Oakland, CA 94605
510-562-4391 (Main line)
510-290-8186 (Other Cell)
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or honoraryconsulateofJamaica@gmail.com
Duties and Responsibilities
- Promotion of the national interests of Jamaica.
- Protection of the interests of Jamaican Nationals.
- Issuance of Travel Documents and Visas.
- Assistance during Visits of Jamaican Dignitaries and Officials.
The Honorary Consul can provide information on:
- Jamaican citizenship and the Jamaican Nationality Act of 1962
- Requirements for entry into Jamaica
- Guidelines for returning residents
- Types and categories of visas
- Assistance to and repatriation of destitute Jamaicans
- Transportation of human remains to Jamaica
- Additional resources: websites of Jamaica Information Service , Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), and the Accountant General of Jamaica.
The Consulate does not process passport applications. The application may be downloaded and printed (color printer) from the New York Consulate General, the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) or the Jamaican Embassy in Washington, DC. The Consulate will assist Jamaicans in reviewing completed passport applications to ensure seamless processing by the Jamaican Embassy, in-transit to the Passport Office in Jamaica.
- Review and certification of passport re-application by the Honorary Consul is not a requirement for processing.
- Passport re-application may be certified by a Notary Public. A Notary Public must attached a completed California Acknowledgment Form (downloadable from the CA Notary Website) in lieu of signature for certification of photograph.
- Residents of California, Maryland and Virginia must mail the completed application, required fee and current FEDEX fee for return postage to the Embassy.
The following popular forms may be downloaded from PICA (www.pica.gov.jm):
- Immigration Extension of Stay
- Decent Application Form
- Renunciation Form
- Citizenship of a woman by marriage
- Naturalization of Alien