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Kingston

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MARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS

Jamaica does not require a blood test for persons getting married here.  You must be on the island for at least 24 hours and the following documents are required:

Proof of citizenship - certified copy of birth certificate, which includes father’s name.

Parent’s written consent if under 18 years of age.

Proof of divorce if applicable (original certificate of divorce).

Certified copy of death certificate of deceased spouse if widowed.


All documents that are not issued in English must be translated by an Official Translator and subsequently certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country of residence and by the nearest Jamaican Mission or Honorary Consulate.

 

The processing fee for the Marriage License is Four Thousand Jamaican Dollars (approximately US$50.00). The marriage license is valid for 3 months and the application is a same day process.


TRAVEL INFORMATION

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

All persons travelling to Jamaica through the United States must present a passport, in order for entry and re-entry to the United States.  US citizens must present  a passport for re-entry to the US.

 

Canadian born citizens who do not possess a passport may travel to Jamaica on their original birth certificates and two government-issued photo identification documents.  Nationalised citizens of Canada may travel on their citizenship card plus one-government-issued photo identification document. Commonwealth citizens require a passport to enter Jamaica. US and Canadian citizens as well as citizens of Commonwealth countries do not require visas to enter Jamaica. All visitors to the island are required to show proof of their onward journey before they can be landed.


CURRENCY

The official currency of Jamaica is the Jamaican Dollar.  Major foreign currencies can be readily exchanged for Jamaican dollars at local banks or licenced exchange bureaus.

LANGUAGE

The official language of Jamaica is English. 



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Kingston has a tropical climate, influenced by its coastal location. The climate is characterized by a relatively wet season from May to November each year- which coincides with the hurricane season, and a dry season from December to April. The average temperature in Kingston is 27°C (81°F). The highest monthly average high temperature is 31°C (88°F) in June through to November while the lowest monthly average low temperature is 22°C (72°F) in January and February. The annual relative humidity is 74.8% and average monthly relative humidity ranges from 70% in August to 78% in October.

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The city proper is bounded by Six Miles to the west, Stony Hill to the north, Papine to the northeast and Harbour View to the east, communities in urban and suburban Saint Andrew. Communities in rural St. Andrew such as Gordon Town, Mavis Bank, Lawrence Tavern, Mt. Airy and Bull Bay would not be described as being in Kingston city. Two parts make up the central area of Kingston: the historic Downtown, and New Kingston. Both are served by Norman Manley International Airport and also by the smaller and primarily domestic Tinson Pen Aerodrome.

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Kingston is known as the throbbing heartbeat of the island. This tiny island is a spectacular retreat for couples, families or singles. Visitors are met by caring, friendly and welcoming Anguillians. You’ll find five-star luxury resorts, apartment hotels, villas and condo beach clubs. Calm, unpolluted waters await visitors to Lime Cay. This tiny island is a part of a Sunday tradition for both people who live in Kingston and nearby Portmore. Hellshire Beach is one retreat that's close enough to the capital to attract plenty of locals looking for some sun. Particularly well-known as a venue for open-air concerts and festivals, Hellshire Beach can become moderately busy during the weekends.

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Norman Manley International Airport, located in Kingston, use this airport if you’re visiting the capital city, Port Antonio or heading to the beautiful Blue Mountains. Efficient transport can be arranged to take you to the domestic airport in Kingston, Tinson Pen, where flights are available to other parts of the island. Car rentals, taxi services and tour operators are located in the Arrivals Ground Transportation Hall to help you get to your destination, safely and happily.

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With everything from colourful beachwear and tropical shirts to locally-made crafts and jewellery, Kingston has it all and shopaholics won't be disappointed. The New Kingston Shopping Centre off Dominica Drive is the place to go for a wide range of high quality products, while the Island Life Mall on St. Lucia Avenue offers a variety of shops, boutiques and even the Chelsea Art Gallery. Sovereign Centre is Jamaica's largest shopping centre and houses a variety of Western stores and boutiques, as well as a food court and two cinemas. Tuff Gong in Marcus Garvey Drive is the place to go for everything reggae, they even have a recording studio used by Ziggy Marley.

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Imagine the strains of Reggae beats or the pulse of Dancehall rhythms, on the beach or in the streets - from dusk til dawn. Welcome to Jamaica's nightlife - come and get your groove on. Although most hotels have onsite bars and the bigger properties even have more than one and most likely a nightclub threw in, there is no beating a night out on the town, hanging out where the locals do, to give you a real taste of what it’s like to party in another country. Whether you go with friends or make friends on the spot, there’s something for almost anyone in Kingston depending on the night of the week.

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Delicious seasonal fruits bursting with flavour, deep earthy spices and a melting pot of culinary traditions, make Jamaica a foodie's escape. Have a taste of what makes us the Home of All Right at fine dining restaurants, corner shops, jerk shacks and fruit stands across the island. We'll treat you to exotic foods you've never heard of but will remember for lifetime.Ask someone to name a traditional Jamaican food and they’ll most likely mention jerk chicken. Ubiquitous throughout Jamaica from roadside shacks to fancy restaurant twists, jerk chicken is, without doubt, a Jamaican institution. If you don’t know what it is, think pieces of chicken rubbed and marinated in a blend of hot spices before being smoked, traditionally over pimento wood.

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Dunns River Falls, embark on a scenic and informative drive to the most popular attraction in the Caribbean. Discover hundreds of different species of Ferns during your drive through Fern Gully rainforest before arriving at the Dunn's River Falls and Park. Experience thrill and excitement as you climb this magnificent natural stone staircase at Dunn's River Falls. Enjoy the different water flows and soak in the soothing effects of the exhilarating water as it cascades to the Caribbean sea. Stop for lunch at a Jamaican jerk restaurant before your return trip to Kingston.

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Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica, located on the southeastern coast of the island. It faces a natural harbourprotected by the Palisadoes, a long sand spit which connects the town of Port Royal and the Norman Manley International Airport to the rest of the island. In the Americas, Kingston is the largest predominantly English-speaking city south of the United States.

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