Expat Exchange
Free MembershipSign In
Blue Mountains in Jamaica
Blue Mountains in Jamaica
Blue Mountains in Jamaica

Moving to Jamaica Guide

By Joshua Wood, LPC

William Russell Health Insurance
William Russell Health Insurance

Summary: Expats move to Jamaica for a variety of reasons. Some go for work, while others want to retire there or live an island lifestyle. Moving to Jamaica requires thorough research and a recognition that island life is can be quite different than one might expect.

Please login to continue reading this article.

Not a member? Join Today (it's free).

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


Allianz Care International Health InsuranceInternational Health Insurance

Get a quote for health insurance from our partner, Allianz Care.
Get a Quote

Allianz Care International Health InsuranceInternational Health Insurance

Get a quote for health insurance from our partner, Allianz Care.
Get a Quote

Jamaica GuideJamaica Guide
Learn what members have to say about living in Jamaica.

Jamaica Forum Jamaica Forum
Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Jamaica on our Jamaica forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

Jamaica Index Jamaica Index
An index of all of our site's Jamaica information.

Contribute to Jamaica Network Contribute
Help others in Jamaica by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Jamaica.

Expat Healthcare Advice in JamaicaHealthcare & Health Insurance in Jamaica

Expats in Jamaica offer advice about healthcare, hospital visits, emergency rooms visits, finding a doctor and buying health insurance in Jamaica.

Expat Talk about Healthcare Advice in JamaicaMembers Talk about Healthcare & Health Insurance in Jamaica

Expats in Jamaica offer advice about healthcare in Jamaica.

Best Places to Live in Jamaica Best Places to Live in Jamaica

If you're thinking of moving to Jamaica or retiring in Jamaica, deciding where to live is not as simple as you think. Jamaica is a large island with numerous cities and towns that appeal to expats. This article highlights the 7 best places to live in Jamaica.

Real Estate in JamaicaReal Estate in Jamaica

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Jamaica.

Guide to Real Estate in JamaicaGuide to Real Estate in Jamaica

Advice for people renting and buying real estate in Jamaica.

Pros Cons of Living in JamaicaPros & Cons of Living in Jamaica

Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what digital nomads & expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in Jamaica.

Cost of Living in JamaicaCost of Living in Jamaica

Digital Nomads & Expats offer insight into the cost of living in Jamaica.

9-Healthcare--Health-Insurance-Tips-for-Expats-in-Jamaica9 Healthcare & Health Insurance Tips for Expats in Jamaica

Expats in Jamaica share tips and advice about healthcare and health insurance in Jamaica. Advice about private hospitals, leaving the country for surgery, the Zika virus, the availability and cost of prescription medicines and more.

8-Things-to-Know-Before-Moving-to-Jamaica8 Things to Know Before Moving to Jamaica

Expats move to Jamaica for a variety of reasons. Some go for work, while others want to retire there or live an island lifestyle. Moving to Jamaica requires thorough research and a recognition that island life is can be quite different than one might expect.

7-Best-Places-to-Live-in-Jamaica7 Best Places to Live in Jamaica

If you're thinking of moving to Jamaica or retiring in Jamaica, deciding where to live is not as simple as you think. Jamaica is a large island with numerous cities and towns that appeal to expats. This article highlights the 7 best places to live in Jamaica.

International-Schools-in-JamaicaInternational Schools in Jamaica

Expats in Jamaica discuss the best schools for expat children - from very expat-oriented schools like AISK and Hillel to more local private schools like St. Andrews and Montego Bay Christian Academy.

William Russell Health Insurance
William Russell Health Insurance

William Russell Health Insurance
William Russell Health Insurance

Comments

Iriestar68
Jan 26, 2020 07:34

I’ve been on this site for awhile, but just read this article. You have some errors. You do not need a Jamaican passport to live in Jamaica. I don’t know where you got that information from, but you can’t get a Jamaican passport unless your a Jamaican citizen. You talk about importing personal items and that there ‘might’ be duty and custom fees. As a non returning Jamaican, the expat is more certainly going to lay duties and customs and possibly a broker fee (if they used one) . I would also suggest that a broker is used. You also need to mention that getting a work permit is a process and a simple employment letter won’t do. You still have to apply for and be approved for a work permit. I enjoy this site.: just wish it was a bit busier.

Blue Mountains in Jamaica

Allianz Care International Health InsuranceInternational Health Insurance

Get a quote for health insurance from our partner, Allianz Care.
Get a Quote

Allianz Care International Health InsuranceInternational Health Insurance

Get a quote for health insurance from our partner, Allianz Care.
Get a Quote

Jamaica GuideJamaica Guide
Learn what members have to say about living in Jamaica.

Jamaica Forum Jamaica Forum
Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Jamaica on our Jamaica forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

Jamaica Index Jamaica Index
An index of all of our site's Jamaica information.

Contribute to Jamaica Network Contribute
Help others in Jamaica by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Jamaica.

Expat Healthcare Advice in JamaicaHealthcare & Health Insurance in Jamaica

Expats in Jamaica offer advice about healthcare, hospital visits, emergency rooms visits, finding a doctor and buying health insurance in Jamaica.

Expat Talk about Healthcare Advice in JamaicaMembers Talk about Healthcare & Health Insurance in Jamaica

Expats in Jamaica offer advice about healthcare in Jamaica.

Best Places to Live in Jamaica Best Places to Live in Jamaica

If you're thinking of moving to Jamaica or retiring in Jamaica, deciding where to live is not as simple as you think. Jamaica is a large island with numerous cities and towns that appeal to expats. This article highlights the 7 best places to live in Jamaica.

Real Estate in JamaicaReal Estate in Jamaica

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Jamaica.

Guide to Real Estate in JamaicaGuide to Real Estate in Jamaica

Advice for people renting and buying real estate in Jamaica.

Pros Cons of Living in JamaicaPros & Cons of Living in Jamaica

Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what digital nomads & expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in Jamaica.

Cost of Living in JamaicaCost of Living in Jamaica

Digital Nomads & Expats offer insight into the cost of living in Jamaica.

International-Schools-in-JamaicaInternational Schools in Jamaica

Expats in Jamaica discuss the best schools for expat children - from very expat-oriented schools like AISK and Hillel to more local private schools like St. Andrews and Montego Bay Christian Academy.

Mike-Miville-Shares-His-Expat-ExperiencesMike Miville Shares His Expat Experiences

An Expat Interview with Mike Miville, an expat helping to find long-term sources of water in Jamaica.

Copyright 1997-2022 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal