Montego Bay, Jamaica
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Montego Bay, Jamaica

Moving to Jamaica Guide

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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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.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and 5 Best Places to Live in Spain. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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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.

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