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Right to claim Jamaican citizenship through parent?

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northcoastlife
12/26/2018 16:32 EST

Does anyone know from first-hand experience anything on this: If you have at least one parent who was born on Jamaica does this provide you as their son or daughter with a right to claim Jamaican citizenship? Also, supposing that one parent who was born on Jamaica, also died before independence in 1962 - what about that and how does that affect anything? Thanks anyone.

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royal
12/26/2018 16:39 EST

http://www.pica.gov.jm/citizenship/category-of-citizenship/citizenship-by-descent/

This is the Passport and Immigration site that gives you more information. And I am a Jamaican Citizen, which allows my children to apply for Jamaican Citizenship through descent.

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northcoastlife
12/27/2018 11:43 EST

Thanks! - I will take a look through this, hoping they include relevant information for all people born on island before 1962 and their children born off-island before 1962...

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