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Quick Directory

Embassies and High Commissions in Jamaica


Embassy of Argentina
40 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5
Tel: 926-5588; Fax: 926-0580
Opening hours: 9.00 a.m./3.00 p.m. Monday/Friday
Ambassador: H/E Mr. Arturo Bothamley - appointed October 7, 1992
Visa Officer: Mr. Jorge Lopez-Menardi, First Secretary
Opening hours: 9.30 a.m./1.30 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Embassy of Brazil
64 Knutsford Boulevard - 3rd Floor, Kingston 5
Tel: 929-8607-8/8611; Fax: 929-1259
e-mail: brasking@infochan.com
Opening hours: 9.00 a.m./2.00 p.m. Monday/Friday
Ambassador: H/E Mr. Sergio Arruda - appointed October 1995
Visa Officer: Mr. Milton Rondo Filho, Counsellor
Opening hours: 9.00 a.m./2.00 p.m. Monday/Friday.

British High Commission
28 Trafalgar Road, P.O. Box 575, Kingston 10
Tel: 926-9050-4/1020-3; Fax: 929-7869
Opening hours: 8.30 a.m./4.30 p.m. Monday/Friday
Emergency out of office hours contact: A recorded message will give the Duty Officer's telephone number
Consular/Passport Section 8.45 a.m./12.45 p.m. Monday/Friday
High Commissioner: H/E Mr. A. Richard Thomas, CMG - appointed November 1995.

Canadian High Commission
Waterloo Road, Kingston 5
Tel: 926-1500; Fax: 926-1702
e-mail: carol.hart@KNGTNO1.x400.gc.ca
Opening hours: 8.00 a.m./4.30 p.m. Monday/Thursday, 8.00 a.m./1.30 p.m. Friday
Emergency out of office hours contact: Tel: (613) 996-8885 (Ottawa)
High Commissioner: H/E Mr. Gavin Stewart - appointed June 26, 1996
Visa Section: Tel: 926-1500; Fax: 968-7159
Opening hours to the public: 7.30/11.00 a.m. & 1.00/3.30 p.m. Mon/Thu.

Embassy of Chile
1 Holborn Road, Kingston 10
Tel: 968-0260; Fax: 968-0265
Opening hours: 9.00 a.m./3.30 p.m. Monday/Friday
Emergency out of office hours contact: Tel. 927-6109
Ambassador: H/E Mr. Adolfo Carafi - appointed May 1, 1995
Visa Officer: Mr. Jorge Caballero, Consul
Telephone and fax numbers as above
Opening hours: 9.00 a.m./3.00 p.m. Monday/Friday

Embassy of the The People's Republic of China
8 Sea View Avenue, Kingston 10
Tel: 927-3871; Fax: 927-6920
Opening hours: 9.00 a.m./12.00 noon and 2.00 p.m./5.00 p.m. Mon/Fri
Emergency out of office hours contact: Tel: 927-3871
Ambassador: H/E Mr. Li Shangsheng - appointed September 19, 1996
Visa Officer: Mr. Yang Shixiang;
Tel: 978-3941; Fax 927-6920; Opening hours as above.

Embassy of Colombia
53 Knutsford Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Kingston 5
Tel: 929-1701/2; Fax: 929-1701
Opening hours: 8.30 a.m./4.00 p.m. Monday/Friday
Emergency out of office contact: Tel: 925-2984/978-2720/929-5254
Ambassador: H/E Dr. Maria Enriqueta Velasquez-Turbay
Visa Officer: Dr. Sergio Humberto Diaz-Aguilera, First Secretary
Telephone/Fax numbers and opening hours same as above.

Embassy of Costa Rica
Belvedere House, Beverly Drive, off Hopedale Avenue, Kingston 6
Tel: 927-5988; Fax: 978-3946
Opening hours: 9.00 a.m./5.00 p.m. Monday/Friday
Ambassador: H/E Mr. Jose se J. Conejo - appointed April 1, 1996
Visa Officer: Ms. Emilee Balma, Counsellor
Note: Caricom citizens do not need visas to enter Costa Rica.

Embassy of the Republic of Cuba
9 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 5
Tel: 978-0931-3; Fax: 978-5372
Opening hours: 9.00 a.m./3.00 p.m. Monday/Friday
Ambassador: H/E Mrs. Silvina Santos Guisado - appointed Jan. 1, 1995
Visa Officer: Mr. Jesus Lancha Valdes, Counsellor in Charge of Affairs
Telephone and Fax numbers same as above
Opening hours: 9 a.m./1.00 p.m.

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
10 Waterloo Road, P.O. Box 444, Kingston 10
Tel: 926-6728/9; Fax: 929-8282
Opening hours: 8.00 a.m./12.30 p.m. Monday/Friday
Emergency out of office hours contact: Same as office numbers
Ambassador: H/E Dr. Wilfried Bolewski
Visa Section: Telephone/Fax numbers and opening hours same as above.

Embassy of France (closed)
The German Embassy at 10 Waterloo Road will issue short-term visas to Jamaicans who wish to travel to France as that country has closed its mission in Jamaica.

Embassy of Haiti
2 Munroe Road, Kingston 6
Tel: 927-7595; Fax: 978-7638
Opening hours: 8.00 a.m./4.00 p.m. Monday/Friday
Ambassador: H/E Mr. Raymond Valcin - appointed March 1995
Visa Section: Telephone/Fax numbers and opening hours same as above.

Embassy of Honduras
7 Lady Kay Drive, Kingston 8
Tel: 969-5082; Fax: 969-7007
Opening hours: 8.00 a.m./2.00 p.m. Monday/Friday
Emergency out of office hours contact - Tel: 969-5082
Ambassador: H/E Mr. Roy Echeverria Haylock - appointed August 1994
Visa Officer: Mr. Carlos Matute, Minister Counselor
Telephone and Fax numbers same as above
Opening hours: 9.00 a.m./2.00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

High Commission of India
4 Retreat Avenue, Kingston 6
Tel: 927-3114/4270; Fax: 978-2801
e-mail: hicomind @ toj.com
Opening hours: 8.30 a.m./5.00 p.m. Monday/Friday
Emergency out of office contact Tel: 927-3114
High Commissioner: H/E Mr. Vidya Bhushan Soni - appointed April 22, 1994
Visa Officer: Mr. Ravi Soni, First Secretary
Telephone and Fax numbers same as above
Opening hours: 9.00 a.m./4.00 p.m. Monday/Friday.

Embassy of Italy
10 Rovan Drive, Kingston 6
Tel: 978-1273/5; Fax: 978-0675
Opening hours: 9.00 a.m./3.30 p.m. Monday/Friday
Emergency out of office hours contact: Tel: 978-1273/4
Ambassador: H/E Mr. Ramiro Ruggiero - appointed January 15, 1996
Visa Officer: Mrs. Viviana Villani
Telephone and Fax numbers same as above
Opening hours: 9.00 a.m./12.00 noon Monday/Friday
Trade Officer: Mr. Francesco Saverio Civico.

Embassy of Japan
"The Atrium", 3rd Floor, 32 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10
Tel: 929-3338/9; Fax: 968-1373
Opening hours: 9.00 a.m./12.00 noon and 1.30 p.m./5.00 p.m. Mon/Fri
Ambassador: H/E Mr. Motoi Okubo
Visa Officer: Mr. Kazuhiko Asonuma, Second Secretary
Telephone and Fax numbers same as above
Opening hours: 9.00 a.m./12.00 noon and 1.30 p.m./4.00 p.m. Mon/Fri.

Embassy of Mexico
PCJ Building, 36 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10
Tel: 926-4242/6891; Fax: 929-7995
e-mail: mexico.jn@toj.com
Opening hours: 9.00 a.m./3.00 p.m. Monday/Friday
Emergency out of office hours contact - Tel: 969-2542
Ambassador: H/E Jose Luis Vallarta - appointed September 7, 1995
Visa Officer: Mr. Jose Luis Cuevas, Deputy Chief of Mission
Telephone/Fax numbers and opening hours same as above.

Embassy of Peru
13 Earls Court, Acadia, Kingston 6
Tel: 931-7442/8927; Fax: 931-7348
Opening hours: 9.00 a.m./2.00 p.m. Monday/Friday
Emergency out of office hours contact: Tel: 926-5670
Ambassador: H/E Mr. William Belevan-Mc Bride - appointed August 1, 1995
Visa Officer: Mr. Julio Romero-Ojeda, Consul
Opening hours: 9.30 a.m./1.30 p.m. Monday/Friday.

Embassy of the Republic of Korea
60 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5
Tel: 929-3035/7; Fax: 968-0217
Opening hours: 8.00 a.m./4.00 p.m. (closed for lunch 12.30-2.00 p.m.)
Emergency out of office hours contact - Tel: 968-6529/978-2568
Ambassador: H/E Mr. Young Ki Kim - appointed October 12, 1995
Visa Officer: Mr. J. K. Sohn, Consul
Telephone/Fax numbers and opening hours same as above.

High Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
5 Waterloo Road, Kingston 10
Tel: 926-6400-8/968-3732/7560; Fax: 968-7371
Opening hours: 9.00 a.m./5.00 p.m. Monday Friday
Acting High Commissioner: Mr. Baba Gana Zanna since Nov. 1995.

Embassy of Panama
1 Braemar Avenue, Suite B-4, Braemar House, Kingston 10
Tel: 978-1953; Fax: 978-3980
Opening hours: 9.00 a.m./2.00 p.m. Monday/Friday
Ambassador: H/E Mr. Julio E. Palacios R. - appointed November 22, 1995
Visa Officer: Mrs. Karina Y. Quiros, Counsellor and Consul
Telephone/Fax numbers and opening hours same as above.

High Commission for the Republic Trinidad & Tobago
60 Knutsford Boulevard, 3rd Floor, First Life Building, Kingston 5
Tel: 926-5730-5739/968-0588; Fax 926-5801
Opening hours: 8.30 a.m./4.00 p.m. Monday/Friday
High Commissioner: H/E Mrs. Pearl Wilson - appointed March 15, 1994
Visa Section: Telephone/Fax numbers & opening hours same as above.

Embassy of the Russian Federation
22 Norbrook Drive, Kingston 8
Tel: 924-1048; Fax: 925-8290
Opening hours: 9.00 a.m./4.00 p.m. Monday/Friday
Emergency out of office hours contact - Tel: 924-1048
Ambassador: H/E Mr. Igor Iakovlev - January 18, 1994
Visa Officer: Mr. Dmitry Okhotnikov, Third Secretary
Telephone/Fax numbers same as above
Opening hours: 9.00/11.00 a.m. Wednesday and Friday.

Embassy of Spain
10th Floor, "The Towers", 25 Dominica Drive, Kingston 5
Tel: 929-6710; Fax: 929-8965
Opening hours: 8.30 a.m./3.30 p.m. Monday/Friday
Ambassador: H/E Mr. Fernando De La Serna
Visa Officer: Mr. Bernardo Lopez, Deputy Chief of Mission
& Head of Consular Section
Telephone/Fax numbers same as above
Opening hours: 8.30 a.m./1.00 p.m. Monday/Friday.

Embassy of United States of America
Mutual Life Building, 3rd Floor, 2 Oxford Road, Kingston 5
Tel: 929-4850/9; Fax: 935-6000/6001/6009
Opening hours: 8.00 a.m./4.00 p.m. Monday/Friday
Emergency out of office hours contact - Tel. 926-6440
Ambassador: H/E Mr. J. Gary Cooper - November 4, 1994
Visa Office: Life of Jamaica Bldg., 1st Floor, 16 Oxford Rd., Kingston 5
Visa Officer: Mr. Dean Welty, Consul General
Tel: 929-4850/9; Fax 935-6019
Opening hours: 7.45 a.m./4.15 p.m. Monday/Friday
Consular Anti-Fraud Unit - Tel: 926-5679; Fax: 926-5833
U.S. Information Service (USIS) - Tel: 935-6053/4; Fax: 929: 3637.

Embassy of the Republic of Venezuela
PCJ Building, 3rd Floor, 36 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10
Tel: 926-5510/19; Fax: 926-7442
Opening hours: 8.30 a.m./3.00 p.m. Monday/Friday
Emergency out of office hours contact - Tel. 925-0060
Ambassador: H/E Dr. Boanerges Salazar Munoz - appointed Jan. 19, 1993
Visa Officer: Dr. Gilda Silva, Counsellor
Telephone/Fax numbers same as above
Opening hours: 8.30 a.m./1.00 p.m.

Embassy of the Royal Netherlands
53 Knutsford Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Victoria Mutual Bldg., Kingston 5
Tel: 926-2026/1247; Fax: 926-1248
Opening hours: 9.00 a.m./2.00 p.m. Monday/Friday
Emergency out of office hours contact - Tel: 0995-1692
Ambassador: H/E Mr. E. W. P. Klipp
Visa Officer: Mr. L. R. Klijnsma, Attache Admin. & Consular Affairs
Telephone/Fax numbers and opening hours same as above.

Delegation of the Commission of the European Communities (EEC)
8 Olivier Road, P.O. Box 463, Kingston 8
Tel: 924-6333-7-9/6339; Fax: 924-6339
Resident Representative: Mr. James Moran, Head of Delegation
Opening hours: 8.00 a.m./4.30 p.m. Monday/Friday

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