How to clear Importation of Items Arriving by Passenger In Jamaica

Clear Importation of Items Arriving by Passenger In Jamaica By Yourself

  1. Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) is responsible for clearing goods and items arriving in Jamaica. You can view contact details of the JCA through this link: Link
  2. You are eligible for a USD 500 duty-free allowance if you are at least 18 years old. This applies to personal and household items, whether they are accompanied or not. However, anyone below 18 years of age is not allowed to receive the UDS 500 allowance. They are still permitted to have their items.
  3. If you do not have personal items with you, please use the red channel at the Customs Passenger Terminal to inform the Customs Officer.
  4. For verification, submit the documents required as listed in the “Required Documents Section” below to the customs officer
  5. An official will review your documents and calculate total charges for the items.
  6. You will have to pay any excess value above the duty-free allowance if the charges exceed this amount.
  7. After payment is received, the payment invoice will be issued to you and your items with all the applicable customs documentation will be released.

Required Documents For Clear Importation of Items Arriving by Passenger

  • Valid identification, such as a passport, national ID, or Jamaican driver’s license, is required
  • Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN).
  • Bill of Lading/Airway Bill
  • Proper invoice (where applicable).
  • Where applicable, Import Permit/Import Licence

Find Office Locations and Contacts

Jamaica Customs AgencyAddress at Myers’ Wharf Newport East, Kingston 15
Telephone: 922-5140-8 extns: 3148-50
Toll-free: 1-888-287-8667
Website: Link
Contact details: Link


  • Individuals arrive in Jamaica with their personal belongings


  • Individuals aged 18 and older have the right to a USD 500 duty-free allowance. However, if you are subject to customs charges that exceed this allowance, you will need to pay the difference.


  • This process will continue until your personal items are cleared

Processing Time

  • Within one day


  • All passengers aged 18 and over have a duty-free allowance worth USd500 to purchase personal and household items. This applies to both accompanied and unaccompanied luggage. After the customs calculations have been completed, however, the excess value will be charged to you.

Requirements Information

  • Names
  • Age
  • Contact details
  • Types of luggage

You will need the document

  • All goods that arrive in Jamaica have to be cleared by Jamaican Customs

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