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  1. Jamaica - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Caribbean Community (Free Movement of Skilled Persons) (Amendment) Act (Act No. 27 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-11-07 | JAM-2013-L-98282

    Amends the Caribbean Community (Free Movement of Skilled Persons) Act.

  2. Jamaica - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Foreign Nationals and Commonwealth Citizens (Employment) (Amendment) Act, 2011 (Act No. 14 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-05-12 | JAM-2011-L-95202

    Amends the Act with respect to fees to be paid as well as entry into the country for CARICOM nationals.

  3. Jamaica - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Foreign Nationals and Commonwealth Citizens (Employment) (Amendment) Act, 2004. (No. 35-2004).

    Adoption: 2004-12-29 | JAM-2004-L-70994

    Amends section 2 of the Act by including a definition of Caribbean Community.

  4. Jamaica - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Caribbean Community (Establishment, Services, Capital and Movement of Community Nationals) Act, 2004 (No. 37 of 2004).

    Adoption: 2004-12-29 | JAM-2004-L-70995

    The Act gives nationals of other Caribbean Comunity (CARICOM) States the right to establish themselves in Jamaica, the right to provide services and the right to move capital into and within and out of Jamaica to other member States without discrimination on the basis of nationality.

  5. Jamaica - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Caribbean Community (Free Movement of Skilled Persons) Act (Act 18 of 1997). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1997-07-15 | JAM-1997-L-104882

    Regulates the permanent and temporary entry of skilled Caribbean citizens into Jamaica.

  6. Jamaica - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Immigration Restriction (Canadian visitors) (Exemption) Directions, 1980

    Adoption: 1980-02 | JAM-1980-R-37117

    These Regulations, incorporating all changes through December 1990, exempt Canadian visitors (i.e. Canadian citizens with the intention of staying no longer than six months in Jamaica) from the requirement of carrying a valid passport and regulate which other documents must be provided.

  7. Jamaica - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Foreign Nationals and Commonwealth Citizens (Employment) (Work Permit Fees) Regulations, 1973

    Adoption: 1973-04-19 | JAM-1973-R-37109

    These Regulations, incorporating all changes through December 1990, regulate the fees to be paid for obtaining work permits of different durations and list exemptions from the obligation to pay such fees.

  8. Jamaica - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Foreign Nationals and Commonwealth Citizens (Employment) Act (Act 48 of 1964). - Laws of Jamaica

    Adoption: 1964-12-01 | JAM-1964-L-31023

    This Act provides that a condition for gainful employment for a foreigner (as well as a Commonwealth citizen) is to have a work permit, which shall always be presentable upon request. Offences against the Act are criminally sanctioned. An application for a work permit may be granted at the absolute discretion of the Minister and a granted work permit may - in writing - be changed or cancelled at any time. The Minister may also grant general or group exemptions from the applicability of the Act.

  9. Jamaica - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Foreign Nationals and Commonwealth Citizens (Employment) Exemptions Regulations.

    Adoption: 1964-12-01 | JAM-1964-R-31441

    These Regulations, incorporating all changes through December 1990, exempts certain categories of persons from the requirement to have a work permit.

  10. Jamaica - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Immigration Restriction (Commonwealth Citizens) Order, 1959

    Adoption: 1959-09-02 | JAM-1991-R-37110

    This Order, incorporating all changes through December 1990, declares that Commonwealth citizens of certain professions are undesirable immigrants on economic grounds.

  11. Jamaica - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Employment Agencies Regulations. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1957-12-02 | JAM-1957-R-31442

    These regulations, incorporating all changes through December 1990, set out the application procedure and include the forms required to acquire a license to run an employment agency. Specifies that the amount of the bond required to obtain a license to run an employment agency for the placement of workers abroad, shall be 6 000 $US.

  12. Jamaica - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Recruited Workers (Exemption) Directions, 1953

    Adoption: 1953-05-11 | JAM-1953-R-37116

    These Regulations, incorporating all changes through December 1990, exempt re-entering Commonwealth citizens recruited for work outside Jamaica from the requirements of the Immigration Restriction (Commonwealth citizens) Act on condition that they can produce a specified document of identity.

  13. Jamaica - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Commonwealth Citizens (Ports of Entry) Regulations, 1951

    Adoption: 1951-01-15 | JAM-1951-R-37115

    These Regulations, incorporating all changes through December 1990, determine which ports may be used for entry.

  14. Jamaica - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Commonwealth citizens Identification (Photography and Measurement) Regulations, 1948

    Adoption: 1948-11-16 | JAM-1948-R-37114

    These Regulations, incorporating all changes through December 1990, impose the obligation to be measured and photographed on all Commonwealth citizens in custody if they are on reasonable grounds believed to be prohibited immigrants.

  15. Jamaica - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Aliens Act (Cap. 9). - Laws of Jamaica

    Adoption: 1946-05-30 | Date of entry into force: 1946-05-30 | JAM-1946-L-37113

    The Act sets out conditions for admission, supervision and deportation of foreigners. Offences against the Act are criminally sanctioned. Visas are generally required - exemptions are in force with respect to certain countries (seven in South America, four in Europe and one in Asia). For the purpose of the right of admission and in cases of uncertainty, the nationality of a foreigner is determined by the closest connection rule. The Act lists several conditions for admission of foreigners. A migrant worker is required to have a written work permit to entry. The conditions for admission may be changed by general or special directions by and at the discretion of the Minister or an Immigration Officer acting under his direction. A security may be required in an amount which is determined by the nationality of the foreigner. A foreigner may be subjected to a health inspection. Additional restrictions within the ambit of the Act may be imposed on certain foreigners or on a group of foreigners with reference to public order. Foreigners convicted of certain crimes and offences, foreigners unable to support themselves and - if public order calls for it - any other foreigner, may be deported. A passing vessel may be required to transport a deported foreigner to any port outside Jamaica. Illegal landing on the territory of Jamaica renders the offender liable to be detained. The master of a vessel is presumed responsible for the illegal entry of any person carried by his vessel.

  16. Jamaica - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Aliens Orders 1946-2007. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1946 | JAM-1946-R-90366

    Orders made under the Aliens Act.
    DIRECTIONS (under section 7)
    - The Aliens (General) Directions, 1946 (LN 22/46)

    REGULATIONS(under sections 10 and 22)
    - The Aliens (Passenger Information] Regulations, 2007 (LN 23/2007)

    ORDERS (under section 15) - Omitted

    DIRECTIONS (under section 17)
    - The Aliens (Cruise Passengers) Directions, 1946 (LN 19/46)
    - The Aliens (Exemption) Directions, 1946 (LN 20/46; 40B/88)
    - The Aliens (Airline Flight Crew) Directions, 1951 (LN 20/51)
    - The Aliens (Citizens of the Federal Republic of Germany) Directions, 1964 (LN 121/64)
    - The Aliens (North American Visitors) (Exemption) Directions, 1980 (LN 92B/80)
    - The Aliens (Citizens of the Republic of Venezuela) Directions, 1981 (LN 107/81)
    - The Aliens (Citizens of Japan) Directions, 1987 (LN 128A/87)

    REGULATIONS (under seclion 22)
    - The Aliens Regulations, 1946 (LN 18/46)
    - The Aliens (Forms} Regulations, 1946 (LN 64/46)
    - The Aliens Identification (Photography and Measurement) Regulations, 1948 (LN 86/48)
    - The Aliens (Ports of Entry) Regulations, 1951 (LN 37/51)

  17. Jamaica - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Immigration Restriction (Commonwealth Citizens) Act (Cap. 153). - Laws of Jamaica

    Adoption: 1945-12-27 | JAM-1945-L-31025

    This Act sets out the formalities, and establishes the conditions for and exceptions to the right of Commonwealth citizens to immigrate to Jamaica and imposes sanctions for offences against the Act. Attached to, and part of the Act, is a "Schedule" containing regulations to the Act. For immigration purposes, the Act defines the concepts Commonwealth citizen, prohibited and not prohibited immigrant, and visitor. It grants leave for certain sick persons to remain on the Island. This Act establishes a Tribunal to review certain removal orders.

  18. Jamaica - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Recruiting of Workers Act (Cap. 336). - Laws of Jamaica

    Adoption: 1940-06-06 | JAM-1940-L-37112

    This Act is applicable to all professional, as well as parts of the private recruitment of foreign workers for employment abroad. It does not cover the recruitment of personal or domestic servants nor of nonmanual workers. Professional recruiters (except "worker-recruiters") must have a licence, which is granted on specified conditions. Offences against the Act are criminally sanctioned. The travel expenses for the recruited foreign worker (and his family) to the place of employment is the responsibility of the recruiter (but not the "worker-recruiter") or the employer. The recruiter or employer is responsible for the recruited worker during his journey and if he becomes incapacitated by sickness or accident during the journey, he (and his family) shall be repatriated at the recruiter's or employer's expense. Recruitment is conditioned on the age and the medical fitness of the recruited worker and the lack or coercion and misrepresentation during his recruitment. Recruited foreign workers must be above sixteen, but may, under certain conditions, be under eighteen. The medical fitness of the worker is to be established upon arrival. A medically unfit worker (and his family) shall be repatriated at the expense of the recruiter or the employer. The absence of coercion and misrepresentation in the recruitment procedure is to be established by a Judge upon the arrival of the recruited worker. On a contrary finding the recruited worker (and his family) shall be returned home at the expense of the recruiter or employer. If a worker not engaged, after being recruited, for a reason for which he is not responsible, the worker (and his family) must be repatriated at the expense of the recruiter or the employer.

  19. Jamaica - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Emigrants Protection Act (Cap. 113). - Laws of Jamaica

    Adoption: 1925-01-07 | JAM-1925-L-31017

    This Act grants the Minister the right to decide, by order, to apply the Act to any specific foreign country. When the Act is applicable, travel from Jamaica to the country (or countries) in question, is subjected to a general obligation to obtain a permit to leave. The Act determines the persons that may be subjected to such a requirement, the general conditions for obtaining a permit (including the payment of securities and fees). Permits for workers recruited for work in the country (or countries) in question, are subjected to special conditions. Offences against the Act are criminally sanctioned. Contracts for employment in the country (or countries) in question, are subjected to official approval. Recruitment of workers to a country subjected to the Act can only be done by licensed recruiting agents and the Act determines the conditions for getting such a licence.

  20. Jamaica - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Emigrants Protection (Deposits Refund) Rules.

    Adoption: 1913-12-24 | JAM-1913-R-31835

    These Rules, incorporating all changes through December 1990, regulate the conditions for repayment of deposits made pursuant to the Emigrant Protection Act.

  21. Jamaica - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Foreign Recruiting Act (Cap. 133). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1875-03-12 | JAM-1875-L-31024

    This Act entitles the Minister to prohibit or condition the recruitment of persons for the service of any foreign state. Offences against the Act are criminally sanctioned.


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