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Shorter wait times to come at Jamaica airports with new online Customs form

Shorter wait times to come at Jamaica airports with new online Customs form

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

MONTEGO BAY — Travellers will soon have an easier time going through customs after landing in Jamaica, with the upcoming launch of an online Immigration and Customs Declaration form.

Philip Rose, Regional Director – Canada at the Jamaica Tourist Board, hinted at the news yesterday on social media, saying that “Traveling to Jamaica will soon be even easier”.

According to Rose, the Passport, Citizen and Immigration Agency (PICA), in conjunction with the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) will be launching an online version of the C5 form to facilitate a speedier processing of passengers and their baggage at the island’s international airports.

The technology, known as the Jamaica Immigration and Custom Electronic C5 System, was designed in collaboration with several stakeholders, including PICA, Jamaica Customs and the Jamaica Tourist Board. It provides passengers with a flexible and efficient option for completing their Immigration and Customs Passenger Declaration Form, and aims to reduce waiting times at Immigration and Customs.

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Jamaica’s Minister of National Security, Robert Montague, said the online system will become operational starting next month.

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