Volume I: National Reports 1973
R. A. Mahfood1
On 6 August 1962 Jamaica ceased to be a British Colony and became an independent unitary state and a full member of the British Commonwealth of Nations. The official language is English.
I. CONSTITUTIONAL SYSTEM
Nationality is acquired by birth in Jamaica, birth outside Jamaica to a father who is a Jamaican citizen, or marriage to a male Jamaican citizen. It may be lost by the acquisition or e…