People who were born and registered in Jamaica can obtain a copy of their birth certificate by writing to the Registrar General's Department located in Spanish Town. Applications must contain the person's full name, birthdate, father's name and mother's name as they appear on the birth certificate. As of 2015, the birth certificate prints on A4 security paper.
In order to ensure that the application process goes quickly, applicants should also include other information, such as sex and birth entry number. The birth entry number is a code used to identify the district and parish in which a Jamaican resident was born.