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Jamaica - Apply for Age Declaration under National Insurance Scheme

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Apply In-Person

  1. To declare your age to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) Jamaica, you should submit theage declaration form to the NIS office under the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS). Please view the NIS contact details in the “Office Locations & Contacts” section below
  2. Obtain the application form for age declaration from the NIS office in person or download the form from the MLSS website through this link Link (choose “Age Declaration” and download the form)
  3. Complete the application form correctly in the presence of a Justice of the Peace (JP) official and have the JP authenticate the JP’s declaration. Note that the form should be completed by you and a second declarant who knows you well
  4. Then prepare the required supporting documents and attach them to the application form
  5. Once your application form and all supporting information and documents have been completed, signed, stamped, and certified where required, visit the NIS office and submit the complete application to the NIS official at the service desk
  6. The NIS will verify your application and confirm if the application meets the required standards for the age declaration
  7. Upon verification, your declared age will be duly registered with the NIS


Required Documents[edit]

  • Complete application form
  • Proof of age of the Applicant (Birth Certificate or Passport)
  • Valid Identification of the Applicant (Passport, Driver’s Licence, Electoral Identification)
  • Deed Poll if applicable

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

National Insurance Scheme
Address: 14 National Heroes Circle
Kingston 4 Jamaica
Tel: 876-922-8000 0r 888-991-2089
Email: [email protected]
Website: Link
NIS parish offices: Link
Offices and contact details: Link

National Insurance Fund
Address: 40 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5, Jamaica, West Indies
Tel: (876) 908-0025
Tel: (876) 908-0019 -21
Fax: (876) 908-0028



Individuals who are registered with the NISare eligible


The application is free


The declared age is valid forever

Documents to Use[edit]

Age declaration application form: Link


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The application should be completed by you and a second declarant who knows you well and then have authenticated by a JP

Required Information[edit]

  • Names
  • Occupation
  • Address
  • Age
  • Date of birth
  • Declaration
  • Signature and date


Need for the Document[edit]

The age declaration form is used as proof of age as required under the national insurance act

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

NIS: Link


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