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The RGD, has established itself as model for the Caribbean from whom leadership is expected. This inaugural Caribbean Civil Registration Conference (CCRC) represents the first large scale gathering of civil registrars and it is intended that from this initiative greater integration and representation of Caribbean sub-regions within CLARCIEV will be achieved. This is important so that the issues that affect civil registration and national identification within these Caribbean sub-regions can be ventilated and brought to the fore.


The Registrar General’s Department of Jamaica will be hosting the inaugural Caribbean Civil Registration Conference in Montego Bay from July 6-8, 2016. The conference  theme is: “Civil Registration and Identity Protection: A Development Imperative”



The inaugural Caribbean Civil Registration Conference aims to accomplish the following:

  1. Encourage the sharing of best practices for civil registration and national identification across the Caribbean sub-region; both in terms of high level strategic policies as well as operational practices.
  2. Examine the need for comprehensive national identity policies to support decision-making tools as well as, for the protection of all individuals.
  3. Encourage the standardization of data collection protocols that will better enable cross comparison of country data.
  4. Critically examine the link between civil registration and identity protection.
  5. Explore the establishment of a Caribbean network of civil registrars akin to CLARCIEV in Latin America,.
  6. Raise the national profile of the Registrar General’s Department as key stakeholder for national development.



This high level conference will bring together the heads of all Caribbean Registrars, the chair of CLARCIEV, Government stakeholders from the Ministries of Health, Education, National Security, Justice, the Office of the Prime Minister, the National Vital Statistics Commission, Embassies and Consulates located in Jamaica. There will also be participation from private stakeholders from the financial sector.



The conference will run over two and half days. It will feature a combination of lecture presentations, work shop activities, panel discussions and open mic discussion sessions. Expert participants will be invited to share best practices and new developments within the field.

Public Advisory 

Please be advised that based on the extension of the lockdown of St. Catherine, the Registrar General's Department - Head Office located in Twickenham Park and the Portmore Office will be closed for the next seven (7) days. All our other branch offices

including 58 Duke Street, Kingston remain open.

Due to the closure of our Head Office, all Express application services (including online) have been suspended.

Also, please note that death registration for St.Catherine will be facilitated on Wednesdays at our Head office between the hours of 9am to 1pm.

We do apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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Keep Safe 



The RGD’s Santa Cruz Regional Office has been relocated to Shops 17 & 18 Supreme Plaza, Lots 2 and 3 Institution Drive, Santa Cruz.

As part of the continued effort to further improve customer service, the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) is announcing that effective December 31, 2013, it will discontinue the delivery of all certificates/packages through contracted couriers.

Read more: RGD phases out contracted couriers service to improve customer service

Effective August 2, 2013 the opening hours to the public for the Portmore Branch Office, Shop 1-2, West Trade Way Centre, Portmore, St. Catherine will change to: Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The RGD regrets any inconvenience this necessary change may cause to our valued customers.