Northern Caribbean University has an international student body, with representation from up to thirty-five countries. All non-Commonwealth students must obtain a visa before coming to Jamaica, and those sixteen years old and over must register with the Immigration Department as aliens. This may be done through the Department of Student Services. To register, a student will need to submit five passport-size photographs and the required deposit, complete the required document supplied by the Jamaican Immigration Authorities, and attend an interview.
Students who are of Jamaican parentage may receive an unconditional landing (non-registration on length of stay in country) by presenting the birth and/or marriage certificates of parents to the Immigration Authorities at the port of entry.
International students must have valid passports, as well as valid open one-year tickets to their home countries. No visa is required for Commonwealth students. The Department of Student Services keeps a record of each international student currently enrolled in the institution. Consequently, all such students are expected to submit their passports and tickets to the Office. This is in keeping with the requirements of the Jamaican Immigration authorities who frequent the campus to examine such documents.
Students are not allowed entry into the country for the purpose of study without the following:
- An acceptance letter from the university
- A certificate of good health
- A sound financial plan
- A valid passport for at least six months after entry
- A valid open return ticket to country of origin or a deposit as determined by the Financial Office
Non-Commonwealth students must obtain a student visa from the Jamaican Consulate in their home country or the nearest Consulate Office, before coming to Jamaica. The University will send a Certificate of Acceptance for this purpose.