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How To Apply For JDF Jamaica Online?

The Jamaica Defence Force JDF  is comprised of a Regular Force and a Reserve Force. The Regular Force has seven major units, which constitute the Force’s combat arms

Related / Similar Service : Jamaica Join the JDF

You can join the JDF by following the below steps. Go to the official website of Jamaica Defence Force. Click Join the JDF link available in the bottom of the page.

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Please read the following Agreement. You must accept the terms of this agreement before continuing to the application form.
1. The contents of this form is the property of the JDF and is subject to modification without advance notice.
2. The JDF is not obligated to accept any application and reserves the right to process applications based on the specific needs of the Force.
3. Acceptance to the JDF is subject to successfully meeting internal requirements and/or the occurrence of a recruiting drive.

4. The JDF is not obligated to accept applicants who were eligible at the time of applying but due to delays in the timings for recruiting, have become ineligible based on surpassing the age limit.

5. Your application will be processed in the order that it was received. Where excessive waiting periods are encountered, the JDF regrets such delays but does not accept liability for any inconveniences caused.

6. Applicants are encouraged to utilize the online application status checking facility.
7. By selecting agree you are indemnifying the JDF of all liabilities resulting from any action during the recruiting application process.

Fill all the required details to proceed for joining JDF.

Step 1 : Select Type of service as Regular or Reserve
Step 2 : Enter your First Name
Step 3 : Enter your Middle Initial
Step 4 : Enter your Last Name
Step 5 : Select Gender
Step 6 : Enter your Date of Birth
Step 7 : Enter your TRN
Step 8 : Click Next Button

How To Check JDF Jamaica Application Status?

Applicants can check their application status by contacting the JDF Jamaica recruiting office at 926-8181-9, or by submitting a query here.

What Is The Mailing Address And Contact Number For The JDF Recruiting Office?:
The JDF Recruiting Office can be contacted at the following address and telephone number, between the hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.

JDF Recruiting Office
Up Park Camp
Kgn 5
926-8121-9, ext 2207

FAQ On JDF Jamaica

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) On JDF Jamaica

Can I Join The Jamaica Defence Force And Train While Studying?
No. Military training is a rigorous and demanding ordeal and requires total mental and physical commitment

I Applied And Completed The Entry-Level Exam And Have Not Received A Call. How Do I Follow Up On My Application?
You can call the JDF recruiting office at 926-8121-9, or submit a query here.

I Have Not Completed My Degree. Can I Still Apply To Join The Jamaica Defence Force?
Yes, you can still apply but it is strongly recommended that you complete your course of study, bearing in mind the recruitment age of 18- 23.

Where Can I Leave My Application Forms And To Whom Should It Be Addressed?
Applications should be completed and submitted online. Click here to apply

I Had Previously Applied To The JDF And Was Turned Down? Can I Re-Apply?
The possibility of re-applying would depend on the reason you were turned down. Generally you would be advised if you can re-apply.

How Long Is The Training Period For Both Commissioned Officers And Soldiers?
Training for Commissioned Officers can range from nine (09) to fifteen (15) months, depending on the training institution. Training for Soldiers is six (06) mths.

What Does The Entrance Test For Both Commissioned And Non Commissioned Officers Include?
The entry assessment for Commissioned Officers is done through a process called a Selection Board. This board entails interviews, medical screens, physical assessments and an assessment of leadership potential and communication skills.

The entry assessment for Non Commissioned Officers is done through a process called the recruit assessment test. This comprises a computer based mathematics, English Language and General Knowledge test, as well as medical screens and a physical fitness test.

How Long Am I Required To Serve?
Your initial term of service will be for a period of 6 years.

What Are The Height Requirements For Male And Female Applicants?
Males must be a minimum 5’ 7” and females, 5’ 2”

I Have A Tattoo On My Body. Can I Still Join The JDF?
While tattoos are not recommended, they may be permitted if they are not visible whilst wearing a vest and shorts.

I Have Been Told That I’M Flat Footed. Can I Still Join The JDF?
No, you cannot join the JDF if you are flatfooted.

What Kind Of Salary Can I Expect To Earn As A Member Of The JDF?
The salary will vary depending on your career path.

If I Have A Conviction, Can I Join The JDF?
No. Persons with convictions are not permitted to join the JDF.

Do I Need To Be Able To Swim To Join The JDF?
While it is not a requirement to be able to swim to join the JDF, you must be able to learn to swim and pass the Military Swim Test before completing basic training.

Functions of JDF Jamaica

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) is the military of Jamaica. It is responsible for the defence of Jamaica’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The JDF also provides support to civil authorities in times of emergency, such as natural disasters or civil unrest.

The functions of the JDF include:
** Defending Jamaica’s sovereignty: The JDF is responsible for protecting Jamaica from external threats, such as invasion or attack. The JDF also monitors Jamaica’s airspace and territorial waters to detect and deter any potential threats.
** Maintaining law and order: The JDF can be called upon to support the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) in maintaining law and order. The JDF can provide assistance with crowd control, riot control, and other law enforcement activities.
** Providing humanitarian assistance: The JDF can be called upon to provide humanitarian assistance in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency. The JDF can provide food, water, shelter, and other essential supplies to those in need.
** Participating in international peacekeeping operations: The JDF has participated in a number of international peacekeeping operations, such as the United Nations Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). The JDF has also provided training and assistance to other Caribbean countries’ militaries.

Alternative Generic Procedure

To apply for JDF Jamaica online, you can visit their website and fill out the online application form.

Here are the steps on how to apply to the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF):
** Go to the JDF website and click on the “Join the JDF” tab.
** Click on the “Apply Online” button.
** Create an account and fill out the application form.
** Upload your required documents.
** Submit your application.

The required documents are:
** A copy of your birth certificate
** A copy of your identification card
** A copy of your TRN (Tax Registration Number)
** A copy of your NIS (National Insurance Scheme) card
** A copy of your educational certificates
** A recent passport-sized photograph

You will also need to pass a medical examination and a physical fitness test. Once your application has been submitted, you will be contacted by the JDF if you are selected for further assessment.

Here are some of the requirements to join the JDF:
** You must be a Jamaican citizen.
** You must be between the ages of 18 and 27.
** You must have a minimum of five (5) subjects at the Grade Nine Achievement Test (GNAT) or equivalent.
** You must be of good character and have no criminal record.
** You must be physically and mentally fit.

If you meet the requirements, I encourage you to apply to the JDF. It is a great opportunity to serve your country and make a difference in the world.

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  1. i passed by up park camp and they said that no recruitment until august, which day in august is the perfect time to apply up by the JDF recruitment office?

  2. I have applied almost a year ago and didn’t get any response outlining the status of my application. I would really appreciate some assistance, because I know I have the knowledge and physical power to become a JDF there anyway to get some updates on my application?

  3. Good day I applied online from about 2018 and went to up park camp in may of this year 2019 and I passed the test that was given now awaiting medical. But some of my information on the online application from last year has changed so I am wondering if that’s an issue and how can I correct it.

  4. I have applied in January but have not got a response yet.

  5. Stacey-Ann McDaniel

    I wish to join in the JDF, I have four subjects not including Maths and English. I stand at 5ft 8inches. Am I eligible?

  6. I really want to join in the JDF, But I am not selected. Is there any way to join in?

  7. Kindly answer, can I apply without subjects?

    1. I would like to join in the JDF but I don’t have any subjects at the moment. I am presently attending classes to take my subjects. Can I still apply I will be 18 in July? I wanted to start my career as a soldier and becomes a Chef.

    2. Yes, you can. The army made some changes and that’s what one of them. You can join the JDF with out any subjects.

  8. I would like to join in the JDF, please contact me.

  9. I would like to join in the JDF. So, please send me the details.

  10. I am 26 and I would like to become a member, how can I apply?

  11. I would like to join in the JDF, please assist me.

  12. I am 19 years old. I am trying to apply to join in the JDF but I am unable to get through. So could someone tell me, how I can get through?

    1. Go to the main office and apply.

  13. Looking forward to be a part of the JDF.

  14. I want to join in JDF, I am 21 years old.

  15. Please let me know, If I failed in the premedical, can I still join the JDF?

  16. I am 23 years of age now and I tried so many times to apply online unfortunately am not successful.I was told that I will get a number after submitting the form. I do so several times and my application wasn’t granted. If there’s any other way to join the JDF, please contact me.

    1. I am currently working on a Junior degree at JR College in Florida USA. What age is required to join in the
      Military intelligence unit?

  17. I am going to be 17 years old soon. Can I be a part of JDF? Please let me know.

  18. Kevaughn Bucjham

    I will like to be a soldier for Jamaica. Please let me know if there is any vacancy.

  19. My son is 17 years old. Can he sign for JDF? Please let me know.

  20. I clicked on the application link above, in an attempt to apply to the force, however the site is blocked, stating that “The site ahead contains malware”. Please help me.

  21. I tried applying fort JDF. I keep on getting error. What can be done?

  22. I am going to be twenty four in the year 2017 can I still apply for the regular force?

  23. What is the name of the exact site that I should go on to sign up for the jdf, and am still studying? Can I still join the jdf?

  24. I am former cadet from the support and service battalion (independent unit) and I am currently in lower six I have signed up for the Jamaica defense force multiple times but yet no answer. I have been told not to stop sending my applications in, but when I tried to send it in again it cant go through. Now it have only left me wondering if I will get through or not? Should I expect a call or should I expect an email or both?


  26. I need to know if the jamaica defense force accepts city and guilds stage three in mathematics.


  28. I am (19) years of age. I would like to know exactly as how can I apply for the Jamaica defense force in order to serve and protect my fellow country.

  29. How old do you have to be?
    Is the woman training different from the man training?
    Does a woman have to be slim to join the JDF force?

  30. If I applied for this now and doing class within the same time , how soon should I expecting to be called?

  31. Can I apply with three CXC subjects without mathematics and English?

  32. What if I did the test and failed it last month? Would I be able to reapply before six months?

  33. How can I join the JDF and what will we do to get in?


  35. I have been trying for months now. I have filled out all the application forms. I’ve seen but none of them aren’t sending due to some error. Why like that?

  36. You has to have subject to apply for the force. I really would like to be a part of the jdf force.

  37. Why the application form is not opening on my phone?

  38. How many subjects do I need to opt to to become a member of the jdf.?

  39. Is it possible that I often get my passport before applying, or I can apply without it?

  40. Shaquille Bennett

    I would like to be a member of the JDF. I tried to apply online but errors.

  41. I really want to join this force(JDF)but I don’t know how to get through with this application form.

  42. I am 19 years old. I want to join the JDF. I am 5inch 6feet. Can I join JDF at the level?


    I don’t know what else to do to apply more than 3 or 4 times and it just not submitting. I don’t know why that is happening and I really want to join the jdf. I have being working for Garce Kennedy for the passed 2 years and 6 months. I want to do something for my mom before she pass.
    I need to join it.

  44. Carlington Walker

    I would like to join the (JDF) Jamaica Defence Force to help to protect my country and help to declare the rights of the people and the Nation. Help the JDF organisation to explore to is highest expectations. I am 17 years old on November It would be a perfect choice to choose me.

  45. Richardo Robinson

    When can apply and how long would I have to wait for a respond?

  46. I have passed the test and still have not got any response. I am a past cpl of the JCCF. Could this cause hold up for me?

  47. I have applied over 6 months now but I don’t remember getting a response outlining the status of my application. Is there anyway I could track the progress?

    1. I want to be a soldier when I leave skl gn JDF jaheem Thompson

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