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  • Consulate General in New York, U.S.A.

    About Us




    Trinidad and Tobago nationals who are stranded in the USA as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic and are located in any of the states within the Consulate General's jurisdiction, and wish to apply for the Humanitarian Assistance offered by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago are asked to note that Sunday, September 20, 2020, is the deadline for submission of applications.  Applications submitted after this date will not be able to be given attention.

    Notice of Exemption Application Procedure

    There may be several Trinidad and Tobago nationals currently visiting the United States of America who are unable to return to Trinidad and Tobago or travel to any other country due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic.  Consequently they may have already exceeded or are about to exceed their authorized period of admission to the USA.

    For nationals who are facing such a situation, please visit the following webpage of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for pertinent information which should assist you:


    Consul General

    The Consulate General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in New York first opened its doors in November 1970 and has functioned continuously since that year.

    The Consulate General is currently located at 125, Maiden Lane, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10038, and is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm for Immigration and Administrative Services.  The Consulate General is closed on certain Trinidad and Tobago and USA holidays.  Please check the list of holidays on this page.

    The Consulate General in New York exercises consular jurisdiction in the following states of the eastern seaboard of the United States of America – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.  All of the other states are covered by our Embassy in Washington, D.C. and the Consulate General in Miami.

    The primary role and function of this office is to manage consular relations between Trinidad and Tobago and the US States to which the Consulate General is accredited to.  These include, inter alia:

    • Providing services to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago resident in the area of its jurisdiction;
    • Providing services and information to non-citizens interested in visiting, studying, working, doing business or investing in Trinidad and Tobago;
    • Promoting the interests of Trinidad and Tobago, including culture, tourism, commerce, education and trade and investment, and developing mutually beneficial relationships in these and other strategic areas;
    • Engaging and empowering the Trinidad and Tobago diaspora.

    The Consulate General liaises with the Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, other Government Departments, public and private sector institutions and entities in Trinidad and Tobago, public and private sector organizations and diaspora groups in New York City and the nine (9) states in its jurisdiction to execute its functions.

    The Consulate General’s clientele includes citizens of Trinidad and Tobago resident in its area of jurisdiction as well as travelers from Trinidad and Tobago, foreign citizens seeking interaction with Trinidad and Tobago, American individuals and corporate entities as well as New York City, State and other government officials.

    General Information

    Passport Status
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    Click here to check your Documents Status

    Guidelines and Forms for Applications and Renewals
    Please select a form based on your requirement

    Consulate General New York List of Public Holidays 2020

    All fees paid are non-refundable.

    Immigration Services

    The Consulate General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, New York advises that with effect from Thursday October 24, 2019, applicants for first time Machine Readable Passports must request an appointment for submission of their applications".  In other words, an applicant who has never been the holder of a Machine Readable Passport must contact the Consulate General to schedule the required interview by emailing their request to: cgnyvcimmigration@foreign.gov.tt , or calling: 1-212-682-7272 ext. 1136.

    Adult Passport Application Instruction - FIRST TIME MRP
    Adult Passport Form
    Child Passport Application Instructions
    Child Passport Form
    Consent Authorization Letter (Minor)
    Emergency Travel Document Form
    Emergency Travel Document Guidelines
    MRP Application Instructions - AT THE CONSULATE
    MRP Application Instructions - VIA MAIL
    MRP Application Renewal Form (MRP)
    Notification Form for a Lost-Stolen-Mutilated T&T Passport
    Renunciation Of Citizenship
    Restoration of Citizenship Guidelines
    Third Party Authorisation - Machine Readable Passport (MRP)
    Verification of Identity of Applicant
    Visa Requirements

    Administrative Services

    Adoption Certificate
    Birth Certificate Application 
    Certificate of Character
    Certificate of Non Impediment
    Correction of Error Guidlines
    Cremated Remains Accompanied and Sample Letter
    Cremated Remains Un-Accompanied
    Death Certificate Application
    General Assistance for Nationals
    Human Remains
    Marriage Certificate
    Notary Public-Certified Guidlines
    Pensioner Information Form
    Sample Funeral Director Statement
    Third Party Authorisation - Other Services
    Transmission of Documents
    Verification of Medical Practitioner

    Vacancies at the Consulate General in New York, U.S.A.

    No vacancies at this time.

    The Consul General

    Previous Consuls General include:

    •     Dr. Rudrawatee Nan Ramgoolam 2011 - 2015
    •     Dr. Harold Robertson 2004 - 2010
    •     Mr. Terrence Walker 1998 - 2004
    •     Mr. George McKenzie 1995 - 1998
    •     Mr. Learie Rousseau 1990 - 1995
    •     Mr. Babooram Rambissoon 1982 - 1990
    •     Ms. Shastri Ali 1981 - 1982
    •     Mr. Muhmad S. Dean Aziz 1978 - 1980
    •     Mr. Joseph Cooper 1974 - 1978
    •     Mr. Cecil Alleyne 1973 - 1974
    •     Mr. Wilfred S. Naimool 1970 - 1973


    July 31 2019 - Emancipation Day Message from the Consulate


    Indian Arrival Day Message from the Consulate

    Please be advised that this is the official website for the Consulate General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in New York.

    Contact Information

    Consulate General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, New York 

    J. André Laveau, Consul General
    Address: 125 Maiden Lane, 4th Floor
    New York, N.Y. 10038
    Country: United States
    Phone: 1-212-682-7272
    Fax: 1-212-232-0368
    Email:  cgnyconsulateinfo@foreign.gov.tt
    Website: http://foreign.gov.tt/cgnewyork

    Hours of operation:
    8:00am-2:00pm  - Immigration Services
    8:00am-2:00pm  - Administrative Services
    8:00am-4:00pm  - Telephone Queries

    NEW Hours of operation for the public from 3rd January. 2017: 
    Monday to Friday (except 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month)
    8:00am-2:00pm  - Immigration & Administrative Services
    8:00am-4:00pm  - Telephone Queries 

    1st and 3rd Thursday of every month
    8:00am-12:00pm  - Immigration & Administrative Services
    8:00am-4:00pm    - Telephone Queries 

    Closed on Consulate General holidays (click here for list)