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

CGNY - Hours of Operation - 2023

cgny - Passport Appointment Request

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Certificate of Character - 15-05-2024


Vital Events – Birth, Adoption, Marriage and Death Certificates

Nationals in the United States are kindly advised of the Registrar General Department’s new Online System, for obtaining

  • Birth,
  • Adoption,
  • Marriage
  • Death Certificates.

You can now apply directly to the Registrar General’s Department online and have your Birth, Adoption, Marriage or Death Certificate sent to you by express courier in as fast as two weeks.

Visit the Registrar General Dept. website:

Please have the following at hand :

  1. The address to which you want the certificate to be sent (Please note that you can request the certificate to be sent to an address in Trinidad and Tobago)
  2. Credit card.

For any clarifications about the new system, feel free to email us at:

and we will be in contact with you shortly thereafter

Mail Notice - 20-04-2021

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CGNY - Notice - 13-11-2020

Consulate General, New York – Jurisdiction and Scope

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 located at 125, Maiden Lane, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10038.   As a Response to the COVID 19 Pandemic, the Consulate General will no longer be accepting unscheduled walk-in visits from members of the public.  In-person visits for Immigration, Consular and Administrative Services will be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  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.

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.

Draft Diaspora Policy - September 2021

Contact Information

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

Mr. 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

Hours of operation 2023:

8:00am - 2:00pm - Immigration Services
8:00am - 3:00pm - Administrative Services
8:00am - 3:00pm - Telephone Queries

Closed on Consulate General holidays 2024 (click here for list)

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

  • No vacancies at the moment