Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Website of the Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in Brazil. This is a project that has been long in gestation and we are very pleased that with the hard work and dedication of the Staff at the Embassy and the support the Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs in Trinidad and Tobago, it has finally come to fruition.
Formal diplomatic relations were established between the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the Federative Republic of Brazil in 1965. Trinidad and Tobago established a resident mission in the then capital Rio de Janeiro in 1968 and was headed by Chargé d’Affaires, Dr. Harry Major until the Government appointed Ambassador Wilfred Andrew Rose as Trinidad and Tobago’s first Ambassador to Brazil.
In 1970, Dr. Major was again called upon to assist in the relocation and establishment of the Trinidad and Tobago Mission from Rio de Janeiro to the new modern capital of Brasília and prepare the Chancery for the incoming ambassador, His Excellency Albert Gerard Montano. In 1973, Ambassador Gerard Montano signed the deed for the 22, 500 m² lot of land in the Embassy Sector donated by the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil.
In April 2011, Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar visited Brazil accompanied by Dr. the Honourable Surujrattan Rambachan, Minister of Foreign Affairs to unveil the plaque of the foundation stone for the construction of the new chancery in the North Embassy Sector. The laying of the foundation stone demonstrated the commitment of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to continue to strengthen and advance relations between the two countries.
Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Brasilia
His Excellency Dr. Amery Browne, Ambassador of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Address: SHIS QL 02
Conjunto 02, Casa 01
Lago Sul, CEP: 71665-028
Brasilia D.F., Brazil
Phone: (011)-5561-3365-3466 | (011)-5561-3365-3525 | (011)-5561-3365-1132
Portfolio of the Mission
The Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in Brasilia provides diplomatic representation for Trinidad and Tobago to its host nation, the Federative Republic of Brazil, as well as the Argentine Republic, the Republic of Chile, the Republic of Paraguay and the Oriental Republic of Uruguay.
The Embassy sees its objectives as promoting and advancing the interests of Trinidad and Tobago in those locations, fostering closer ties with all the countries of its accreditation and building on the relationships which already exist.These objectives are underscored by the underlying raison d’être of seeking opportunities to advance the social, political and economic interests of Trinidad and Tobago at the regional, hemispheric and global levels.
Diplomatic and Courtesy Visas – Free
Visa application fee – $200.00 TT (single entry) or $400.00 TT (multiple entry) or as stipulated by the issuing authority at the Foreign Mission. – R$64 + R$28 (cost of postage within Brazil) = R$92
Authenticating of Documents – R$8 per Document
The official currency of the Federative Republic of Brazil is the Real (R$). It is a fluctuating currency and changes several times daily. The average rate for 2012 has fluctuated between US$1 - R$1.80-R$2.00
List of Agreements
Stated Below are the list of agreements between the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the Federative Republic of Brazil:
- Visa Abolition Agreement (signed in 1971)
- Agreement of the Establishment of a Joint Commission on Technical, Economic and Commercial Cooperation (signed in 1971)
- Cultural Agreement (signed in 1971)
- Trinidad & Tobago/Brazil Shrimp Fishing Agreement (signed in 1975)
- Agreement on Air Transport (signed in 1972)
- Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Trade and Investment (signed in 1999)
- Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between National Petroleum Marketing Company Limited of Trinidad & Tobago (NP) and the Brazilian Group of Independent Petroleum Dealers (ACAI) on Exploring Retail Marketing Options in the North of Brazil (signed in 2001)
- Bilateral Air Services Agreement (signed in 2008)
- Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and for the Encouragement of Bilateral Trade and Investment
- Technical Cooperation Agreement
- Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Cooperation in the Field of Energy
- Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Technical Cooperation in matters of Mutual Importance to Both States (signed in 2008)