Embassy in Washington D.C., U.S.A.
Humanitarian Assistance to Trinidad and Tobago Nationals Stranded Overseas Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Embassy of Trinidad and Tobago in Washington, D.C. wishes to invite nationals to join its Diaspora Database. In a targeted effort to establish contact with members of the Trinidad and Tobago diaspora in the USA, the Embassy has developed a database and we need your help to fill the information on the form found at the following link: Embassy of Trinidad and Tobago in Washington, D.C. – Diaspora Database. Please feel free to share this form with your friends, family and other contacts who form part of the Trinidad and Tobago diaspora family, currently living and working in the USA.
In addition, the Embassy wishes to remind nationals to register with the Registration System for Nationals Abroad (RSNA). The RSNA is a service provided by the Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago, for nationals who live, work or are traveling overseas, which allows Mission staff around the world to contact you and provide better assistance in an emergency. Please register to the RSNA using the following link - https://register.foreign.gov.tt/about_rsna/.
Kindly note that the Embassy’s Diaspora Database will complement the RSNA but the former is a separate database intended for general communication between the Embassy in Washington, D.C. and TT nationals who live in the USA. Rest assured that both forms will take only a few minutes to complete.
The Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in Washington, D.C. is the official representative of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in the United States of America.
Among the services provided are the promotion of trade, investment, tourism, passport, visa and consular services, including assistance to nationals, legalizing documents, verifying the authenticity of medical certificates, interviewing applicants for permanent residence in Trinidad and Tobago, interviewing, checking applications from former nationals who are applying for restoration of Trinidad and Tobago citizenship and verification of documents pertaining to the shipment of human remains
The jurisdiction of the Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in Washington, D.C. includes the United States of America, the United Mexican States and the Organization of American States. The Consulates General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in New York and Miami, as well as the Honorary Consuls for Trinidad and Tobago in Texas and Puerto Rico all fall under the jurisdiction of the Embassy.
The Embassy exercises consular jurisdiction in the following States of the USA: Washington, D.C., Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Washington and the US Virgin Islands. As the bilateral Mission accredited to Mexico, it also exercises consular jurisdiction over the country of the United Mexican States.
The Embassy has multiple bilateral and multilateral responsibilities. Bilaterally, Trinidad and Tobago’s Ambassador is accredited to the United States of America as well as Mexico while simultaneously serving as the Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago to the Organization of American States (OAS). The Embassy’s multilateral obligations also include OAS entities such as the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), as well as financial institutions and development agencies such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). The Mission also maintains regular contact with the following countries which are accredited to Trinidad and Tobago, viz: Botswana, Liberia, the Philippines, Senegal and the Kingdom of Swaziland.
Public Affairs and Culture
The Cultural Section of the Embassy provides informational materials on Trinidad and Tobago’s rich and diverse culture and regularly gives presentations to the public and to visiting high school and college student groups. It arranges cultural events and corresponds with the public through its website and mailing list. The Cultural Section also coordinates participation in the Embassy Adoption Program, an award winning multicultural enrichment program designed for to allow for the Embassy to ‘adopt’ a middle school class at a public school in Washington, DC for one semester. During this period the students are taught about the demographics, history and culture of Trinidad and Tobago
The Student Section of the Embassy of Trinidad and Tobago is tasked with steering the affairs of those students that are sponsored by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to attend university in the U.S. In this regard, it serves as liaison for the students, their respective institutions and the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Please note that the Student Section does not arrange for scholarships from the Government of Trinidad and Tobago on behalf of students.
The Section also gives guidance on various issues, including visas to all students from Trinidad and Tobago attending universities in the US.
Additionally, the section assists students from the United States and other countries wishing to pursue studies and research in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Immigration Section at the Embassy of Trinidad and Tobago is responsible for the issuance of passports and visas. Applications for the renunciation and restoration of citizenship are also accepted. The Office is also responsible for conducting interviews of Trinidad and Tobago nationals detained abroad to determine T&T citizenship prior to deportation to Trinidad and Tobago. Other Consular functions include Legalization, verification of life certificates as well as documentation for the repatriation of human remains.
In keeping with the timeline and standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), The Ministry of National Security, Immigration Division has advised that, effective Tuesday 24 November 2015, all citizens of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago must be in possession of a Machine Readable Passport (MRP) when traveling to a foreign country.
Please refer to the following forms and accompanying checklists when applying for your new Trinidad and Tobago Passport:
Document 1 - Checklist for 1st Issue of MRP- Adults 16 years and over
Document 2 - Application for 1st Issue of MRP - Adults 16 years and over
Document 3 - Sample Application for 1st Issue of MRP- Adults 16 years and over
Document 10 - Checklist for Lost, Stolen or Mutilated T&T Passport
Document 11 - Application for Lost, Stolen or Mutilated T&T Passport
Document 12 - Sample Application for Lost, Stolen, Mutilated Passport
Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Washington D.C.
Permanent Mission of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the Organization of American States
His Excellency Brigadier General (Ret'd) Anthony Phillips-Spencer, Ambassador of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Address: 1708 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington D.C. 20036-1975
Country: United States
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Immigration Office Hours
Monday - Friday
10:00am - 4:00pm