Embassy in Washington D.C., U.S.A.


Public Notice - EMB Washington - 21-01-2022


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

Jurisdiction

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.

Accreditation


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.


Sections

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


Student Section

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.


Vacancies

Vacancy notice:



Immigration Section

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, applications for emergency certificates and certificates of immigration status. The office also assists with matters relating to the repatriation of citizens of Trinidad and Tobago. Other consular functions include legalization of documents, verification of life certificates, verification of medical practitioners and repatriation of human and cremated remains.

 

The Immigration Section has jurisdiction over 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 jurisdiction over the country of the United Mexican States.

 

Trinidad and Tobago nationals and members of the public in these jurisdictions are advised by The Ministry of National Security, Immigration Division that effective 24th November, 2015 in keeping with the timeline and standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), ALL citizens of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago must be in possession of a Machine-Readable Passport (MRP) for travel and ID purposes. All Trinidad and Tobago machine readable passport numbers follow the sequence of starting with two letters followed by six digits for example TA00111, TB223344 or TC123456. If your passport number does not follow this sequence, then you will need to apply for your First Machine Readable Passport. All applications for the first issuance of a Machine Readable Passport must be made in person. 

It is mandatory for the following category of applications to be made in person at the Embassy’s Immigration Section by appointment ONLY.

  • 1st Machine Readable Passport applications
  • Passport Applications for Children 15 years and under
  • Certificates of Immigration Status
  • Applications for Emergency Certificates for persons without an MRP

Persons wishing to submit applications for the aforementioned services may request an appointment using the following link CLICK HERE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT REQUEST

Once you’ve submitted the request for an appointment, you will be contacted by the Embassy’s Immigration Section with further instructions related to your in-person appointment.

 

As a reminder, the Embassy’s Immigration Department continues to accept the following applications via mail ONLY:

  • MRP Renewals for persons 16 years and older
  • Issuance of passports
  • Lost passport applications
  • Visa applications
  • Repatriation of Human Remains
  • Restoration of citizenship
  • Renunciation of Citizenship
  • Authentication/Legalization of Documents
  • Verification of a Medical Practitioner

Passports

Document 1 - Checklist for 1st Issuance of a MRP- Adults 16 years and over
Document 2 - Application for 1st Issuance of a MRP - Adults 16 years and over
Document 3 - Sample Application for 1st Issuance of a MRP- Adults 16 years and over


Document 4 - Checklist for MRP Renewal
Document 5 - Application for MRP Renewal
Document 6 - Sample Application for  MRP Renewal


Document 7 - Checklist for MRP- Children 15 years and under
Document 8 - Application for MRP - Children 15 years and under
Document 9 - Sample Application for MRP- Children 15 years and under


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

Authorization
Document 13 - Passport Collection Procedures and Authorization Letter


EMERGENCY CERTIFICATES

Document 14 - Application and Guidelines for an Emergency Certificate

RESTORATION OF CITIZENSHIP CERTIFICATE

Document 15 - Restoration Guidelines for Citizenship
Document 16 - Restoration Application
Document 17 - Restoration Medical Form 40
Document 18 - Restoration Medical Form 40A

REPATRATION OF HUMAN AND CREMATED REMAINS

Document 19 - Repatriation of Human Remains Checklist


VISAS

Document 20 - Visa Application Instructions
Document 21 - Visa Application Form


Please note that persons experiencing emergency situations relating to immigration services are encouraged to contact the Embassy via telephone at 202-467-6490 or by email: embdcimmigration@foreign.gov.tt.


Contact Information

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 
Phone: 1-202-467-6490/3 
Fax: 1-202-785-3130 
Email: embdcinfo@foreign.gov.tt
Website: http://www.foreign.gov.tt/embwashington


Embassy Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm

Immigration Office Hours
Monday - Friday
10:00am - 4:00pm
Email: embdcimmigration@foreign.gov.tt