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


About Us

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 as well as the Consulates General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in New York and Miami, and the Honorary Consuls for Trinidad and Tobago in Texas, Puerto Rico and Los Angelos.

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


Diaspora Calendar of Events 2020

TTEMB Washington DC  - Diaspora Calendar 2020

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This is a collaborative initiative of the Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Washington, DC, and the Trinidad and Tobago Diaspora Associations Network (TTDAN), which is comprised of professional, cultural, and secondary school alumni associations, based principally in the South-Atlantic region of the United States.


Members of the Trinidad and Tobago Diaspora who wish to propose events to be included in future publications of the calendar may contact the Embassy at: embdcinfo@foreign.gov.tt



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 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.

Immigration Attaché
embdcimmigration@foreign.gov.tt


                                 FAQs and HOLIDAYS

Passports

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 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

Document 13 - Passport Collection Procedures and Authorization Letter


Document 14 - Application and Guidelines for an Emergency Certificate

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

Document 19 - Repatriation of Human Remains Checklist


Visas

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



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
Passports may only be collected during Immigration Office Hours
Email: embdcimmigration@foreign.gov.tt