Embassy in Washington D.C., U.S.A.
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 as well as the Consulates General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in New York and Miami, and the Honorary Consul for Trinidad and Tobago in Texas and Puerto Rico.
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.
The Cultural Section of the Embassy provides information 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 sixth-grade students in public schools in Washington, DC.
The Section disseminates a newsletter - “The T&T Diplomat” – which highlights T&T relations with the US and our OAS counterparts and features articles on developments in Trinidad and Tobago in a plethora of sectors.Contact:
Cultural Section – 202.467.6490 ext 1002
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.
Student Section – 202.467.6490 ext 1002
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
Passports may only be collected during Immigration Office Hours
The Immigration and Consular Office 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.
Please note that citizens who live on the West Coast and require new machine readable passports are serviced through scheduled visits every two months. Those wishing appointments for Washington or California must call the Embassy at 202-467-6490 to schedule a date and time for an appointment. All calls are to be made within one month of the requested appointment date. In cases where we are unable to take your call and you fall within our jurisdiction, you are asked to leave a clear message giving your name and telephone number your call will be returned. A preliminary interview will be conducted and an appointment date and time will be scheduled.
Ms. Nicole De Coteau
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:
Application for 1st Issue of MRP - Adults 16 years and over.
Checklist for 1st Issue of MRP- Adults 16 years and over
Sample Application for 1st Issue of MRP- Adults 16 years and over
**Documents have been updated as of 14 December 2018