No Further Extensions of Trinidad and Tobago Passports at the Consulate General in New York
Holders of Trinidad and Tobago passports are advised that the Consulate General in New York is no longer authorised to issue extensions of passports with effect from 1 January, 2014.  You are therefore advised to apply for a new passport as soon as possible ..... read more

 

Obtaining Your Passport at the Consulate General for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in New York

Entitlement to a Trinidad and Tobago Passport is restricted to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago only.  All first time applicants for the Machine Readable Passport MUST appear in person at the designated Immigration Office for your jurisdiction.

The Consulate General has now instituted a WALK-IN system for all immigration services

Nationals and visitors seeking passport and other immigration services at the Consulate General no longer need an appointment. A walk-in system is now in place where you can visit the Consulate General on any business day (except on Consulate General holidays) from Monday to Friday between the hours of 7:00am to 3:00pm with a completed application form and all relevant supporting documentation with respect to the service/s you are seeking.

Passport application forms must be completed prior to visiting the Consulate General

CLICK TO VIEW APPLICATION GUIDELINES FOR
FIRST TIME APPLICANTS ONLY

Please access relevant application form and guidelines from the website:
 

Fees

Pay by Money Order only to the Consulate General of Trinidad and Tobago.

  • Renewal - $72 USD

  • Expired Lost Passport - $72 USD

  • Valid Lost Passport - $223 USD

  • Damaged or Mutilated Passport - $223 USD

Citizenship

Original documentary evidence of your Trinidad and Tobago Citizenship must be submitted and will be returned to you.

If you were born in Trinidad and Tobago, you must provide the following documents:

  • Electronic Birth Certificate – Computer generated with pin number.  Click here to download a birth certificate request form.

    • Please include supporting affidavit, where applicable.

  • Trinidad and Tobago Identification Card and /or Previous Passport or Driver's License

    • (U.S. residents – where applicable, ARC [green card] and/or a valid state issued photo I.D.)

  • If you acquired citizenship of another country, you must produce the citizenship certificate of that country. The date of acquisition must be stated.

  • Restoration Certificate where applicable

  • Passport of Countries of other citizenship

If you were born outside of Trinidad and Tobago and are a citizen by any of the following, you must submit:

  • Descent – Birth Certificate, valid form of identification (passport/driver’s license), proof of parents’ Trinidad and Tobago citizenship; their birth certificates, marriage certificates and passports, Trinidad and Tobago citizenship certificates, etc.

  • Registration – Certificate of Registration, Birth Certificate, other documents as may be required.

  • Naturalisation – Certificate of Naturalisation, Birth Certificate, other documents as may be required.

  • Adoption – Certificate of Adoption, Birth Certificate where possible, Statement from Adoption Board giving place of birth, other documents as may be required.

Submit Affidavit(s)/ Deed Poll(s)/ Legal Name Change Documents (where applicable).

Female Applicants who are/ were married must submit their Marriage Certificate(s).

Where applicable, all original certificates including Divorce Decree(s) and/or Death Certificate(s) must be produced.

*N.B.* COLOUR PHOTOCOPIES OF ALL DOCUMENTS MUST ACCOMPANY ORIGINALS, AS WELL AS A COPY OF THE BIO-DATA INFORMATION OF THE MOST RECENT PASSPORT

Application Form Requirements

  • The applicant must complete and sign the application form.

  • The application form must not be bent or folded.

  • The use of Correction Fluid is strictly prohibited on the application form.

  • Have the application form signed by an eligible recommender. (see Declaration of the Recommender)

  • Ensure that the name entered on the application form is the name the applicant wishes to appear in the passport.

    How to get an Application Form:
     

    • Only passport application forms downloaded from this site or available at the office of the Consulate General of Trinidad & Tobago in New York can be used.

    • An application form can be requested by mail by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope measuring 8 " x 14" to the Trinidad & Tobago Consulate General.

    Printing the Downloaded Application Form:
     

    • Print on LEGAL size (8 x 14 inches) paper. Do NOT use standard lettersize (8 x 11 inches) paper.

    • Print applications using both sides of each page.

    • Print application forms in color on white paper. Photocopies of supporting documentation should also be in color.

    • In Adobe Acrobat, the following print settings should be used:

      • Page Scaling: None

      • Auto-Rotate and Center should be unchecked.

Other Required Documents

  • Submit the most recently issued passport in which the applicant's name appears, even if expired. (Original passport will be returned to you in the event that you need to travel during the wait-time for the machine readable passport.)

  • Provide evidence of any change of name, other than by marriage, by submitting a Deed Poll or Legal Name Change Document.

  • The written authority of the parent/ legal guardian is required for applicants under the age of 18 years.

*N.B.* COLOUR PHOTOCOPIES OF ALL DOCUMENTS MUST ACCOMPANY ORIGINALS, AS WELL AS A COPY OF THE BIO-DATA INFORMATION OF THE MOST RECENT PASSPORT

Photograph

First-time applicants for the Machine Readable Passport are not required to submit photographs.

Declaration of the Recommender

  1. The Recommender who countersigns the application must have known the applicant personally for at least three (3) years and know the applicant and/or the child well enough to certify that the statements made in the application are true.

  2. The Recommender must not be an immediate relative of the applicant.

  3. The Recommender must be a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago and be included in one of the following categories:

    • Minister of Religion registered under law to perform marriages.

    • Managing Director, Director and Manager of Banks and Companies.

    • Professionals (University Graduates). (State qualifications)

    • Member of Parliament, Mayor, Borough or County Councillor.

    • Notary Public/Justice of the Peace/Commissioner of Affidavits.

    • Senior Public Servants (Range 30 and above).

    • Police Officer (Corporal and above rank). (Include Regimental Number)

    • Fire Sub-Officer and above rank. (Include Regimental Number)

    • Prison Officer II and above rank. (Include Regimental Number)

    • Member of Defence Force (Corporal/Leading Seaman and above rank). (Include Regimental Number)

    • School Principal, Vice-Principal, Lecturer, Graduate Teacher (Teacher I and above rank).

      IF NONE OF THE ABOVE LISTED CITIZENS ARE AVAILABLE, ANY CITIZEN WHO IS AN ADULT AND SATISFIES (1) AND (2) OF THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
       

  4. THE RECOMMENDER MUST ENDORSE THE OFFICIAL STAMP OF THE FIRM OR ORGANIZATION IN THE SPACE PROVIDED IN SECTION 5 OF THE APPLICATION FORM.

  5. If the Recommender is a retiree or is unemployed or self-employed, his/her home address should be provided in Section 5 of the application form in lieu of address of organisation /firm.

Validity of Passports Issued to Applicants 16 Years and Over

The maximum period of validity is five (5) years from the date of issue.

Replacement of Lost, Stolen or Mutilated Passport

Documents to be produced:

  • Completed Passport Application form.

  • A Notification form for a Lost, Stolen or Mutilated Passport, which must be certified by a Commissioner of Affidavits or Justice of The Peace.

  • One passport sized photograph.

  • All documents which were submitted with previous application (Original Birth Certificate etc).

  • An Incident report from Police Station in the Applicant’s district stating that the loss was reported. (Optional)

  • In the case of destruction by fire, a report from the Fire Authorities would be required in lieu of a Police certificate.

  • Other documents as may be required at the time of interview for a replacement passport.

Please note that the reported Lost, Stolen or Mutilated Machine Readable Passport will be de-activated upon submission of the relevant forms and as a result, would no longer be valid for travel.

Picking Up Machine Readable Passports

Pick-up for all documents, including Machine Readable Passports and extensions:
7 am to 3 pm - Monday to Friday.

You are required to submit the following to pick up your Machine Readable Passport (MRP):

  • Original yellow passport application receipt

  • Most recent Trinidad and Tobago passport (if you have one)

  • Copy of valid identification (same identification used on application form)

You may submit the above documents:

  1. By visiting the consulate in person or third party pick up
    or

  2. By mail

    • If you already paid for return by mail, submit the above documents by mail. Upon receipt the MRP will be mailed to you.
       

    • If you applied prior to October, 2011 and would like your Machine Readable Passport returned by mail, submit the above documents and a self-addressed pre-paid express mail envelope with return postage (obtained from UPS). Upon receipt of your pre-paid express mail envelope, your MRP will be mailed to you.

Check the status of your Passport application here

Download Passport Application Form - click here (Adult Passport Application) click here (Children Under 16 years)

Also see Third Party Pick Up Authorization and Extension of Old T Passport.

CLICK TO VIEW A SAMPLE OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM

 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

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