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
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
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:
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
Original documentary evidence of your Trinidad and Tobago
Citizenship must be submitted and will be returned to you.
you were born in Trinidad and Tobago, you must provide the
Electronic Birth Certificate – Computer generated with pin
number. Click here to download a birth certificate
Trinidad and Tobago Identification Card and /or Previous
Passport or Driver's License
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
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
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.
Affidavit(s)/ Deed Poll(s)/ Legal Name Change Documents (where
Female Applicants who are/ were married must submit their Marriage
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
Application Form Requirements
applicant must complete and sign the application form.
application form must not be bent or folded.
use of Correction Fluid is strictly prohibited on the
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 ½" x 14" to the
Trinidad & Tobago Consulate General.
Printing the Downloaded Application Form:
Print on LEGAL size (8 ½ x 14 inches) paper. Do NOT use
standard lettersize (8 ½ 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
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.
written authority of the parent/ legal guardian is required for
applicants under the age of 18 years.
COLOUR PHOTOCOPIES OF ALL DOCUMENTS MUST ACCOMPANY ORIGINALS, AS
WELL AS A COPY OF THE BIO-DATA INFORMATION OF THE MOST RECENT
First-time applicants for the Machine Readable Passport are not
required to submit photographs.
Declaration of the Recommender
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.
Recommender must not be an immediate relative of the applicant.
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
Managing Director, Director and Manager of Banks and
Professionals (University Graduates). (State qualifications)
Member of Parliament, Mayor, Borough or County Councillor.
Notary Public/Justice of the Peace/Commissioner of
Senior Public Servants (Range 30 and above).
Police Officer (Corporal and above rank). (Include
Fire Sub-Officer and above rank. (Include Regimental Number)
Prison Officer II and above rank. (Include Regimental
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.
RECOMMENDER MUST ENDORSE THE OFFICIAL STAMP OF THE FIRM OR
ORGANIZATION IN THE SPACE PROVIDED IN SECTION 5 OF THE
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
Replacement of Lost, Stolen or Mutilated Passport
Documents to be produced:
Completed Passport Application form.
Notification form for a Lost, Stolen or Mutilated Passport,
which must be certified by a Commissioner of Affidavits or
Justice of The Peace.
passport sized photograph.
documents which were submitted with previous application
(Original Birth Certificate etc).
Incident report from Police Station in the Applicant’s district
stating that the loss was reported. (Optional)
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.
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
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
submit the above documents:
visiting the consulate in person or third party pick up
If you already paid for return by mail, submit the above
documents by mail. Upon receipt the MRP will be mailed to
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.
the status of your Passport application here
Passport Application Form -
(Adult Passport Application)
click here (Children Under 16
see Third Party Pick Up Authorization and
Extension of Old T
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A SAMPLE OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM