Don’t leave home without it.
Thinking of traveling to Trinidad or Tobago?, Your Passport will be the most important document you will be taking with you, it confirms your citizenship, I like to call it your World Citizenship Paper’s. It lets the world know that you are not from Alabama or California but you are a citizen of the United States, Germany or Brazil. A passport will be your best form of Identification when you are traveling. It is widely used when entering countries, checking into Hotels, you most likely will be asked to fill out a police card listing name, passport number, destination, reasons for traveling and a local address. The State Department's Passport Bureau will have the information on obtaining a new or renewal passport. Many countries will require that the passport is valid for least 6 months after departure date from said country.
Certain countries will require in addition to a Passport a Visa; some require a tourist visa while others will require a work visa. Every country has different requirements. When I was flying to France I had to have a work Visa since I was a pilot flying into France, while at the time, if you were vacationing in France you did not need a tourist visa. Some countries will require a Visa for certain citizens; Brazil is an example that requires Visas for citizens of the United States only because the United States requires Visas from Brazilian citizens. Visas are available from the Embassy or Consulate of the country that you will be traveling to.
Trinidad and Tobago Visa and Passport Requirement
Passport valid for six months after the intended length of stay required by all nationals referred to in the chart above 16 years and older.
Additional Passport Information
Passports issued to children must contain a photo and state the nationality.
All nationals referred to in the chart above must be in possession of a valid return ticket to their country of residence or citizenship, and sufficient funds to maintain themselves while in Trinidad or Tobago.
Visitors must also provide a proper local address in Trinidad and Tobago, and complete an Immigration E/D card . A person seeking admission to Trinidad and Tobago other than a tourist or visitor must be in possession of one of the following documents - work permit, student permit, missionary permit or a ministry permit.
Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the French embassy to check visa requirements.
Australian nationals are required to have a visa
European countries as well as Canada and USA are not required to have Visa for less than 3 month stays.
Nationals of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia need a visa for stays over 1 month.
Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in the USA
1708 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Tel: (202) 467 6490.
Caribbean Tourism Organization in the USA
80 Broad Street, Suite 3200, New York, NY 10004, USA
Tel: (212) 635 9530.
High Commission of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in the UK
42 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8NT, UK
Tel: (020) 7245 9351.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 0900-1700; Mon-Fri 1000-1400 (visa applications).
Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Office in the UK
Lion House, 111 Hare Lane, Claygate, Surrey K10 0QY, UK
Tel: 0800 804 8787.
Caribbean Tourism Organization in the UK
22 The Quadrant, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1BP, UK
Tel: (020) 8948 0057.