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Do I need a visa to
visit Trinidad and Tobago?
What kind of visa should
I apply for?
The categories of visas issued include Official, Business, Tourist or
Visit for single or multiple entry. You should apply for that which
suits the purpose of your travel.
How do I apply for the
Download forms and instructions in the Downloads section
of this website or visit the High Commission between 10:00 am to 12:00
pm Monday to Friday to pick up the visa forms.
Do I need to apply in
No you may submit your application through courier or a
Third Party. Read the instructions and procedures carefully. If you
utilize a Third Party, e.g. travel agent, please note that the High
Commission is not responsible for additional delays in processing which
may be caused by the Third Party.
What is the normal
duration of the visa?
Duration varies from one month to six months. The High
Commission does not normally issue long term visas, these should be
obtained from Immigration Division, Trinidad and Tobago.
How long does it take to
process the visa application?
Currently it takes from 3 to 21 days. The applicant may
wish to leave the application pending and withdraw the passport if they
require the passport for other uses while the visa application is being
How can I check the
status of my visa application?
You can call the High Commission at (11) 4600-7500
during the hours of 10:00 am to 12:00 pm or send an email to
email@example.com with the
Can I get the visa on
As I have to travel
frequently to Trinidad can I get the
visa for longer durations?
The High Commission does not normally issue visas with a
validity of more than 6 months. You should approach the Immigration
Division while in Trinidad and Tobago for such a visa.
I am going for a
business related issues for my company
for more than 30 days do I need to apply
for the work permit?
Yes. Your company should obtain a work permit from the
Ministry of National Security before you apply for the visa.
Is it mandatory to
provide references if I am travelling to
Trinidad and Tobago to see business
opportunities available and I donít have
any invitation letter?
Yes. Provide information about the organizations on the
form or additional paper of which you intend to meet with. It is
recommended that you to setup confirmed appointments and have these
people issue invitation letters or letter of confirmation of appointment
that you could enclose with your visa application.
I am going as a tourist
and I donít have any references, what do
You should provide the name of the hotel at which you
will be staying.
Where can I extend my
visa duration when I am in Trinidad and
Can I take a visa in
advance as I have to travel other
countries before reaching Trinidad and
Yes. Make sure your visa application includes a travel
itinerary with your entire travel plans indicating the date of arrival
in Trinidad and Tobago.
Is it mandatory to
submit financial documents of the
references in Trinidad and Tobago even
though I am supporting myself
Is the visa fees
refunded if my visa application is
No. It is a visa application fee.
What are the visa
requirement for nationalities other than
The same as Indian nationals.
If I submit all the
documents listed for the visa
application, can I get the visa?
Visa issuance are subject to the Immigration Division in
Trinidad and Tobago.
If my travel plans
change after I obtain the visa and I
intend to arrive in Trinidad and Tobago
after the expiry of the visa can I
obtain an extension of the visa at the
No. You would need to obtain a new visa. You should
re-submit a visa application at the High Commission together will all
supporting documents and fees.
Can I get a visa for the
No. There is no country called the West Indies therefore
there is no visa available. The West Indies is a term applied to the
Caribbean region which includes many independent countries with their
own visa rules.
Can I get a CARICOM
No. The CARICOM Visa is no longer available. It was a
temporary visa regime put in place to facilitate visitors to the
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) region for the ICC Cricket World Cup in
Where can I get a visa
for other countries in the Caribbean
e.g. Jamaica, Barbados, St. Lucia?
You should check that countryís Ministry of Foreign
Affairs website or contact their nearest embassy/high commission.