SERVICES - CSME   SERVICES - EXTENSION OF STAY      SERVICES - VISA
   
The CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) came into being in 2006.  Twelve member states of CARICOM committed to the Free Movement of People.
  A permitted entrant to Trinidad and Tobago who requires an Extension of Stay to remain in the country shall appear before the Immigration Authorities in Trinidad and Tobago.   Citizens and residents of Trinidad and Tobago do not require visas for entry into Trinidad and Tobago.
   
Legislation

Immigration Act

Citizenship Act Chapter 1:50

Former Constitution - Order in Council 1962

Immigration (Caribbean Community Skilled Nationals) Act 26/96

The Ammendments No. 18 of 2003

The Ammendments No. 2 of 2005

Immigration Act and Regulations – Chapter 18:01

The functions of the Immigration Division are governed by the Immigration Act and Regulations which make provisions for the admission of persons, refusal of entry, grant of resident status, process of deportation and conducting Special Inquiries and the grant of clearance to vessels and crew entering and departing the country.

Constitution - Chapter 1:01

The Constitution in Chapter 2 describes the persons who are citizens by birth and descent and who continue to be citizens having acquired such status in the former Constitution. The grant of citizenship by the Immigration Division is administered in accordance with the legislation. 

Former Constitution – Order In Council 1962

The former Constitution in Chapter 11 provides for citizenship by birth and descent for persons born before and after Independence. It also makes provisions for persons to be registered as citizens and allows for loss of citizenship by failure to renounce the citizenship of another country or the voluntary acquisition of the citizenship of another country. The grant of citizenship by the Immigration Division is administered in accordance with the legislation. 

Citizenship Act – Chapter 1:50

The Citizenship Act provides for the grant of citizenship by adoption, registration, naturalization, restoration, re-acquisition and descent through application. It also makes provisions for the loss of citizenship by renunciation, failure to take the Oath of Allegiance, order of the Minister or voluntary acquisition of citizenship of another country. The endorsement of citizenship status by the Immigration Division is administered in accordance with the legislation.


Immigration (Caribbean community Skilled Nationals) Act 26/96


Act 26 of 96 was established to make provisions for persons, being CARICOM citizens, to have access to free movement within the region in keeping with the principles of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy. The Act provides for such persons who qualify for free movement to be granted certificates allowing an indefinite stay in the country together with their spouses and dependents. There is also provision for the cancellation of a Certificate and revocation of permission granted to remain in the country in certain circumstances.