CATEGORIES OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO CITIZENS   ENDORSEMENT OF RESIDENT STATUS
     CITIZENSHIP BY
   REGISTRATION
   
Re-acquisition - Citizenship made by a former citizen of Trinidad and Tobago (other than birth or descent).
  Resident Status in Trinidad and Tobago is lost by voluntarily residing outside Trinidad and Tobago for a continuous period of one (1) year.   Citizenship can be lost if such a citizen acquires the citizenship of another country by voluntary act other than marriage.
   
Application for Resident Status

Non Nationals of Trinidad and Tobago who are described in Section 6(1) of the Immigration Act may apply to the Minister of National Security for the grant of Resident Status.

  - Section 6 (1) of the Immigration Act Chapter 18:01
 
An application form is obtained from the Ministry of National Security, no fee attached.  
An application for the grant of resident status is submitted to the Ministry of National Security on the prescribed form 6, two (2) Original forms, if submitted locally, or three (3) Original forms, if submitted from abroad, and is subject to the approval of the Minister (link to MNS website).
 
Requirements: -  

Birth Certificate
Marriage and/or Divorce Certificates (where applicable)
Sworn Declarations/Affidavits (where applicable)
Police Certificate Of Character from country of residence and /or home country
Medical Forms 40 and 40A and X-ray report
Certificates or Diplomas of Educational Qualifications
Job Letters
Bank Statements
Proof of Legal Entry to Trinidad and Tobago
Photos

 
Fees:


  Application fee:  Nil
  Certificate fee:    Non CARICOM Citizens - $1,000.00 TT
  CARICOM Citizens - $400.00 TT
  Payable at the Ministry of National Security on approval of the application

 
Any such person to whom Section 6(1) does not apply may submit an application made by written request to the Minister of National Security for the grant of Resident Status.  
Requirements: -
 

Birth Certificate
Marriage and/or Divorce Certificates (where applicable)
Sworn Declarations/Affidavits (where applicable)
Police Certificate Of Character from country of residence and /or home country
Medical Forms 40 and 40A and X-ray report
Certificates or Diplomas of Educational Qualifications
Letters from Schools attended
Job Letters
Bank Statements
Proof of Legal Entry to Trinidad and Tobago
Photos
Any other documents as may be required

 

Fees:
 
 

Application fee:  Nil
  Certificate fee:   Non CARICOM Citizens - $ 1,000.00 TT
  CARICOM Citizens -  $ 400.00 TT
  Payable at the Ministry of National Security on approval of the application

 

A person to whom resident status has been granted can lose such status by voluntarily residing outside Trinidad and Tobago for a continuous period of more than one (1) year
- Section 7 (1) of the Immigration Act Chapter 18:01