CITIZENSHIP BY - NATURALIZATION   CITIZENSHIP FOR A CHILD
     CITIZENSHIP MADE BY A FORMER CITIZEN
   
A citizen of any country, other than the British Commonwealth or Republic of Ireland, who holds resident status in Trinidad and Tobago for a minimum of 8 years, may apply to the Minister of National Security for the grant of a Certificate of Naturalization.
  An application is made by the responsible parent or guardian before the child attains age eighteen (18) years or by the child within one year of his attaining eighteen (18) years of age.    On approval a Certificate of Citizenship of Trinidad and Tobago Form (4) is issued to the child and such child is deemed a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago by descent.
   
Categories of Trinidad and Tobago Citizens
 
Application for Citizenship of Trinidad and Tobago

CATEGORIES:
Citizenship by Registration (Citizens of Commonwealth and Republic of Ireland)
Citizenship by Registration of a Minor
Citizenship by Naturalization (Non Commonwealth Citizens)
Citizenship for a child born to a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago by descent
Re-acquisition - Citizenship made by a former citizen of Trinidad and Tobago (other than birth or descent)
Restoration of Trinidad and Tobago Citizenship
 
The following are Citizens of Trinidad and Tobago
BIRTH
  A person born in Trinidad and Tobago subject to Section 17 (2) of the Constitution Chapter 1:01.
DESCENT (1)
  A person born outside Trinidad and Tobago of a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago other than by descent subject to Section 17 (3) of the Constitution Chapter 1:01.
DESCENT (2)
  A child who was born outside of Trinidad and Tobago of a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago by descent and who was granted, on application a Certificate of citizenship of Trinidad and Tobago in accordance with Section 5(1) of the Citizenship Act Chap 1:50.
REGISTRATION
  A person who is registered as a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago in accordance with Sections 7(1), 8(1) and 8 (2) of Citizenship Act Chapter 1:50
NATURALIZATION
  A person who is a naturalized citizen of Trinidad and Tobago in accordance with Section 12(1) of Citizenship Act Chapter 1:50
REACQUISITION
  A person, who reacquired Trinidad and Tobago citizenship by the grant of a Certificate of Citizenship in accordance with Section 11(2) of the Citizenship Act Chapter 1:50.
RESTORATION
  A person whose Trinidad and Tobago citizenship was restored by the grant of a Certificate of Restoration of Citizenship in accordance with Section 11 (2B) of the Citizenship Act Chapter1: 50.
ADOPTION
  A minor who was adopted in Trinidad and Tobago by a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago in accordance with Section 6 of Citizenship Act 1:50.

In order to apply for a Trinidad and Tobago passport one must be a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago