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.
   
APPLICATION FOR A CERTIFICATE OF IMMIGRATION STATUS
Certificate of Immigration Status
 
A Certificate of Immigration Status is issued to a Citizen or Resident of Trinidad and Tobago as documentary proof of a person’s status as a Citizen or a Resident of Trinidad and Tobago.
An application for such a document is made on a CIS Form and when approved a Certificate of Immigration Status is duly issued.

A Certificate of Immigration Status bears the applicant’s biodata information and photo. It also details the grounds by which Citizen or Resident Status was acquired.

Requirements: -
 
Completed CIS Application Form
Two (2) Identical Passport Size photograph

Proof of Citizenship /Proof of Resident Status

Birth Certificate, with supporting affidavit (where applicable)

Evidence of Official Change of Name: Marriage(s),Deed Polls, Divorce Certificates (where applicable)
  Sworn Declarations/Affidavits (where applicable)
  Travel Documents held by Applicant
  For person described in Section  2 (2) (e) of the Former Ordinance Chapter 20 No. 2 and Section 5 (1) (e) of Chapter 18:01:-
 
Parents’ Birth Certificates
Parents’ Marriage Certificate (where applicable)
Parents’ Passport/Travel Documents
Parents’ Certificates of Residence/Citizenship/Certificates of Immigration Status

Fees: -
 
  CARICOM Citizens (Adults and Minors): $100.00 TT
  Non CARICOM Ctiizens (Adults and Minors):  $200.00 TT

  The declaration on the application must be sworn before and be certified by a Commissioner of Affidavits or a Notary Public.