CATEGORIES OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO CITIZENS   ENDORSEMENT OF RESIDENT STATUS
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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.
   
RE-ACQUISITION - APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE OF CITIZENSHIP MADE BY A FORMER CITIZEN OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO (OTHER THAN BIRTH OR DESCENT)
 
A person who was a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago other than by birth or descent and who lost Trinidad and Tobago citizenship by the voluntary acquisition of the citizenship of another country may apply to the Minister of National Security for the grant of a Certificate of Citizenship 
- Section 11 (2) of the Citizenship Act Chapter 1:50
An application form is obtained from the Ministry of National Security, no fee attached.

An application is submitted to the Ministry of National Security on the prescribed form 1, three (3) Original forms, and is subject to the approval of the Minister (MNS website)
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.

Requirements: -
 
Birth Certificate
Proof of Parent’s Trinidad and Tobago Citizenship

Police Certificate of Character from country of residence and /or home country

Medical Forms 40 and 40A

Proof of Legal Entry into Trinidad and Tobago

Adequate Knowledge of the English Language and Duties of a Citizen of Trinidad and Tobago

Take the Oath of Allegiance of Trinidad and Tobago

Fees: -
 
  Non Refundable Application fee: $50.00 TT
  Certificate Fee:  $540.00 TT

 
Citizenship can be lost if such a citizen acquires the citizenship of another country by voluntary act other than marriage
- Section 11 (1) of the Citizenship Act Chapter 1:50