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.
   
Citizenship by Registration of a Minor
 
An application may be made by the responsible parent or guardian to the Minister of National Security for the minor child of a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, to be registered as a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago.
- Section 8(1) 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 8, three (3) Original forms, and is subject to the approval of the Minister (link to MNS website).
On approval a Certificate of Registration of a Minor (Form 10) is issued.

Such citizenship is lost if the holder of such a Certificate of Citizenship does not take the Oath of Allegiance of Trinidad and Tobago within one (1) year of attaining 18 years of age
- Section 8 (3) of the Citizenship Act Chapter 1: 50
  Requirements: -
 
  Birth Certificate of Minor
  Proof of Parents’ Citizenship

  Fees:
 
  Non-Refundable Application fee: $50.00TT
  Certificate fee:  $ 270.00TT


An application for the grant of citizenship may be made by the responsible parent to the Minister of National Security for the registration of any such minor to whom Section 8(1) does not apply.
- Section 8 (2) of the Citizenship Act Chapter 1:50

On approval a Certificate of Registration of a Minor (Form 10) is issued
Such citizenship is lost if the holder of such a Certificate of Citizenship does not take the Oath of Allegiance within one year of attaining 18 years of age 
- Section 8 (3) of the Citizenship Act Chapter 1: 50
  Requirements: -
 
  Birth Certificate of Minor 
  Proof of Parentage
  Proof of Applicant’s Status in Trinidad and Tobago
  Proof of Applicant’s relationship to Minor
  Fees: -
 
  Non-Refundable Application fee:  $ 50.00TT
  Certificate fee: $ 270.00TT