Our Trinidad and Tobago Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Trinidad and Tobago’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Trinidad and Tobago.
Visitors visiting Trinidad and Tobago are required to get a visa unless they are travelling from one of the countries that do not need a visa. It was approved on 15 December 2015 that the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago has signed a reciprocal visa waiver agreement with the European Union on 28 May 2015. Citizens of countries which are not exempt from the Trinidad & Tobago visa regimes will require a visa.
Entry into Trinidad & Tobago
Passengers travelling to Trinidad and Tobago are required to present vaccination documentation or a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken 48 hours prior to entry. Before being allowed to depart, unvaccinated passengers without a negative test will be required to enter state-supervised quarantine at their own expense and provide a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test. Planned Tobago visitors are strongly encouraged to contact their travel representative or airline for location-specific information.
Extreme weather conditions in the Caribbean
Each year, the Atlantic hurricane season typically lasts from June to November and can impact the eastern and southern United States with heavy rainfall, flooding, and strong winds. Citizens who intend to be in the affected region during this period should evaluate the necessity of travel based on forecasts of extreme weather.
You will need:
A valid passport.
A completed application for a Trinidad and Tobago visa.
A valid travel medical insurance policy that will cover your medical costs in Trinidad and Tobago.
An accommodation evidence. This document must demonstrate that you have a residence in the country.
This could also be an invitation letter from a friend or relative.
A bank statement.
A recent colour photo of passport size.
Criminal record document.
A medical record form.
A journey itinerary.
A letter from your employer.
A letter from your university.
Civil status documents.
Please allow up to 15 working days for your visa to be processed from the day of your initial application. You must ensure you allow yourself enough time to get your visa sorted before you travel.
Waiting times for an appointment can be months long. This varies depending on your country of residence.
Who Can Visit Trinidad & Tobago Without a Visa?
To enter and visit Trinidad and Tobago, citizens of the following nations do not require a visa; they only need a valid passport, a round-trip ticket, and a bank statement:
- European Union/EFTA (limited to 90 days in 180 days except for Ireland citizens)
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Hong Kong
- Sierra Leone
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- South Korea
- Costa Rica
- The United Kingdom
- The United States
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
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The types of visas available are:
- Business visa.
- Investor visa.
- Missionary visa.
- Student visa.
- Tourist visa.
- Transit visa.
- Work visa.
What To Do If Your Trinidad & Tobago Visa is Refused?
People regularly ask us how we “guarantee” visa approval. Because embassies make all final decisions, there is no way to obtain a certainty of 100 percent. However, you are limited to ensuring that your application is as strong as possible. If your visa application has been rejected, please contact us. You have the right to appeal this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that opted to deny the visa distributes a standard form informing the applicant of the decision to deny a Trinidad and Tobago visa and the reasons for the rejection.
The Trinidad and Tobago visa policy is flexible, therefore you may not require one. The nationals of 101 nations and territories are exempt from visa requirements. They may remain on the islands for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.
Extensions may be requested through the Passport and Immigration Department in Port of Spain (Trinidad) and Scarborough for stays longer than the standard 90 days (Tobago).
Local cash in excess of TT$ 20,000 must be declared. Please notify the nearest embassy if you want to carry an abnormally significant amount of cash, in case the restrictions change. Foreign currency – the value of $5,000 or more in any currency must be stated.