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Trinidad Visa Requirements


A valid passport is required of U.S. and Canadian citizens for entry to Trinidad and Tobago. U.S. and Canadian citizens do not need a visa for tourism or business-related visits of 90 days or less.

U.S. citizens should take special care to secure their passports while traveling as it can be time-consuming and difficult to acquire new proof of citizenship to facilitate return travel should the passport be lost or stolen.

Prior to departure from the U.S., sea travelers must have a valid U.S. passport or other original proof of U.S. citizenship, such as a certified U.S. birth certificate with a government-issued photo ID.

All Americans traveling by air outside the United States are required to present a passport or other valid travel document to enter or re-enter the United States.

While a U.S. passport is not mandatory for sea travel, it is recommended since it is a more readily recognized form of positive proof of citizenship.

The U.S. Consulate General recommends traveling with a valid U.S. passport to avoid delays or misunderstandings. A lost or stolen passport is also easier to replace when outside of the United States than other evidence of citizenship.

For more information, travelers may contact the Embassy of Trinidad and Tobago, 1708 Massachusetts Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20036, telephone (202) 467-6490, or the Trinidad and Tobago Consulates in Miami or New York City.

A valid Canadian passport is required for Canadias intending to visit Trinidad and Tobago. The passport must be valid for the duration of the stay. A valid return or onward ticket and sufficient funds are also required.

These requirements are subject to change at any time. It is the traveler’s responsibility to check with the country’s embassy or its consulates for up-to-date information.

Sources:
  • U.S. State Department
  • Canadian Consular Affairs
  • Embassy of Trinidad and Tobago’s website
Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the America.
February 17, 2020