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All About the Trinidad and Tobago Visa

Planning on visiting this island nation in the near future? If you’re a US, UK or Canadian passport holder, then you’re in luck! These countries are included in the list of more than 90 nationalities who can travel to Trinidad and Tobago visa-free.

This means foreign visitors from certain countries can explore this twin-island republic for up to 90 days within a 180-day period with just their national passport and a return flight ticket. What’s more, a few nationalities can even extend their stay to enjoy more time in this Caribbean paradise.

Want to see the full list of Trinidad and Tobago visa-free countries and find out what this means for your next trip? Byevisa has thoroughly read through Trinidad and Tobago’s visa policy, so that you don’t have to.

In these next sections, you’ll learn what to expect when travelling to this popular destination, what countries can obtain a VoA (Visa on Arrival) at the airport, and how to apply for an entry permit if your nationality is not currently on the list of exempt countries.

In addition, we’ve done our research in order to be able to offer you some useful travel tips. Whether you’re visiting to dance the night away at the world-famous Carnival celebrations or prefer the peace and quiet of hiking trails and turquoise bays, we’ve got you covered.

Trinidad and Tobago Visa Requirements and Eligibility

To see if you need a visa to discover this tropical destination, you should first make sure you have the following:

  • A passport that’s valid at least 6 months past your travel dates and has at least 1 blank page. This document should be machine-readable (please see our FAQ section below for more details on this).
  • A return or onward ticket (if you’re flying to a 3rd country after your visit, you may be asked to show that you hold a travel authorisation to enter).

If you hold these 2 documents, then the next step is to choose your nationality in our eligibility checker tool. If your country is on our list, then you may travel to Trinidad and Tobago visa-free for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. Nationalities with a visit time shorter than this will be marked.

Alternatively, find your nationality in our list below:

Albania (30 days)
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina (30 days)
Costa Rica
Czech Republic
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
The Gambia

Hong Kong
Montenegro (30 days)

Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Serbia (30 days)
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
South Africa
South Korea
United Kingdom
United States

Trinidad and Tobago Visa on Arrival (VoA)

If you’re a national of one of the 3 countries below, you’re eligible to request a waiver upon arrival at the airport:

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • The Philippines

This document costs approximately 60 USD and is Single-Entry. Once issued, you will be free to explore Trinidad’s white-sand beaches for up to 30 days. To ensure quick and easy passage through immigration, it will be helpful to have ready:

  • A passport that’s valid at least 6 months past your travel dates and has at least 2 blank pages.
  • Your proof of return travel (or a ticket and valid entry permit to a 3rd country, if applicable).
  • Proof of accommodation.
  • Proof of financial means to support your stay (this could be credit cards or bank account statements).

It’s possible that the immigration officer will ask you about the purpose of your visit. If you’re travelling on holiday, then ‘tourism’ is a perfectly acceptable answer.

Trinidad and Tobago Visa Application Process

Citizens from countries that are not included on either list above will need to travel to Trinidad and Tobago with a tourist visa. This should be requested through an embassy or diplomatic mission’s consular section. To find the embassy closest to you, check out our quick and easy Embassy Finder page.

Once you’ve located your embassy, you should send an email to the consular section listing your full name, proposed dates of travel and the reason for your visit. The consular section will then inform you of your appointment time or the walk-in hours available.

There are some steps that are reserved for specific nationalities, and your embassy will be able to provide further details about this. However, the basic process is straightforward and includes gathering the following documents, plus 2 copies of each:

  • Your national passport, valid at least 6 months past your travel dates and with at least 2 blank pages.
  • 2 completed and signed application forms (this can be downloaded from the embassy website or will be provided by the embassy directly).
  • 2 passport-size photos, in colour, and taken in front of a white background.
  • A notarised colour copy of your national ID (e.g. a driver’s license).
  • The non-refundable Trinidad and Tobago visa fee (for most travellers this will be approximately 10 USD).
  • A financial statement from the last 3 months.
  • Other information, depending on your nationality.

Trinidad Visa Form and Documents

All applicants are expected to submit their applications in person. If you’re unable to visit your particular Trinidad and Tobago embassy, it would be a good idea to contact them to see how to proceed.

To successfully fill in the application, you’ll need to have this information:

  • Your full name and any former names (i.e. a maiden name).
  • Your nationality at birth and present nationality.
  • Your present address.
  • Your marital status.
  • Your passport number along with the dates of issue and expiry.
  • Your occupation and employer details.
  • Your annual income in Trinidadian dollars.
  • Information on previous applications (if you’ve been issued a permit previously, you’ll need to include the authorisation number here).
  • Information on state offenses for which you have been convicted (this excludes traffic offenses – if you have incidents to report, you may need to include a background check with your application).
  • Your proposed entry and departure dates.
  • The purpose of your visit (in detail).
  • The name, nationality and contact details of 2 references in the country.
  • Information on your financial means.
  • If travelling with children, you’ll need to include their names, ages and places of birth.

The application should be printed legibly in blue or black ink. Embassies will require 2 copies of the application form, meaning that you’ll need to fill in the information and sign the form twice.

Trinidad and Tobago Refundable Security Bond Deposit

Please note that some countries will have additional steps, such as the payment of a refundable security bond deposit. This fee of approximately 1,360 USD will be reimbursed in full once the traveller has left Trinidad and returned to their home country.

Your particular embassy or mission will provide you with a letter of authorisation and the details on where and how to make this payment. Only the applicant can request a refund for this amount. Once the request is processed, the refund should be made available in 1 week.

How Much is a Trinidad and Tobago Visa?

Visa-exempt nationalities pay no fee.

For most other nationalities, this fee is approximately 10 USD for a Single-Entry authorisation. Your particular embassy will provide you with the final payment amount and details when you contact them to make your appointment.

Trinidad Visa Status Check

If you wish to check the status of your application, you can contact the embassy’s consular section. If you are given an application number at your appointment, be sure to save it for ease of reference.

We suggest double-checking the email address you put on your application as this will be the mission’s main way of contacting you.

More Trinidad and Tobago Visa Questions and Information

Our sections above were intended to give an overview of the entry and application process. If you have more questions, please check out our FAQs below.

If you apply for a tourist visa, you will have 30 days to explore Trinidad’s reefs and colonial cities. This document can be Single or Multiple-Entry.
The processing time varies depending on your nationality and the embassy where you apply. We would suggest contacting your embassy’s consular section well in advance to ensure that you have time to schedule your appointment and gather your documents.
If you’re a national of one of the countries below, you can request an extension at the Passport and Immigration Department in Port of Spain (Trinidad) or Scarborough (Tobago):
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Liechtenstein
  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • Republic of Korea
  • Switzerland
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
To apply, you’ll need to prove that you have sufficient funds to cover your extended stay as well as a return ticket.
No, there’s no need to print your tourist visa, as it will be fixed in your passport.
A machine-readable or biometric passport is a document that has data encoded in optical character recognition format.

Most passports issued in the US, UK and European Union are biometric. To see if yours is, open it to the first page, under personal information, and check to see the 2 lines of letters, random numbers and the ‘<’ symbol.

No, unfortunately, there is no e-Visa available at this time.
If your travel pass is denied, you should contact the consular section to see how to proceed. It may be necessary for you to re-apply and pay the fee once more.

Fortunately, there are many steps you can take to avoid this. If you follow our instructions above carefully and double-check your documents, the application procedure should be quick and hassle-free.

If you’re applying through an embassy and your passport has less than 6 months validity, there’s a chance that your request will be denied.

Similarly, if you’re eligible for visa-free entry or a VoA, your entry could be delayed or denied if your passport doesn’t have the correct validity or number of blank pages. We suggest planning ahead and renewing your passport if you plan on visiting this island republic in the near future.

If one of your nationalities is eligible for visa-free entry, you can use this passport to enter the country. We suggest, however, to make all your bookings with the same document (flight, hotel, additional activities) to avoid any confusion or travel delays.
A Trinidad and Tobago visa is not necessary for Indian citizens travelling for tourism. You may enter the country for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.
Bahamian citizens do not need an entry permit to visit their Caribbean neighbour for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.
If you’re completing your Trinidad and Tobago visa application in Nigeria, you would need to apply at the High Commission in Abuja following the steps outlined above. Please note that Nigerian nationals will be required to pay the security bond deposit in addition to the non-refundable application fee. For further information, please contact the embassy:
  • Phone: 011-234-9-461-1118
  • Email: hcabuja@foreign.gov.tt
  • Consular hours: Monday to Friday 10 am to 3 pm.
Pakistani visitors hoping to soak up the sun in Maracas do not need an entry authorisation for stays of up to 90 days within a 180-day period.
If you are travelling from the US, all routine vaccinations are required. If you are visiting from a country with known yellow fever infections, a yellow fever certificate may be needed.

The Zika virus is known to be present in this country. Talk to your doctor to find out the best way to protect yourself.

If languages are not your thing, then you’re in luck! English is the official language here and is widely spoken throughout the islands. In addition, you’ll hear people speak Trinidadian English Creole and Tobaonian Creole, which are influenced by a number of languages including English, Spanish, French, French Creole, several African languages and Chinese.
Here’s an example of the stamp that will be placed in your passport.
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