Trinidad

Trinidad and Tobago

These Caribbean islands are a single governmental entity with a combined population of 1.2 million people, with Tobago only consituting about 60,000 persons. The island of Trinidad is 4,768 km2 /1,841 sq mi in size. The two islands were at one time a British Crown colony, this changed to self-governance in 1958 and then independence from the United Kingdom in 1962.

From the Trinidad government web site:

  1. You can apply for Resident Status in Trinidad and Tobago if you are:
  2. The spouse of a resident or citizen of Trinidad and Tobago.
  3. The parent or grandparent of a resident or citizen of Trinidad and Tobago who resides in the country and is willing and able to provide care and maintenance for you.
  4. Working in Trinidad and Tobago under a Work Permit for five or more continuous years at the time of application.
  5. A former resident or citizen of Trinidad and Tobago and wish to become a resident again.

In order to apply, you must:

Obtain a Police Certificate of Character from all countries of residence within the last five years and from Trinidad and Tobago. Please follow the link below for information on obtaining a Police Certificate of Character from Trinidad and Tobago. Certificates must not be dated more than six months before the date of application.

Have legally entered the country if you are currently living in Trinidad and Tobago.
Not be in a prohibited class as outlined in Section 8(1) of Immigration Act. The Immigration Act can be viewed in its entirety on the Ministry of National Security's Immigration Division website by following the link below.

Link: Trinidad Island government web page on residency / citizenship


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