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Passport Appointments

TT Passport Appointment Call Centre

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who can apply for a passport?
  2. How do I make an appointment to apply for my passport?
  3. How long does it take to renew a passport?
  4. What is needed for a first issue passport?
  5. What is needed for the renewal of a passport?
  6. What is needed for a passport renewal to include a change of name?
  7. What is needed to have a lost, stolen or mutilated passport replaced?
  8. How to print Passport Forms?
  9. What is the validity of Trinidad and Tobago Passports?
  10. Who is an eligible recommender?
  11. What are the conditions to expedite a passport?
  12. How long does it take for a passport to be expedited?
  13. Do babies and senior citizens have to pay for their passport?
  14. What is the cost of passports?
  15. What are the payment options?
  16. If an applicant is 16 years old, which form should be used?
  17. Do both parents need to attend the appointment?
  18. Is there a time frame to renew?
  19. Are there any special services for the disabled?
  20. Can you pay before the scheduled appointment date?
  21. Can applicant go to an appointment at one office but collect at another?
  22. Does an applicant need to have the newest birth certificate?
  23. Which form should be used to renew a child’s passport?
  24. Are photos required?
  25. Is there still a drop off option?


  1. Who can apply for a passport?
  2. A person who is a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago by Birth, Descent, Registration, Naturalisation or Adoption can apply for a Trinidad and Tobago passport.

  3. How do I make an appointment to apply for my passport?
  4. To make an appointment to apply for your passport, please call 225-IMMI/225-4664 between the hours of 8am to 4pm, Mondays to Fridays (except public holidays)

  5. How long does it take to renew a passport?
    • The average processing time for the renewal of a machine readable passport is 3 to 4 weeks
    • The average processing time for a first issue of a machine readable passport is 6 to 8 weeks
  6. What is needed for a first issue machine readable passport?
  7. If you are a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago by birth:

    • Completed Passport Application Form for Trinidad and Tobago Passport
    • Computer generated T&T Birth Certificate with Personal Identification Number (PIN)
    • Valid National Identification Card
    • Affidavit(s) if applicable
    • Deed Poll(s) if applicable
    • Women must submit marriage certificate(s), if applicable
    • Women must submit divorce decree(s), if applicable
    • If you hold citizenship of any another country, other than your country of birth, you must produce:

    1) The Passport of that country
    2) The Certificate of Citizenship of that country showing the date on which you acquired citizenship.

    Please note that other documents may be requested during the interview and photo copies of all original documents must be submitted

    If you are a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago by descent:

    • Completed Passport Application Form for Trinidad and Tobago Passport
    • Birth Certificate
    • Valid form of photo identification
    • Affidavit(s) if applicable
    • Deed Poll(s) if applicable
    • Women must submit marriage certificate(s) if applicable
    • Women must submit divorce decree(s) if applicable
    • Proof of parent’(s)Trinidad and Tobago citizenship - birth certificate and Trinidad and Tobago passport
    • Parent’(s) Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
    • If you hold citizenship of any another country, other than your country of birth, you must produce:
    • 1) The Passport of that country
    • 2) The Certificate of Citizenship of that country showing the date on which you acquired citizenship. (A colored copy of this document must also be submitted)

    Please note that other documents may be requested during the interview and photo copies of all original documents must be submitted

    If you are a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago by registration:

    • Completed Passport Application Form for Trinidad and Tobago Passport
    • Certificate of Registration
    • Birth Certificate
    • Valid National Identification Card
    • Affidavit(s) if applicable
    • Deed Poll(s) if applicable
    • Women must submit marriage certifcate(s) if applicable
    • Women must submit divorce decree(s) if applicable

    If you hold citizenship of any another country other than your country of birth, you must produce:
    1) The Passport of that country
    2) The Certificate of Citizenship of that country showing the date on which you acquired citizenship.
    Please note that other documents may be requested during the interview and photo copies of all original documents must be submitted

    If you are a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago by naturalisation:

    • Completed Passport Application Form
    • Certificate of Naturalisation
    • Birth Certificate
    • Valid National Identification Card
    • Affidavit(s) if applicable
    • Deed Poll(s) if applicable
    • Women must submit marriage certifcate(s) if applicable
    • Women must submit divorce decree(s) if applicable
    • If you hold citizenship of any another country other than your country of birth, you must produce:

    1) The Passport of that country
    2) The Certificate of Citizenship of that country showing the date on which you acquired citizenship.

    Please note that other documents may be requested during the interview and photo copies of all original documents must be submitted

    If you are a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago by Adoption:

    • Completed Passport Application Form
    • Certificate of Adoption with Personal Identification Number (PIN)
    • Birth Certificate where possible
    • Valid National Identification Card
    • Affidavit(s) if applicable
    • Deed Poll(s) if applicable
    • Women must submit marriage certifcate(s) if applicable
    • Women must submit divorce decree(s) if applicable
    • If you hold citizenship of any another country other than your country of birth, you must produce:

    1) The Passport of that country
    2) The Certificate of Citizenship of that country showing the date on which you acquired citizenship.

    Please note that other documents may be requested during the interview and photo copies of all original documents must be submitted

  8. What is needed for a Machine Readable Passport renewal?
  9. STOP: If renewing a passport that is not machine readable, please follow instructions for applying for a first time issue.

    When renewing a machine readable passport:

    • Completed Passport Application Form for the renewal of Trinidad and Tobago Machine Readable Passport
    • Trinidad and Tobago Passport

    If any information for the current passport requires changing, documents supporting those changes must also be submitted. For example:

    • Marriage Certificate (s) (women only - if married after obtaining previous passport)
    • Divorce decree (s) (women only – if divorced after obtaining previous passport)
    • Deed Poll (s) (if name was changed since obtaining previous passport)
    • If you hold citizenship of any another country other than your country of birth, you must produce:

    1) The Passport of that country
    2) The Certificate of Citizenship of that country showing the date on which you acquired citizenship.

    Please note that other documents may be requested during the interview and photo copies of all original documents must be submitted

  10. What is needed for a passport renewal to include a change of name?
  11. To include a name change when applying for a passport, the aforementioned documents listed in FAQ Nos. 4 or 5 are required, in addition to the following:
    -If name was legally changed

    • Duly registered Deed Poll or legal document authorized to attest to a name change

    -If name was changed as a result of marriage

    • Marriage certificate

    -If name was changed as a result of divorce

    • Divorce Decree
    • Affidavit/Statutory Declaration stating that the Divorcee has reverted to her maiden name

    Please note that other documents may be requested during the interview and photo copies of all original documents must be submitted

  12. What is needed to have a lost, stolen or mutilated passport replaced?
  13. To replace a lost passport, documents listed at FAQ Nos. 4 or 5 must be submitted in addition to the following:

    • Completed Notification Form for lost, stolen or mutilated passport
    • Completed Passport Application Form
    • One recent passport sized photograph
    • A Police report stating that the passport was lost

    To replace a stolen passport, documents listed at FAQ Nos. 4 or 5 must be submitted in addition to the following:

    • Completed Notification Form for lost, stolen or mutilated passport
    • Completed Passport Application Form
    • One recent passport sized photograph
    • A Police incident report stating that the theft was reported

    To replace a mutilated passport, documents listed at FAQ Nos. 4 or 5 must be submitted in addition to the following:

    • Completed Notification Form for lost, stolen or mutilated passport
    • Completed Passport Application Form
    • One recent passport sized photograph
    • In the case of a passport being damaged or destroyed by:

    1) Fire, a report from the Fire Authorities is required;
    2) Flood, a report from the Regional Corporation where the flooding occurred is required.

    Note: If the lost/stolen passport is found, please inform the Immigration Division immediately.
    Do not attempt to travel with that passport as it would be invalid.

  14. How to print Passport Forms?
    • Print the forms on white legal size copy paper (8 ½” X 14”)
    • Print on both sides of the paper

    (Forms not printed as outlined above will not be accepted)

  15. What is the validity of Trinidad and Tobago Passports?
    • Passports for persons sixteen (16) years and older are valid for ten (10) years
    • Passports for persons under sixteen (16) years of age are valid for five (5) years
  16. Who is an eligible recommender?
    • A Recommender who countersigns the application must have known you personally for at least three (3) years and know you well enough to be confident that the statements you have made in the application are true.
    • The Recommender must not be a relative of the applicant.
    • The Recommender must be a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago and be included in one of the following categories:
      • Minister of Religion registered under law to perform marriages
      • Managing Director, Director and Manager of Banks and Companies
      • Professionals (University Graduates). (State qualifications)
      • Member of Parliament, Mayor, Borough or County Councillor
      • Notary Public/Justices of the Peace/Commissioner of Affidavits
      • Senior Public Servants - Range 30 and above. (Profession must be stated)
      • Police Officer -Corporal and above rank. (Include Service Number)
      • Prison Officer II and above rank. (Include Service Number)
      • Fire Sub-Officer and above rank. (Include Service Number)
      • Member of Defence Force - Corporal/Leading Seaman and above rank. (Include Military Service Number).
      • School Principal, Vice-Principal, Lecturer, Graduate Teacher (Teacher I and above rank)

    The Recommender must endorse the official stamp of the Firm or Organization in the space provided in Section (4) of the application form. If the Recommender is a Minister of Religion, he/she must use his/her personal stamp to endorse the application form.
    If the Recommender is a retiree, a home address must be provided in Section (4) of the application form and not the address of a firm/organization.

  17. What are the conditions to expedite a passport?
  18. Expedited passports are issued in cases of emergency where the applicant requires the passport before the standard timeframe for the issue of a passport.

    At the time of the interview, the applicant must explain the reason why an expedite is required and supply any requested documents.

  19. How long does it take for a passport to be expedited?
  20. The average processing time for expediting a passport is three (3) to seven (7) working days.

  21. Do babies and senior citizens have to pay for their passport?

    • Passports for persons sixty (60) years and older are free
    • Passports for children under two (2) years are free
  22. What is the cost of passports?
    • Ordinary Passport cost - $250 TT
    • Business Passport cost - $350 TT
    • Lost/Mutilated Passport cost - $1,000 TT
    • Stolen Passport cost - $250 TT
    • Expedite Fee - $300 TT

    Cost of passports outside Trinidad and Tobago
    Passport applications submitted at a T&T Embassy, High Commission or Consulate, cost the equivalent of $250TT in the foreign currency. In addition, a Diplomatic fee and in some cases a postal fee is added to the cost of the passport.

  23. What are the payment options?
  24. Payments can be made by the following options:

    • Linx or cash at San Fernando and Tobago Offices
    • Linx at the Port-of-Spain, Sangre Grande, Chaguanas and Point Fortin Offices
    • Cash payment can be made by voucher at the District Revenue Offices in Sangre Grande, Chaguanas and Point Fortin (this is relative to applications being submitted in these areas).

    Note - CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED

    Outside Trinidad and Tobago payment options will vary according to the country in which the applications are being accepted.

  25. If an applicant is 16 years old, which form should be used?
  26. Applicants sixteen (16) years of age and older must use the adult passport application form.

  27. Do both parents need to attend the appointment?
  28. It is recommended that both parents attend the interview with the child. However, if one Parent cannot attend and based on the interview, additional information or documents may be required.

  29. Is there a time frame to renew?
  30. There is no official time frame to renew a passport. However, applicants should note that a passport must have at least six (6) months validity for admission into most foreign countries.

  31. Are there any special services for the disabled?
  32. As far as practicable, persons with disabilities are facilitated.

  33. Can you pay before the scheduled appointment date?
  34. Payments must be made at the time the application is submitted.

  35. Can an applicant go to an appointment at one office but collect at another?
  36. Depending on the circumstances, collecting at another Office may be approved.

  37. Does an applicant need to have the newest birth certificate?
  38. Persons with Trinidad and Tobago Birth Certificates must submit a computerized birth certificate with the Personal Identification Number (PIN).

  39. Which form should be used to renew a child’s passport?
  40. The Application Form for Trinidad and Tobago passport Infant/Child (for a child under 16 years) must be used for children under the age of sixteen (16).

  41. Are photos required?
  42. Applicants who have made appointments will have their pictures taken at the Immigration Office.

  43. Is there still a drop off option?
  44. There is currently a drop off facility which allows persons to submit their passport applications without making appointments. However, this facility may be limited, therefore it is recommended that applicants make an appointment.