Notice Regarding Social Security Services

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations into several regional offices that provide a full range of SSA services for U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States. Effective October 1, 2017, individuals residing in Trinidad and Tobago who require social security services or have questions about SSA benefits must contact the ...
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January 2017 crime statistics for Trinidad & Tobago

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are sending you the attached  January 2017 crime statistics for Trinidad & Tobago  (PDF 712 KB). The Embassy would like to remind U.S. citizens that criminals take the opportunity to target people who are unaware or appear unaware of their ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Insel Air

This message is to inform U.S. citizens that U.S. Consulate General Curaçao has temporarily prohibited U.S. Consulate Curacao personnel from flying on Insel Air.  The Consulate adopted this policy following an internal review of safety-related considerations.   You are receiving this message because Insel Air also flies to Trinidad and Tobago. On December 27, 2016, an ...
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Voting in 2017?

Just voted in November? Still traveling or living overseas? You should register and request your absentee ballot to vote again in 2017 to ensure your election office knows where to send your ballot for any upcoming special elections for federal office. Some states are also holding gubernatorial or other statewide elections this year. The Federal Voting Assistance ...
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Carnival Safety Tips

This is the first of two Security Notices and/or Event Advisories from U.S. Embassy Port of Spain regarding Carnival 2017.  Carnival will be celebrated on Monday, February 27th and Tuesday, February 28th.  The U.S. Embassy wishes all U.S. citizens an enjoyable 2017 Carnival season and offers the following safety tips: BASIC TIPS: When attending parties ...
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Earthquake Safety Annoucement

Greetings from the U.S. Embassy Port of Spain, If you felt the earthquake in Trinidad and Tobago on December 6th, did you follow earthquake safety protocols?  U.S. Embassy Port of Spain reminds all U.S. citizens about earthquake safety and proper actions for protecting yourself. What to do during an earthquake: Protect yourself in the safest ...
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Tobago US Citizens: Town Hall on November 18, 2016

The United States Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, John L. Estrada, will host a Town Hall for U.S. citizens on Friday, November 18th.  The Ambassador is looking forward to speaking with the American community in Tobago. Date: Friday November 18th, at 3:00-5:00 pm. Venue: Tavaco Lounge, Magdalena Grand Beach and Golf Resort. Please RSVP by ...
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Health Public Advisory – Yellow Fever – Update

Persons travelling from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago are advised to carry their International Immunization Card with proof of the Yellow Fever vaccination when travelling to: Caribbean Countries Latin American Countries African Countries Asian countries Effective Wednesday June 22nd, 2016, booster doses or re-vaccination for Yellow Fever will no longer be required. One dose ...
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Health Public Advisory – Yellow Fever

People travelling from Trinidad and Tobago are advised to carry their International Immunization Card with proof of their updated Yellow Fever vaccination when travelling. For American citizens residing in Trinidad and Tobago, the International Immunization Card may be obtained at the following County Medical Offices with proof of immunization: St. George East John Shaw Avenue ...
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Greetings from the U.S. Embassy in Port of Spain

The United States Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, John L. Estrada, will host a Town Hall for U.S. citizens on Tuesday, June 7th.  The Ambassador is looking forward to meeting the American community in Trinidad. Date: Tuesday June 7th, at 12:00pm Venue: City Hall Auditorium, Harris Promenade, San Fernando. Please RSVP by June 3rd to ...
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Europe Travel Alert

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL. Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation. This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016. U.S. ...
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CDC Travel Notices: Zika in Trinidad and Tobago

The U.S. Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago informs U.S. citizens that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel notice for Trinidad and Tobago regarding the Zika virus . There is evidence that Zika is linked to birth defects in the fetuses of infected pregnant women and Guillain-Barré syndrome in infected individuals of ...
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Carnival Security Message

As we enter a long Carnival weekend the Embassy would like to remind all American Citizens to maintain a high level of awareness at all times, BUT especially if you are participating in events involving large crowds. Individuals should avoid proceeding beyond the following boundaries especially when not in groups: East of Charlotte Street between ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Carnival Safety Tips

This is the first of two Security Notices and/or Event Advisories from U.S. Embassy Port of Spain regarding Carnival 2016.  Carnival will be celebrated on Monday, February 8th and Tuesday, February 9.  The U.S. Embassy wishes all American citizens an enjoyable 2016 Carnival season and offers the following safety tips: BASIC TIPS: When attending parties ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Security Precautions

U.S. Embassy Port of Spain The incidence of burglaries, thefts, and robberies increases during the holiday season. We would like to take this opportunity to remind all U.S. citizens of the need to exercise caution, and to practice heightened personal security during the holidays. Below are some tips to help you reduce your vulnerability to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Volcanic Activity May Affect Eastern Caribbean

U.S. Embassy Port of Spain The Seismic Research Centre of the University of the West Indies (UWI-SRC), St. Augustine, Trinidad has notified authorities in the Eastern Caribbean that there has been heightened seismic activities at “Kick ‘Em Jenny,” which is an underwater volcano located in the Southern Grenadines. This activity is being closely monitored by ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Carnival Safety Tips

Dear U.S. citizen, The United States Embassy in Port of Spain reminds U.S. citizens that Carnival will be celebrated on Monday, February 16 and Tuesday, February 17. The United States Embassy wishes all U.S citizens an enjoyable 2015 Carnival season and offers the following safety tips and vehicle/road closure information: Individuals should avoid proceeding beyond ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens Worldwide Caution

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a high ...
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