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Renewals For Persons Requiring Appointments
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April 12, 2021

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To APPLY OR RENEW a passport at the U.S. Embassy in Port of Spain, applicants are required to follow the Embassy’s procedures for applying outside the United States. Please read the detailed information below carefully.

1. Important Information

Please note:

  1. During your appointment, the Consular Officer reserves the right to ask for additional documentation to support a passport application.
  2. If you have not received your passport in three (3) weeks and wish to know the status of your passport, please send an email to acspos@state.gov.  Please provide your full name and date of birth.
  3. If you do not have the required documentation at the time of your appointment, you will have 90 calendar days from the submission of your application to complete the process.
  4. For children under the age of 16, please review:
    1. The Instructions for Parental Consent when filling out the application form.  If one parent is not present, refer to the Evidence of Parental Consent section below.
    2. If the last previous passport shows a picture of an infant or toddler, you must present facial progression photographs from the time the previous passport was issued to the present.  You should provide approximately one photograph for every 6-8 months. These photographs create a pictorial timeline that is critical in establishing the child’s facial identity from infancy to his/her current age.
    3. If any parent’s name on the child’s birth certificate is not the same as your present photo ID (e.g. your current valid passport), you will need to provide the document recording the name change (e.g. a polymer marriage certificate or deed poll).
  5. Box No. 5 on the application form titled Social Security Number (SSN) is mandatory field. What if I don’t have a SSN?

Click HERE for the application form, cost of the passport, the required supporting documents, and the photo requirements. Click on FORM FILLER and print the application. This will assist in speedier processing rather than a hand written or typed application form.

2. Scheduling Your Appointment

The U.S. Embassy in Port of Spain provides U.S. passport services Monday-Friday mornings by appointment only.  You may schedule your appointment here.  Please make sure you have completed your passport application and have all supporting documents (including a passport photo conforming to U.S. guidelines) when you schedule your appointment.

 

For more information on which forms are required and what you should bring to your appointment, click here.

3. Purchase a TTPOST TrackPak Envelope

TTPOST TrackPaks are NOT available for purchase at the Embassy.  These packages are used for delivery of your passport book and card.  If you are applying for both the passport book and card you will need to provide TWO (2) TrackPaks at the time of your appointment.  For details on our delivery service click on this link: Passport Distribution.

 

4. Payment Methods (Checks are NOT accepted)

Payment is made at the Consular Cashier at the U.S. Embassy via the two methods listed below only.

  • Cash (US and local currency)
  • Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Diner’s Club & American Express)

The exchange rate is approximately the Rate used by banks in Trinidad and Tobago. Please click here for the approximate rate.

5. Bring Original Documents AND Photocopies

In addition to your original documents, we suggest you bring photocopies of your supporting documents (e.g. birth documents, passports, marriage certificate) which will assist in swiftly processing your application.

** Lost or Stolen Passports

Please note:

  1. All applicants to replace U.S. passports that have been lost or stolen must apply in person at the Embassy.
  2. A police report is required.
  3. For children under the age of 16, please review:
    1. The Instructions for Parental Consent when filling out the application form.  If one parent is not present, refer to the Evidence of Parental Consent section below.
    2. If the last previous passport shows a picture of an infant or toddler, you must present facial progression photographs from the time the previous passport was issued to the present.  You should provide approximately one photograph for every 6-8 months. These photographs create a pictorial timeline that is critical in establishing the child’s facial identity from infancy to his/her current age.
    3. If any parent’s name on the child’s birth certificate is not the same as your present photo ID (e.g. your current valid passport), you will need to provide the document recording the name change (e.g. a polymer marriage certificate or deed poll).
  4. Please use the link in Step 1 to determine which application you should use, the cost of the passport, the required supporting documents, and the photo requirements.  Complete the forms ONLINE and print to assist in speedier processing.

The Embassy provides U.S. passport services Monday-Friday mornings by appointment only.  Once you have the COMPLETED forms, click HERE to schedule your appointment.

** Evidence of Parental Consent (Form DS-3053)

Minors under age 16 cannot apply for a passport by themselves.

  • Both parents should appear in person with the minor.
  • If one parent is not available, the application must be accompanied by a notarized Form DS-3053 from the parent(s) that will not be present with the minor at the time of the appointment.  Please note that Form DS-3053 must either be notarized in the United States or at U.S. Embassy.  If you are in another Consular district, go to your nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate for more information.
  • For additional documents that may be used to show parental consent, see Children Under 16If you have special circumstances you may use Form DS-5525.

 

If you require Form DS-3053 to be notarized at the Embassy, you will need to make a notary appointment.  Click HERE to schedule your appointment.