U.S. Embassy Port of Spain Consular Services to Transition to $100TT Polymer Note as of Monday, December 16, 2019

Port of Spain, December 11, 2019: As of Monday, December 16, 2019, U.S. Embassy Port of Spain will only accept the new $100TT polymer note for in-person cash payments for consular services, including passport and other services for U.S. citizens; non-immigrant visa reciprocity and petition-based application fees; and immigrant visa fees.  The Embassy will no longer ...
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Thousands attend College Fair 2019

Thousands of students, parents and teachers attended College Fair 2019 hosted by the U.S. Embassy in collaboration with the High Commission of Canada at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Port of Spain on October 12-13, 2019. This FREE public event is one of the largest tertiary education fairs in the region. This year, 55 colleges/universities participated: ...
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Ask the Consul – June 2019

Question: What documents should I send in with my passports if I qualify for Age Interview Waiver or Renewal Interview Waiver? Answer: We have received many inquiries on this topic since the program was announced in March and welcome the opportunity to clarify the process. Renewal Interview Waiver (RIW) and Age Interview Waiver (AIW) applications ...
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Effective June 1, NIV Interview Waiver documents will not be returned to applicants

May 24, 2019: Beginning June 1, documents submitted to the U.S. Embassy Port of Spain in support of a Non-Immigrant Visa (NIV) interview waiver application will not be returned, other than the applicant’s valid and expired passports.  Supporting documents submitted before June 1, will be returned per the current practice. This is meant to simplify ...
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Applying for a ‘tourist’ visa in T&T? Do not pay fees online!

REMINDER:  When you are applying for your Non-Immigrant “tourist” Visa at U.S. Embassy Port of Spain, you MUST pay your application fees at Scotiabank branches ONLY. Payment for Non-Immigrant “tourist” Visas CANNOT be made online using your credit card. If you are prompted to do so, you are not using an official U.S. government website. ...
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Ask the Consul — March 2019

You have to tell the consular officer what those ties are during the visa interview. Examples of ties are the economic, familial, social, and other aspects of your life that call you back home. Consular officers consider family relationships, employment, finances, and possessions among other factors.
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Visa update for Immigrant Visa (Green Card) Applicants

Starting February 1, 2019, persons applying for Immigrant Visas (Green Card) at the U.S. Embassy Port of Spain will be required to present the new polymer, computer-generated vital statistics certificates issued by the Registrar General. These include Trinidad and Tobago birth certificates, marriage certificates, and death certificates. All previous versions of these civil documents will ...
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No Change in Visa Policy for Nationals of Trinidad and Tobago

The U.S. Embassy to Port of Spain advises the public that, contrary to rumors, there has been NO recent change in Visa Policy for nationals of Trinidad and Tobago. Please check  https://travel.state.gov  for the latest official information, as well as our website  https://tt.usembassy.gov/  and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @USinTT.
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