ANNOUNCEMENT: Beginning January 15, 2023, U.S. Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago will begin accepting online fee payments for adult U.S. passport renewal applications. Paying online allows you to mail your application to the U.S. Embassy without the need to apply in person. Qualifying adult passport renewal applicants may pay the $130 passport renewal fee online via U.S. or international credit or debit card, electronic funds transfer from a U.S.-based bank account, Amazon Pay, or Pay Pal.
Please note that the online fee option is limited to U.S. citizens residing in Trinidad and Tobago. Online fee payment is currently available for passport book renewals only. If you wish to renew or apply for a passport card, you must make an appointment to apply in person at the U.S Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago.
Eligibility Requirements for U.S. Citizen Adult Passport Renewals
To use the online payment system, you must answer YES to all of the following:
- I can submit my most recent U.S. passport book by mail with my renewal application.
- I was at least 16 years old when my most recent passport book was issued.
- I was issued my most recent U.S. passport book less than 15 years ago.
- My most recent U.S. passport book has a validity of 10 years from issuance to expiration.
- My most recent U.S. passport book was issued in my current name (or I can document my name change by submitting a marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order with my passport application;) and
- I currently reside in and/or have a valid mailing address in Trinidad and Tobago
If you have answered NO to any of the statements above, you are not eligible to pay your passport renewal fee online. Please see Apply for a Passport for instructions on making an appointment to submit a passport application in person at U.S. Embassy Port of Spain.
Instructions for DS-82 Processing by Mail and Online Fee Payment – for U.S. citizens residing in Trinidad and Tobago:
(Effective January 15, 2023, at 12:01 a.m. EST)
Step 1: SIGN and complete the DS-82 Passport Renewal Form. Please complete the entire form by typing or printing clearly in blank ink.
*NOTE: You must provide a Social Security number, if you been issued one.
Step 2: Obtain one WHITE background color passport photo 2” x 2” (5 x 5 cm) taken within the past 6 months; full face, frontal view no eyeglasses. See more information on photo requirements.
Step 3: Include one photocopy (color or black and white) of the data page of your previous U.S. passport.
Step 4: Include the passport you are renewing in the package you mail to the Embassy.
Step 5: Name change documents (if applicable) (original + 1 photocopy)
If you would like to change the name on your new passport due to marriage, divorce, or court order, please include proof of your name change. Documents must be original with English translation if applicable (ex. Marriage certificate, Divorce Decree, Court Order)
Step 6: Pay the $130 passport application fee via the U.S. government’s secure payment site. After successfully paying the fee, you must print out the electronic payment confirmation you receive via email and include it in the package you send to the embassy.
In the name fields, please use your current legal name, even if it is different from the name that appears on your prior passport. If you are submitting a payment on behalf of another passport renewal applicant, please enter their name. All fields are required.
Note: you can only use this form to pay for one passport application at a time. Fee payments for multiple applications must be submitted separately.
Step 7: Obtain TWO TTPOST Trackpacks, self-addressed.
One Foolscap- For mailing passport application packet to the Embassy.
One A5- For return mail*of new passport book
IMPORTANT: Please complete the Return Address section on the return envelope using your contact number in Trinidad and Tobago. Please retain the first label as your tracking reference.
Step 8: Mail all the items listed above to the U.S. Embassy in Port of Spain.
You are strongly encouraged to send your DS-82 passport renewal package from a TTPOST location in Trinidad and Tobago. Please mail to:
Embassy of the United States of America
Attn: Consular Section – American Citizen Services
2 Marli Street, Newtown 190203
Your new passport will be returned to you via TTPOST courier in approximately 10-15 business days.