Immigrant Visas

Effective October 1, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will include COVID-19 vaccination as part of their list of required vaccinations for immigrant visa, K-visa, and non-immigrant visa applicants recommended for a medical exam.  Some waivers may be available in countries where the vaccine is not routinely available and/or if the vaccine is not age appropriate.  Unlike other required vaccinations, applicants must complete the entire vaccine series for the medical examination to be considered complete.  U.S. Embassy Port of Spain encourages all applicants to get vaccinated prior to their medical exams if possible.  For more information, please click here.

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Trinidad & Tobago at the U.S. Embassy in Port of Spain.

To apply for an immigrant visa, a foreign citizen seeking to immigrate generally must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident immediate relative(s), or prospective U.S. employer, and have an approved petition before applying for an immigrant visa. The sponsor begins the process by filing a petition on the foreign citizen’s behalf with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  You may wish to review our Directory of Visa Categories on usvisas.state.gov to learn about the different types of immigrant visas to the United States, including our Diversity Visa Program.  Then, follow the steps on the Immigrant Visa Process, or on the Diversity Visa Process, on usvisas.state.gov to begin applying for an immigrant visa.

Once USCIS has approved your petition and you have completed pre-processing with the National Visa Center (NVC), or if you have been selected in the Diversity Visa Lottery and completed processing with the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC), review the instructions given to you by the NVC or the KCC, along with the information presented on this website, for further guidance and instructions.

Immigrant Visas