Applying for a Machine Readable Passport

Citizens of Trinidad and Tobago must apply to the Immigration Division of the Ministry of National Security in order to:

  • Obtain their first passport.
  • Renew their existing passport.
  • Replace their lost, stolen or damaged passport.

Machine Readable passports for persons sixteen (16) years and older are valid for ten (10) years and passports for persons under sixteen (16) years of age are valid for five (5) years.

Can I apply?

You can apply for a Trinidad and Tobago passport if you are a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago by either:

  • Birth, and you did not relinquish your citizenship prior to July 29, 1988.
  • Registration or Naturalisation (through approval of the Minister of National Security).
  • Descent (you were born to a parent who was a Trinidad and Tobago citizen at the time of your birth).
  • Adoption (you were adopted by a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago in Trinidad and Tobago).

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How do I apply?

You must make an appointment to apply for, renew or replace your machine readable passport by scheduling an online passport appointment.

When making the appointment, please be prepared to provide:

  • Your name
  • Your identification number in the form of either:
    • Your electoral ID number
    • Your driver's permit number
    • Your existing passport number
  • Your area of residence
  • Your preferred passport office location.  You can select from offices in:
    • Port of Spain
    • San Fernando
    • Sangre Grande
    • Chaguanas 
    • Point Fortin
    • Tobago

Persons seeking expedited passports for emergency or compassionate reasons should visit the passport office convenient to them. Expedited passports are provided on a case-by-case basis.

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What must I bring to my appointment?

Please follow the appropriate links below as well as the Forms and Downloads section for detailed instructions on which passport application form you must complete and the supporting documentation you must provide at your passport application appointment.

Your passport application form should be completed prior to your appointment. It is important to note that your application form will be rejected if:

  • Your form is folded.
  • You use liquid paper to correct errors on your form.

You should also make photocopies of all your documentation, including your passport application.


Instructions for Printing Passport Forms:-

  • Print the forms using an 81/2'' * 14" setting and print on Legal Size (81/2" * 14") paper.

  • Print on both sides of the paper (Duplex)


Adult - Passport Application Instructions and General Information
Adult - Passport Application Form
Child - Passport Application Instructions and General Information
Child - Passport Application Form
Notification Form for a lost, stolen or mutilated Trinidad and Tobago Passport
Emergency Travel Document Application - Instructions and General Information
Emergency Travel Document Application Form

Passport Renewal Instructions and General Information

Passport Renewal Application Form

Immigration Division - Third Party Authorisation Form

Immigration Division - Third Party Authorisation Form for collection of already completed passport

TTPOST locations for TrackPaks

Immigration Division - MRF Application Form

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Are there any associated fees?

You must pay a passport application fee upon approval of your application, only after all requirements have been met. The fee you have to pay will be determined by several factors, such as your age.  You may request that you be issued a 48-page business passport instead of the ordinary 32-page passport, which will also affect the fee you pay. Please contact the Immigration Division for a list of all passport application fees in Trinidad and Tobago. Payment may be made by bank (LINX) card at any Immigration Office or Sub-Office in Trinidad and Tobago.

Fees outside of Trinidad and Tobago may vary according to the country where the Trinidad and Tobago foreign mission is located. Please contact the appropriate foreign mission for more information.


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Where can I obtain more information?

For more information, please visit the Immigration Division's website, the Ministry of National Security’s website or contact the Division's Offices or Sub-offices, which are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, except public holidays. You may also contact any Trinidad and Tobago Foreign Mission.


For more information please contact: 
Ministry of National Security
Immigration Division Head Office
67 Frederick Street, Port of Spain
Telephone: 623-6569
Fax: 625-3925

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