The Government of Trinidad and Tobago is embarking on a nationwide exercise to register all Venezuelan nationals who are here in Trinidad and Tobago, whether legally or illegally.
The registration process is set to begin on May 31 and will end on June 14. It will cost approximately five million dollars and will be conducted at three venues across Trinidad and Tobago.
Here’s all you need to know about the Venezuelan migrant registration process:
Venezuelans who are in Trinidad and Tobago, whether legally and illegally MUST register, EXCEPT Venezuelans who fall under the following categories:
- permanent residents of Trinidad and Tobago
- Venezuelans with dual citizenship for Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago.
- Venezuelans with valid work permits
- Venezuelans in the process of obtaining legal immigration status.
Also, a UNHCR certificate is not equivalent to a work permit and therefore Venezuelans with only a UNHCR certificate must also register to be applicable to work in Trinidad and Tobago.
The registration process will take place from May 31 to June 14, inclusive of weekends but excluding the public holiday Eid-ul-Fitr on June 5.
The registration will take place from 7 am-5pm.
The registration venues at located at:
Queen’s Park Oval
94 Tragarete Road, Port of Spain
Achievor’s Banquet Hall
24 Adesh Drive, San Fernando
Wilson Road, Scarborough
The required documents are:
2 passport sized photographs
Proof of address
Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
Legal Guardian documents (if applicable)
Applicants must fill out forms online and print them. Persons without these documents will be directed accordingly at the registration centres.
Applicants will be required to submit complete registration forms (giving their local address and contact information), have their photographs taken and provided biometrics, including fingerprints.
Applicants are also required to swear to a statutory declaration that their information given is true and correct.
No, applicants will be assessed, after which applicants that have been approved will be issued registration cards.
-Information courtesy the Ministry of Communications
Pre-registration can be found online here: http://venezuelanmigrantregistration.gov.tt/
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