Citizenship of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

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Citizenship of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
CITIZENSHIP OF THE REPUBLIC OF
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ACT

CHAPTER 1:50

LAWS OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Act
11 of 1976

Amended by
25 of 1978
17 of 1981
28 of 1981

4/1985
23/1985

21 of 1988
6 of 1993

63 of 2000
66 of 2000

Current Authorised Pages
Pages Authorised

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Index of Subsidiary Legislation
Page

Citizenship of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Regulations
(GN 126/1978) … … … … … … 16

Delegation of Functions (Immigration and Citizenship) Order (LN 52/1988) … 60

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CHAPTER 1:50

CITIZENSHIP OF THE REPUBLIC OF
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTION

1. Short title.

PRELIMINARY
2. Interpretation.
3. References in existing laws to British subject to be construed as

including references to Commonwealth citizens.
4. Existing laws to have effect in relation to citizens of the Republic of

Ireland as if they were Commonwealth citizens.

PART I

ACQUISITION OF CITIZENSHIP
5. Citizenship by descent.
6. Citizenship on adoption.
7. Registration of Commonwealth citizens, citizens of the Republic of

Ireland and British protected persons.
8. Registration of minor children.
9.

10.
11. Dual citizenship.
12. Naturalisation.
13. Effect of certificate of naturalisation.

13A. Restriction on registration and naturalisation.

PART II

LOSS OF CITIZENSHIP
14. Deprivation of citizenship.
15. (Repealed by Act No. 63 of 2000).
16. Renunciation of citizenship.

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17. Retention of citizenship after renunciation in special case.
18.

21.

PART III

MISCELLANEOUS
22. Certificate of citizenship in cases of doubt.
23. Form of oath.
24. Evidence.
25. Offences.
26. Regulations.

SCHEDULE.

} (Repealed by Act No. 25 of 1978).
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CHAPTER 1:50

CITIZENSHIP OF THE
REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ACT

An Act to re-enact and revise certain laws respecting citizenship
of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

[31ST JULY 1976]
1. This Act may be cited as the Citizenship of the Republic

of Trinidad and Tobago Act.

PRELIMINARY

2. (1) In this Act—
“alien” means a person who is not a Commonwealth citizen, a

British protected person or a citizen of the Republic of
Ireland;

“British protected person” means a person who is a British
protected person for the purposes of the British Nationality
Act, 1948 of the United Kingdom;

“certificate of naturalisation” means a certificate of naturalisation
issued under this Act;

“the Commonwealth” and “Commonwealth country” mean
Trinidad and Tobago, any country to which section 18 of the
Constitution applies and any dependency of any such
country;

“Commonwealth citizen” means a citizen of any country to which
section 18 of the Constitution applies, and includes a citizen
of Trinidad and Tobago;

“the Constitution” means the Constitution of the Republic of
Trinidad and Tobago set out in the Schedule to the
Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Act;

“consulate of Trinidad and Tobago” means an office of a consular
officer of the Government, or, where there is no such office
such office as may be prescribed;

11 of 1976.

Commencement.
119/1976.
Short title.

Interpretation.
[17 of 1981
28 of 1981].

11 & 12 Geo. 6
c. 56 (U.K.).

Ch. 1:01.

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“foreign country” means a country other than the Republic of
Ireland that is not part of the Commonwealth;

“the former Constitution” means the Trinidad and Tobago
Constitution set out in the Second Schedule to the Trinidad
and Tobago (Constitution) Order-in-Council 1962;

“minor” means a person who has not attained the age of eighteen
years;

“responsible parent” in relation to any child means the father
but—

(a) where the father is dead; or
(b) where custody of the child has been awarded to

the mother; or
(c) paternity of the child is not admitted or established

in accordance with the Status of Children Act,
the expression “responsible parent” means the mother;

“service under the Government” means service, whether within
or outside Trinidad and Tobago, under the Government or
under an authority of the Government.

(2) For the purposes of this Act, a person shall be—
(a) of full age, if he attains the age of eighteen years;

and
(b) of capacity, if he is not mentally ill, within the

meaning of the Mental Health Act.
(3)
(4)
(5) Where under this Act a person is required to renounce

the citizenship of a country but either—
(a) under the law of that country he is not permitted

to do so; or
(b) he is unable to establish that he is a citizen of that

country,
he may make instead the prescribed declaration concerning
that citizenship.

(Repealed by Act No. 17 of 1981).}

S.I. 1962/1875
(U.K.).

Ch. 46:07.

Ch. 28:02

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3. A reference to a British subject in any law in force in
Trinidad and Tobago on the commencement of this Act shall be
construed so as to include a reference to a Commonwealth citizen.

4. A law in force in Trinidad and Tobago at the date of
commencement of this Act and any written law which, although
made before that date, comes into operation on or after that date
shall have effect in relation to citizens of the Republic of Ireland
who are not Commonwealth citizens, in like manner as they have
effect in relation to Commonwealth citizens.

PART I

ACQUISITION OF CITIZENSHIP

5. (1) The Minister shall cause a child born outside of
Trinidad and Tobago of a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago by
descent to be granted a certificate of citizenship of Trinidad and
Tobago upon receipt of the prescribed application made—

(a) by the responsible parent or the guardian of such
child before the child attains full age; or

(b) by the child within one year of his attaining his
majority according to the law of the country of
which he is a citizen or on his attaining full age.

(2) A person to whom a certificate of citizenship of
Trinidad and Tobago is granted under subsection (1) is a citizen of
Trinidad and Tobago by descent for all the purposes of the law
relating to citizenship save that nothing in subsection (1) applies
to a child of a person who became a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago
by reason of that subsection.

6. Where under a law in force in Trinidad and Tobago relating
to the adoption of children, an adoption order is made by a
competent Court in respect of a minor who is not a citizen of
Trinidad and Tobago, then, if the adopter, or in the case of a joint
adoption, either of the adopters, is a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago,
the minor shall become a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago as from
the date of the order.

References in
existing laws to
British subject
to be construed
as including
references to
Commonwealth
citizens.
Existing laws to
have effect in
relation to
citizens of the
Republic of
Ireland as if they
were
Commonwealth
citizens.

Citizenship by
descent.
[25 of 1978].

Citizenship on
adoption.
[66 of 2000].

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7. (1) Subject to this section, the Minister may cause any
person of full age and capacity to whom this section applies to be
registered as a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago if that person makes
the prescribed application for registration to the Minister and
satisfies the Minister—

(a) that he is of good character;
(b) that he has an adequate knowledge of the English

language and of the duties of a citizen of Trinidad
and Tobago;

(c) that he has either resided in Trinidad and
Tobago or has been in the service of the
Government, or has had partly such residence
and partly such service, throughout the period
of five years, or such shorter period (not being
less than twelve months) as the Minister may
in the special circumstances of any particular
case accept, immediately preceding the date of
his application.

(2) A person to whom this section applies shall not be
registered under this section unless he takes the oath of allegiance.

(3) This section applies to a Commonwealth citizen, a
citizen of the Republic of Ireland, and to a British protected person.

8. (1) The Minister may cause the minor child born outside
Trinidad and Tobago of a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago to be
registered as a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago upon receipt of the
prescribed application made by the responsible parent or the
guardian of such child.

(2) The Minister, in such special circumstances as may
be prescribed, may cause any minor to be registered as a citizen of
Trinidad and Tobago.

(3) A person who becomes a citizen of Trinidad and
Tobago by virtue of this section shall cease to be a citizen of
Trinidad and Tobago one year after attaining full age unless he has
taken the oath of allegiance.

Registration of
Commonwealth
citizens, citizens
of the Republic
of Ireland and
British protected
persons.
[25 of 1978
63 of 2000].

Registration of
minor children.
[25 of 1978
63 of 2000].

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9. (Repealed by section 6 of Act No. 25 of 1978).

10. (Repealed by section 7 of Act No. 25 of 1978).

11. (1) Subject to this Act, a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago
shall cease to be such a citizen if he acquires the citizenship of
another country by voluntary act other than marriage.

(2) The Minister may cause a person who ceased to be
a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago other than by birth or descent
by reason of the voluntary acquisition of the citizenship of
another country, to be granted a certificate of citizenship where
that person—

(a) makes the prescribed application;
(b) satisfies the Minister—

(i) that he is of good character;
(ii) that he has adequate knowledge of the

English Language and of the duties of a
citizen of Trinidad and Tobago;

(c) (Deleted by Act No. 63 of 2000); and
(d) takes the oath of allegiance.

(2A) A person who being a former citizen of Trinidad and
Tobago by birth or by descent, having voluntarily acquired the
citizenship of another country or having renounced citizenship of
Trinidad and Tobago in order to acquire citizenship of another
country may, on the coming into force of this Act, make an
application to the Minister on the prescribed form to have
citizenship of Trinidad and Tobago restored to him.

(2B) The Minister shall by the issuance of a certificate of
restoration of citizenship, restore citizenship to a person who makes
an application under subsection (2A) where such a person satisfies
him that he—

(a) is not a habitual criminal within the meaning of
section 7(3) of the Immigration Act; and

(b) does not fall within the prohibited classes
described in section 8(1)(b), (d)–(o), and (q) of
the Immigration Act.

Dual
citizenship.
[25 of 1978
21 of 1988
63 of 2000].

Ch. 18:01.

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(2C) Where an applicant falls within any of the classes
referred to in paragraph (2B)(b) the Minister may, in his discretion
determine whether citizenship should be restored to the applicant.

(2D) A citizen of Trinidad and Tobago by birth or by
descent, who acquires citizenship of another country shall not lose
his citizenship by reason only of such acquisition.

(2E) A person who between 31st August, 1962 and
29th July, 1988, voluntarily acquired the citizenship of another
country by voluntary act other than marriage and ceased to be
a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago and was subsequently granted
a certificate of citizenship under section 11(2) of the Act prior
to the 29th July, 1988 is deemed to have re-acquired citizenship
of Trinidad and Tobago on the date he ceased to be a citizen
of Trinidad and Tobago.

(3) Any person who ceases to be a citizen of Trinidad
and Tobago under the former Constitution by reason of his failure
to renounce his citizenship of another country shall, if the
citizenship of that other country was acquired involuntarily or by
marriage, be deemed not to have ceased to be a citizen by reason
of such failure; and, unless he has since acquired citizenship of a
foreign country by voluntary act other than marriage, or he has
otherwise lost his citizenship under section 14, he shall continue
to be a citizen under this Act.

12. (1) The Minister may grant a certificate of naturalisation
to any alien of full age and capacity who makes the prescribed
application therefor and satisfies the Minister—

(a) that he has the qualifications specified in
section 7(1)(a) and (b);

(b) that he has resided in Trinidad and Tobago
throughout the period of twelve months
immediately preceding the date of his application;

(c) that during the seven years immediately preceding
the said period of twelve months he has resided
in Trinidad and Tobago or has had service under
the Government, or has had partly such residence
and partly such service, for periods amounting in
the aggregate to not less than five years.

Naturalisation.
[25 of 1978
63 of 2000].

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(2) The Minister may, in such cases as he thinks fit—
(a) allow a continuous period of twelve months

ending not later than six months before the date
of the application to be reckoned for the purpose
of subsection (1)(b) as if it had immediately
preceded that date; and

(b) allow periods of residence or of service earlier
than the seven years preceding the date of the
application to be reckoned in computing the
aggregate period mentioned in subsection (1)(c).

(3) An alien shall not be granted a certificate under this
section unless he takes the oath of allegiance.

13. A person to whom a certificate of naturalisation has been
granted shall become a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago by
naturalisation as from the date of the certificate.

13A. A person making application under section 7, 11(2) or 12
shall not be registered as a citizen or granted a certificate of
citizenship or of naturalisation unless he entered Trinidad and
Tobago legally and is not a member of a prohibited class within
the meaning of the Immigration Act.

PART II

LOSS OF CITIZENSHIP

14. (1) A citizen of Trinidad and Tobago who became such
by registration or naturalisation or whose citizenship was restored
by the Minister in accordance with this Act shall cease to be a
citizen of Trinidad and Tobago if he is deprived of that citizenship
by an Order of the Minister made under this section.

(2) Subject to this section, the Minister may by Order
deprive such citizen of his citizenship if he is satisfied that the
citizenship was obtained by means of fraud, false representation
or the concealment of any material particular.

(3) Before making an Order under this section the Minister
shall give the person against whom the Order is proposed to be
made notice in writing informing him of the ground on which it is

Effect of
certificate of
naturalisation.

Restriction on
registration and
naturalisation.
[25 of 1978].

Ch. 18:01.

Deprivation of
citizenship.
[21 of 1988].

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proposed to be made and, if the Order is proposed to be made on
any of the grounds specified in subsection (2), of his right to an
inquiry under this section.

(4) Whenever it is proposed to make an Order on any of
the grounds specified in subsection (2), the Minister shall, if the
person against whom the Order is proposed to be made so requests,
refer the case for inquiry and report to a committee appointed by
him for the purpose.

(5) The powers, rights and privileges of a committee
appointed under subsection (4) are the same as those conferred on
a commission under the Commissions of Enquiry Act and that Act
shall, mutatis mutandis, apply in relation to an inquiry under this
section and to a person summoned to give evidence at the inquiry.

15. (Repealed by Act No. 63 of 2000).

16. (1) Subject to this section, if any citizen of Trinidad and
Tobago of full age and capacity who is or is about to become a
citizen of another country and for that reason makes and registers
in the prescribed manner a declaration of renunciation of his
citizenship of Trinidad and Tobago, upon such registration that
person shall cease to be a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago.

(2) Where during any war in which Trinidad and Tobago
is engaged, a declaration is made under this section by a person
who is or is about to become a citizen of another country, that
declaration shall not be registered without the consent of the
Minister.

(3) For the purposes of this section a woman who has
been married shall be deemed to be of full age.

17. Where a person who is not a citizen or national of any
other country renounces his citizenship of Trinidad and Tobago
but has not become a citizen or national of another country within
six months of the renunciation, he shall be deemed to have
remained and shall continue to be a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago
notwithstanding the renunciation.

Ch. 19:01.

Renunciation of
citizenship.

Retention of
citizenship after
renunciation in
special case.

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18.

21.

PART III

MISCELLANEOUS

22. The Minister may in such cases as he thinks fit, upon
receipt of the prescribed application, grant a certificate of
citizenship to a person with respect to whose citizenship of
Trinidad and Tobago a doubt exists, and a certificate issued under
this section is, unless it has been obtained by means of fraud, false
representation or concealment of any material particular, conclusive
evidence that such person was a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago on
the date of the certificate, but without prejudice that he was such
citizen at an earlier date.

23. An oath of allegiance required to be taken under this Act
or under the provisions of the Constitution relating to citizenship
shall be in the form specified in the Schedule.

24. (1) A document purporting to be a notice, certificate,
order, authority or declaration or an entry in a register, or
subscription of an oath of allegiance, given, granted, issued or made
in terms of this Act, or any law relating to nationality or
naturalisation in force in Trinidad and Tobago at any time prior to
the commencement of this Act shall be received in evidence and
shall, unless the contrary is proved, be deemed to have been given,
granted, issued or made by or on behalf of the person to whom or
on whose behalf it was made.

(2) Any entry in a register made pursuant to any written
law referred to in subsection (1) shall be received as evidence of
the matters stated therein.

[25 of 1978].

Certificate of
citizenship in
cases of doubt.

Form of oath.

Schedule.

Evidence.

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(3) Prima facie evidence of a document referred to in
subsection (1) may be given by production of a document
purporting to be certified as a true copy thereof by such person
and in such manner as may be prescribed.

25. Any person who, for the purpose of procuring anything to
be done or not to be done in connection with the provisions of this
Act, knowingly or recklessly makes a statement which is false in a
material particular is, without prejudice to any other proceedings
that might be taken against him, liable on summary conviction to
a fine of one thousand dollars and to imprisonment for six months.

26. (1) The Minister may by Regulations make provisions
generally for the carrying out of this Act or any of the provisions
of Chapter 2 of the Constitution and in particular for—

(a) prescribing anything which is to be prescribed in
relation to or in connection with citizenship;

(b) the registration of anything required or authorised
to be registered;

(c) the administration and taking of oaths of
allegiance, for the time within which such oaths
shall be taken and for the registration of such
oaths;

(d) the giving of any notice required or authorised to
be given to or by any person;

(e) the cancellation of the registration of, and the
cancellation of certificates of registration or
naturalisation relating to persons deprived of
citizenship, and for requiring such certificates to
be delivered up for those purposes;

(f) providing for the issue of a certificate of
registration or naturalisation to any person
registered or naturalised as a citizen;

(g) the imposition and recovery of fees in respect
of any application made to the Minister in
respect of any registration, or the grant of any
certificate, or the taking of any oath of
allegiance, authorised to be made, granted or
taken, and in respect of supplying a certified

Offences.
[25 of 1978].

Regulations.
[25 of 1978].

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copy of any notice, certificate, order,
declaration or entry given, granted or made and
for the application of such fees.

(2) Regulations made under this section shall be subject
to negative resolution of Parliament.

(3) Such Regulations may contain provisions for imposing
on any person contravening the Regulations, a fine recoverable on
summary conviction of one thousand dollars or imprisonment for
six months.

SCHEDULE

OATH OF ALLEGIANCE
I, A.B., do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Trinidad and
Tobago and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Trinidad and Tobago and
fulfil my duties as a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago.

So help me God.

AFFIRMATION OF ALLEGIANCE WHERE
A PERSON IS PERMITTED BY LAW TO AFFIRM

I, A.B., do solemnly and sincerely affirm and declare that I will be faithful and
bear true allegiance to Trinidad and Tobago and that I will faithfully observe
the laws of Trinidad and Tobago and fulfil my duties as a citizen of Trinidad
and Tobago.

Section 23.

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SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

CITIZENSHIP OF THE REPUBLIC OF
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO REGULATIONS

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

REGULATION

1. Citation.
2. Forms of application for certificate of citizenship.
3. Forms of certificate of citizenship.
4. Forms of application for registration as a citizen.
5. Forms of certificate of registration.
6. Form of application for certificate of naturalisation.
7. Form of certificate of naturalisation.
8. Form of declaration of renunciation of citizenship of Trinidad and

Tobago.
9. Establishment and maintenance of registers.

10. Authority to whom application shall be made.
11. Signing of certificates of citizenship, etc.
12. Notice of proposed deprivation of citizenship.
13. Deprivation of citizenship.
14. Declaration concerning citizenship of country other than Trinidad and

Tobago.
15. Persons before whom application or declaration may be made or by

whom oath of allegiance may be administered.
16. Evidence.
17. Fees.

FIRST SCHEDULE.
SECOND SCHEDULE.

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CITIZENSHIP OF THE REPUBLIC OF
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO REGULATIONS

made under section 26(1)

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Citizenship of the
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Regulations.

2. (1) Application for the grant of a certificate of citizenship
under section 5(1) of the Act to a child born outside Trinidad and
Tobago of a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago by descent shall be in
the form set out as Form 1 in the First Schedule.

(2) Application for the grant of a certificate of citizenship
under section 11(2) of the Act to a person who ceased to be a citizen
of Trinidad and Tobago by reason of the voluntary acquisition of
citizenship of another country shall be in the form set out as Form 2
in the First Schedule.

(3) Application for the grant of a certificate of citizenship
under section 22 of the Act to a person with respect to whose
citizenship of Trinidad and Tobago a doubt exists shall be in the
form set out as Form 3 in the First Schedule.

(4) An application for restoration of citizenship made
under section 11(2A) of the Act, by a person who ceased to be a
citizen of Trinidad and Tobago by birth or descent shall be in the
Form set out as Form 15 in the First Schedule.

3. (1) A certificate of citizenship granted under section 5(1)
of the Act shall be in the form set out as Form 4 in the First Schedule.

(2) A certificate of citizenship granted under section 11(2)
of the Act shall be in the form set out as Form 5 in the First Schedule.

(3) A certificate of citizenship in case of doubt granted
under section 22 of the Act shall be in the form set out as Form 6
in the First Schedule.

(4) A person to whom citizenship has been restored shall
be granted a Certificate of Restoration of Citizenship in accordance
with section 11(2B) of the Act, which certificate shall be set out as
Form 16 in the First Schedule.

[126/1978
4/1985
23/1985
11 of 1988
135/1988
227/1988
6 of 1993].

Citation.

Forms of
application for
certificate of
citizenship.
[135/1988
227/1988].
Form 1.
First Schedule.

Form 2.

First Schedule.

Form 3.
First Schedule.

Form 15.
First Schedule.

Forms of
certificate of
citizenship.
[135/1988
227/1988].
Form 4.
Form 5.
First Schedule.

Form 6.
First Schedule.

Form 16.
First Schedule.

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4. (1) Application for registration as a citizen of Trinidad
and Tobago made under section 7(1) of the Act by a Commonwealth
citizen, a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or by a British protected
person shall be in the form set out as Form 7 in the First Schedule.

(2) Application for registration as a citizen of Trinidad
and Tobago of a minor child born outside Trinidad and Tobago of
a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago made under section 8(1) of the
Act by the responsible parent or the guardian of such child shall
be in the form set out as Form 8 in the First Schedule.

5. (1) A person registered as a citizen of Trinidad and
Tobago pursuant to an application made under section 7(1) of
the Act, shall be granted a certificate of registration in the form
set out as Form 9 in the First Schedule.

(2) A minor registered as a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago
pursuant to an application made under section 8(1) of the Act or so
registered under section 8(2) of the Act shall be granted a certificate
of registration in the form set out as Form 10 in the First Schedule.

6. Application for the grant of a certificate of naturalisation
made under section 12(1) of the Act shall be in the form set out as
Form 11 in the First Schedule.

7. A certificate of naturalisation granted under section 12(1)
of the Act shall be in the form set out as Form 12 in the First Schedule.

8. A declaration of renunciation of citizenship of Trinidad
and Tobago made under section 16(1) of the Act shall be in the
form set out as Form 13 in the First Schedule and registered at the
office of the Minister in Port-of-Spain.

9. There shall be established and maintained registers to be
kept by the Permanent Secretary to the Minister and all matters
required by the Act or these Regulations to be registered shall be
entered in the appropriate register.

Forms of
application for
registration as a
citizen.

Form 7.
First Schedule.

Forms 8.
First Schedule.

Form of
certificate of
registration.

Form 9.
First Schedule.

Form 10.
First Schedule.

Form of
application for
certificate of
naturalisation.
Form 11.
First Schedule.

Form of
certificate of
naturalisation.
Form 12.
First Schedule.

Form of
declaration of
renunciation of
citizenship of
Trinidad and
Tobago.
Form 13.
First Schedule.
Establishment
and maintenance
of registers.

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10. (1) Subject to subregulation (2), application for a
certificate of citizenship or naturalisation or for registration as a
citizen of Trinidad and Tobago shall be made to the Minister.

(2) Where application is made by or on behalf of a person
residing in a country other than Trinidad and Tobago, for a
certificate of citizenship under section 5 or section 11(2) of the
Act or for registration as a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago under
section 8 of the Act, the application shall be submitted to a Trinidad
and Tobago diplomatic agent or a Trinidad and Tobago consular
officer acting as such on behalf of the Government of Trinidad
and Tobago in that country and the diplomatic agent or consular
officer shall forward the application to the Minister.

11. Certificates of citizenship, registration or naturalisation
issued under the Act shall be signed by the Permanent Secretary of
the Ministry.

12. (1) Where under the Act a notice is required to be given
to a person that notice may be given—

(a) where that person’s whereabouts are known, by
causing the notice to be delivered to him
personally or by sending it to him by post;

(b) where that person’s whereabouts are not known,
by sending it by post to his last known place of
abode or business.

(2) Subject to subregulation (3) where the Minister has
given notice referred to in subregulation (1) and the person to whom
it is given has the right to request an inquiry under the Act the
request shall be made—

(a) where that person is in Trinidad and Tobago at
the time when the notice is given within
twenty-one days of the giving of the notice;

(b) where that person is not in Trinidad and Tobago
at the time when the notice is given, within such

Authority to
whom
application shall
be made.

Signing of
certificates of
citizenship, etc.

Notice of
proposed
deprivation of
citizenship.

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time not being less than twenty-one days from
the giving of the notice, as the Minister may
determine.

(3) The Minister may in special circumstances extend the
time within which a request for an inquiry may be made.

13. Where an Order has been made depriving a person of
citizenship of Trinidad and Tobago—

(a) that person’s name shall be removed from the
register of citizens of Trinidad and Tobago;

(b) that person shall, if so required by notice in
writing given by the Minister, deliver up his
certificate of registration, naturalisation or
citizenship as the case may be, to such person
and within such time as may be specified in the
notice, and the certificate of registration,
naturalisation or citizenship shall thereupon be
cancelled.

14. Where a person is required by the Act to renounce the
citizenship of a country other than Trinidad and Tobago but is not
permitted to do so by the law of that country, he shall make a
declaration in the form set out as Form 14 in the First Schedule.

15. An application or declaration made in accordance with
the Act and these Regulations shall not be accepted or registered
and the oath of allegiance required by the Act shall be of no effect
unless it is signed in the presence of or administered by one of the
following persons:

(a) in Trinidad and Tobago, a Judge of the Supreme
Court of Judicature, a Magistrate or Justice of the
Peace, or a person for the time being authorised
by law to administer oaths for any judicial or other
legal purpose;

(b) in any other country, a Trinidad and Tobago
diplomatic agent or a Trinidad and Tobago

Deprivation of
citizenship.

Declaration
concerning
citizenship of
country other
than Trinidad
and Tobago.
Form 14.
First Schedule.
Persons before
whom
application or
declaration may
be made or by
whom oath of
allegiance may
be administered.

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consular officer, within the meaning of the
Diplomatic Agents and Consular Officers (Oaths
and Notarial Acts) Act, acting as such on behalf
of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago in
that country.

16. A document may be certified to be a true copy of a
document for the purpose of the Act by means of a statement in
writing to that effect signed by a person authorised by the Minister
in that behalf.

17. (1) The fees set out in the Second Schedule shall be
charged and applied in the manner specified therein.

(2) Of the fees payable for the grant or issue of certificates
under sections 5, 7, 8, 11(2) and 12, twenty dollars shall be
submitted together with the application therefor, and shall in no
circumstances be returned, and the balance shall be payable upon
receipt of the decision to grant the certificate.

Ch. 17:03.

Evidence.

Fees.
Second
Schedule.

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FIRST SCHEDULE

FORM 1 Application for Certificate of Citizenship under section 5(1) of
the Act.

FORM 2 Application for Certificate of Citizenship under section 11(2) of
the Act.

FORM 3 Application for Certificate of Citizenship in Case of Doubt.

FORM 4 Certificate of Citizenship granted under section 5(1) of the Act.

FORM 5 Certificate of Citizenship granted under section 11(2) of the Act.

FORM 6 Certificate of Citizenship in Case of Doubt granted under section 22
of the Act.

FORM 7 Application for Registration as a Citizen of Trinidad and Tobago
under section 7(1) of the Act.

FORM 8 Application for Registration as a Citizen of Trinidad and Tobago
of a minor child of a Citizen of Trinidad and Tobago under
section 8(1) of the Act.

FORM 9 Certificate of Registration granted under section 7(1) of the Act.

FORM 10 Certificate of Registration of a minor granted under section 8(1)
or (2) of the Act.

FORM 11 Application for a Certificate of Naturalisation under section 12(1)
of the Act.

FORM 12 Certificate of Naturalisation granted under section 12(1) of the Act.

FORM 13 Declaration of Renunciation of Citizenship under section 16 of
the Act.

FORM 14 Declaration concerning citizenship of country under the law of which
renunciation of citizenship is not permitted.

FORM 15 Application for Restoration of Citizenship under section 11(2A) of
the Act.

FORM 16 Certificate of Restoration of Citizenship under section 11(2B) of
the Act.

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FORM 1

CITIZENSHIP OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ACT

APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE OF CITIZENSHIP
UNDER SECTION 5(1) OF THE ACT

NOTE: Applicants are requested to submit two (2) completed copies of this
form and three (3) identical passport size photographs.

Particulars of Child of Citizen by Descent

1. Full Name .....................................................................................................
2. Date and place of birth .................................................................................
3. Address .........................................................................................................
4. Nationality ....................................................................................................
5. Father’s Name ...............................................................................................

Father’s place of birth ...................................................................................
Father’s Nationality at date of child’s birth ..................................................

6. Mother’s Name ..............................................................................................
Mother’s place of birth ..................................................................................
Mother’s Nationality at date of child’s birth ................................................
(A) (Where application is made on behalf of a minor)

I, ......................................................, the responsible parent/the guardian
of the above-named minor ........................................................................
hereby apply to the Minister on behalf of the said .....................................
for a certificate of citizenship.

or
(B) (In any other case)

I, .............................................................................................................,
hereby apply to the Minister for a certificate of citizenship.

7. I, ...................................................................................................................
do solemnly and sincerely declare that the foregoing particulars stated in
this application are true and I make this solemn declaration conscientiously
believing the same to be true.

.........................................................

Made and subscribed this ................ day of ..................................., 20..............

........................................................

Applicant

Official Title

Regulation 2(1).

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FORM 2

CITIZENSHIP OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ACT

APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE OF CITIZENSHIP
UNDER SECTION 11(2) OF THE ACT

NOTE: Applicants are requested to submit the following:
(a) three (3) completed copies of this Form;
(b) four (4) identical passport size photographs; and
(c) a Police Certificate of Character.

1. Full Name ...................................................................................................
2. Name at birth if different from above ........................................................
3. Country, place Country .....................................................

and date of birth Place ..........................................................
Date ...........................................................

4. (a) Nationality at birth ..............................................................................
Present nationality ...............................................................................

(b) State how change in nationality was made (if stateless, say how
nationality was lost) ............................................................................

(c) Passport No. and date and place of issue ..............................................

5. Marital status ..............................................................................................
6. Date and place of marriage ........................................................................

Particulars of Spouse
Name of Spouse .........................................................................................
Address .......................................................................................................
Place and date of birth ................................................................................
Citizenship at time of this application ........................................................

7. PARTICULARS OF CHILDREN

Name Date of Birth Place of Birth Place of Residence

Regulation 2(2).

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8. Profession or occupation—trade and special skills or other special
qualifications ................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................

9. Financial position .......................................................................................

10. Have you ever been deported or required to leave any country? (If yes,
name country and give details.) .................................................................
..................................................................................................................

11. Details of criminal/civil proceedings taken against you.

12. Do you belong to any clubs, political parties, trade union organisations,
friendly societies, co-operatives, civic or charitable organisations, etc?
If so give particulars ..................................................................................
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................
I, ........................................................................................ hereby declare
that the foregoing particulars are true and correct.

....................................................

Made and subscribed this .................... day of .............................., 20.......

Before me .............................................................................................

....................................................

Signature of Applicant

Official Title

Nature of
Proceedings Date Place Results

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Caution: Section 25 of the Citizenship of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Act provides as follows:

“Offence 25. A person who, for the purpose of procuring
anything to be done or not to be done in connection
with the provisions of this Act knowingly or recklessly
makes a statement which is false in a material particular
is, without prejudice to any other proceedings that
might be taken against him, liable on summary
conviction to a fine of one thousand dollars and to
imprisonment for six months. ”.

A. REFERENCE
Name (in block letters) ......................................................................................
Full postal address ..............................................................................................
.............................................................................................................................

I, the undersigned, hereby state that I am a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago; and
that I am not the legal advisor or agent or a relative of ......................................
.............................................................................................................................

I support this application from my personal knowledge of and close acquaintance
with the applicant for ................................... years.

I vouch for his/her good character and loyalty and am prepared to furnish full
details about my knowledge of and acquaintance with the applicant.

I have read the caution at the foot of the application.

............................................ ............................................
Date Signature

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C. REFERENCE
Name (in block letters) ......................................................................................
Full postal address ..............................................................................................
.............................................................................................................................

I, the undersigned, hereby state that I am a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago; and
that I am not the legal advisor or agent or a relative of ......................................
.............................................................................................................................

I support this application from my personal knowledge of and close acquaintance
with the applicant for ................................... years.

I vouch for his/her good character and loyalty and am prepared to furnish full
details about my knowledge of and acquaintance with the applicant.

I have read the caution at the foot of the application.

............................................ ............................................
Date Signature

Date Signature

B. REFERENCE
Name (in block letters) ......................................................................................
Full postal address ..............................................................................................
.............................................................................................................................

I, the undersigned, hereby state that I am a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago; and
that I am not the legal advisor or agent or a relative of ......................................
.............................................................................................................................

I support this application from my personal knowledge of and close acquaintance
with the applicant for ................................... years.

I vouch for his/her good character and loyalty and am prepared to furnish full
details about my knowledge of and acquaintance with the applicant.

I have read the caution at the foot of the application.

............................................ ............................................

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D. REFERENCE
Name (in block letters) ......................................................................................
Full postal address ..............................................................................................
.............................................................................................................................

I, the undersigned, hereby state that I am a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago; and
that I am not the legal advisor or agent or a relative of .....................................
.............................................................................................................................

I support this application from my personal knowledge of and close acquaintance
with the applicant for .................................... years.

I vouch for his/her good character and loyalty and am prepared to furnish full
details about my knowledge of and acquaintance with the applicant.

I have read the caution at the foot of the application.

............................................ ............................................
Date Signature

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FORM 3

CITIZENSHIP OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ACT

APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE OF CITIZENSHIP
IN CASE OF DOUBT

NOTE: Applicants are requested to submit three (3) completed copies of this
form and four (4) identical passport size photographs.

1. I, ...........................................................................................................
of .........................................................................................................................

am of full age and capacity and was born at ......................................................
.................................................................. on .....................................................

2. I am a citizen of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago by virtue of the
fact that ...............................................................................................................

3. There exists some doubt as to my claim to be a citizen of the Republic
of Trinidad and Tobago by reason of the fact that ..............................................
.............................................................................................................................

4. I hereby apply for a certificate of citizenship.

Signed ......................................................

Made and subscribed this ............ day of ............................, 20..........

....................................................

(insert here Address of Applicant)

(State here the manner in which applicant became a citizen of the
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago)

Official Title

(State here the reasons giving rise to doubt)

Applicant

Regulation 2(3).

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FORM 4

CITIZENSHIP OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ACT

CERTIFICATE OF CITIZENSHIP GRANTED UNDER
SECTION 5(1) OF THE ACT

WHEREAS application was made to the Minister under section 5(1) of the Act
by/on behalf of ...................................................................................................

for the grant of a certificate of citizenship.

THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the Minister has approved the application and
that the said .......................................................................................................
is a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago by descent as from the date of this certificate.

Photograph

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunder subscribed my name this
.............................. day of ............................................................, 20.................

................................................
Permanent Secretary

PARTICULARS OF APPLICANT

Full Name ..........................................................

Address ..............................................................

Place of Birth .....................................................

Date of Birth ......................................................

Regulation 3(1).

Ch. 1:50.

(whose particulars are set out below)

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FORM 5

CITIZENSHIP OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ACT

CERTIFICATE OF CITIZENSHIP GRANTED UNDER
SECTION 11(2) OF THE ACT

WHEREAS ........................................................................................................ in
pursuance of section 11(2) of the Citizenship of the Republic of Trinidad and
Tobago Act, has applied to the Minister for a Certificate of Citizenship as a
citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, alleging with respect to himself/herself the
particulars set out below:

And Whereas the said .....................................................................................
has satisfied the Minister with respect to the requirements laid down in the said
Act for a Certificate of Citizenship as a citizen:

Now Therefore, this is to certify that the Minister approves the application
and declares that ................................................................................................
is a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago as from the date of this Certificate.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunder subscribed my name this
.............................. day of ............................................................, 20.................

................................................
Permanent Secretary

Photograph

PARTICULARS OF APPLICANT

Full Name ..........................................................

Address ..............................................................

Profession of Occupation ...................................

Place of Birth .....................................................

Date of Birth ......................................................

Marital Status .....................................................

Regulation 3(2).

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FORM 6

CITIZENSHIP OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ACT

CERTIFICATE OF CITIZENSHIP IN CASE OF DOUBT
GRANTED UNDER SECTION 22 OF THE ACT

No. ..........................

THIS IS TO CERTIFY that ............................................................................
of ........................................................................................................................
who was born at ..................................................................................................
on .................................................................................................................... is
a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago from the date of this certificate but without
prejudice that he/she was such a citizen at an earlier date.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunder subscribed my name this
.............................. day of ............................................................, 20.................

................................................
Permanent Secretary

Photograph

Regulation 3(3).

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FORM 7

CITIZENSHIP OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ACT

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION AS A CITIZEN OF
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO UNDER

SECTION 7(1) OF THE ACT
NOTE: Applicants are requested to submit the following:

(a) three (3) completed copies of this Form;
(b) four (4) identical passport size photographs;
(c) a Police Certificate of Character; and
(d) proof of satisfactory fulfilment of income tax obligations.

1. Full Name ...................................................................................................
2. Name at birth, if different from above ........................................................
3. Country, place Country .....................................................

and date of birth Place ..........................................................
Date ...........................................................

4. (a) National Insurance No. .......................................................................
(b) Trinidad and Tobago Identification Card No. .....................................

5. (a) Nationality at birth ..............................................................................
Present nationality if different ............................................................

(b) State how change in nationality was made (if stateless, say how
nationality was lost) ............................................................................

(c) Passport No. and date and place of issue ............................................
.............................................................................................................

6. (a) Marital Status ......................................................................................
Date and place of marriage .................................................................

(b) If husband or wife is dead, give date and place of death ....................
.............................................................................................................

PARTICULARS OF SPOUSE

7. (a) Full Name ........ ..................................................................................
Address ...............................................................................................

(b) Place and date of birth ........................................................................
(c) Citizenship at time of this application ................................................
(d) Place of employment and post held ....................................................

Regulation 4(1).

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8. PARTICULARS OF CHILDREN

Name Date of Birth Place of Birth Place of Residence

9. PARTICULARS OF PARENTS
(a) Father’s full name ................................................................................
(b) Nationality (if dead, state nationality at the time of death) .................

.............................................................................................................
(c) Present address (if living) ...................................................................

.............................................................................................................

10. (a) Mother’s full name before marriage ...................................................
.............................................................................................................

(b) Nationality (if dead, state nationality at the time of applicant’s birth)
.............................................................................................................

11. SCHOOLS / UNIVERSITIES ATTENDED BY APPLICANT

OTHER COURSES PURSUED
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................

Institutions
Date

From To
Certificate/Diploma

Degrees

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12. Profession or Occupation—Trade and Special Skills or other Special
qualifications ..............................................................................................
....................................................................................................................

13. State job experience including on-the-job training: ...................................
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................
Particulars of employment during the last five (5) years in Trinidad and
Tobago: ......................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................

14. Financial position: ......................................................................................

15. Do you own property in Trinidad and Tobago? Give particulars.
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................

16. Do you have any investments in Trinidad and Tobago?
Give particulars ..........................................................................................
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................

17. Do you have any interest on lands in Trinidad and Tobago for agricultural
purposes? If so, state particulars: .............................................................
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................

18. Date of entry in Trinidad and Tobago with respect to this application.
.............................................................................................................

19. (a) Is your period of stay here subject to any time condition under the
Immigration Act, Ch. 18:01?

Yes— No— If yes, give particulars. If no,
furnish proof of resident status.

....................................................................................................................

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(b) Where have you lived in Trinidad and Tobago, and for how long?

(c) Countries visited

Address
Date

From To
Total Length of Time

20. Have you ever been deported or required to leave any country?
(If yes, name country and give details).
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................

21. Details of criminal/civil proceedings taken against you.

Name of Country
Date

From To

Nature of
Proceedings Date Place Results

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22. Do you belong to any clubs, political parties, trade union organisations,
friendly societies, co-operatives, civic or charitable organisations, etc.?
If so, give particulars.
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................

23. Approximate date of any previous application ..........................................

24. Reason for desiring citizenship of Trinidad and Tobago ...........................
....................................................................................................................

Any other information which the applicant considers to be of assistance may
be given ..............................................................................................................
.............................................................................................................................
I, ................................................................................................. hereby declare
that the foregoing particulars are true and correct.

............................................

Made and subscribed this ................... day of ..................................., 20..........

Before me ...........................................................................................................

............................................

Caution: Section 25 of the Citizenship of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Act provides as follows:

“Offence 25. A person who, for the purpose of procuring
anything to be done or not to be done in connection
with the provisions of this Act knowingly or recklessly
makes a statement which is false in a material particular
is, without prejudice to any other proceedings that
might be taken against him, liable on summary
conviction to a fine of one thousand dollars and to
imprisonment for six months.”.

Ch. 1:50.

Signature of Applicant

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Date Signature

A. REFERENCE
Name (in block letters) ......................................................................................
Full postal address ..............................................................................................
.............................................................................................................................

I, the undersigned, hereby state that I am a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago; and
that I am not the legal advisor or agent or a relative of ......................................
.............................................................................................................................

I support this application from my personal knowledge of and close acquaintance
with the applicant for .................................... years.

I vouch for his/her good character and loyalty and am prepared to furnish full
details about my knowledge of and acquaintance with the applicant.

I have read the caution at the foot of the application.

............................................ ............................................

B. REFERENCE
Name (in block letters) ......................................................................................
Full postal address ..............................................................................................
.............................................................................................................................

I, the undersigned, hereby state that I am a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago; and
that I am not the legal advisor or agent or a relative of ......................................
.............................................................................................................................

I support this application from my personal knowledge of and close acquaintance
with the applicant for .................................... years.

I vouch for his/her good character and loyalty and am prepared to furnish full
details about my knowledge of and acquaintance with the applicant.

I have read the caution at the foot of the application.

............................................ ............................................
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Date Signature

C. REFERENCE
Name (in block letters) ......................................................................................
Full postal address ..............................................................................................
.............................................................................................................................

I, the undersigned, hereby state that I am a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago; and
that I am not the legal advisor or agent or a relative of ......................................
.............................................................................................................................

I support this application from my personal knowledge of and close acquaintance
with the applicant for ................................... years.

I vouch for his/her good character and loyalty and am prepared to furnish full
details about my knowledge of and acquaintance with the applicant.

I have read the caution at the foot of the application.

............................................ ............................................

D. REFERENCE
Name (in block letters) ......................................................................................
Full postal address ..............................................................................................
.............................................................................................................................

I, the undersigned, hereby state that I am a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago; and
that I am not the legal advisor or agent or a relative of ......................................
.............................................................................................................................

I support this application from my personal knowledge of and close acquaintance
with the applicant for ................................... years.

I vouch for his/her good character and loyalty and am prepared to furnish full
details about my knowledge of and acquaintance with the applicant.

I have read the caution at the foot of the application.

............................................ ............................................
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FORM 8

CITIZENSHIP OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ACT

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION AS A CITIZEN OF TRINIDAD
AND TOBAGO OF A MINOR CHILD OF A CITIZEN OF TRINIDAD

AND TOBAGO UNDER SECTION 8(1) OF THE ACT

NOTE: Applicants are requested to submit the following:
(a) two (2) completed copies of this Form; and
(b) three (3) identical passport size photographs.

1. I, ............. ...................................................................................................
of ................................................................................................................
the responsible parent/guardian of .............................................................
make application to the Minister for the said ............................................
born at ................................................... on ...............................................
to be registered as a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago.

2. The said ......................................................................................................
is the minor child of ...................................................................................
of ................................................................................................................
who is a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago by virtue of ................................
....................................................................................................................
State details of parent’s citizenship.

3. The said ......................................................................................................
now resides at .............................................................................................
....................................................................................................................

4, I do solemnly and sincerely declare that the foregoing particulars stated in
this application are true, and I make this solemn declaration conscientiously
believing the same to be true.

...................................................

Made and subscribed this ................ day of ............................., 20..........

...................................................

.

Signature of Applicant

Official Title

Regulation 4(2).

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FORM 9

CITIZENSHIP OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ACT

CERTIFICATE OF CITIZENSHIP GRANTED UNDER
SECTION 7(1) OF THE ACT

No. ...................................

WHEREAS ........................................................................................................ in
pursuance of section 7(1) of the Citizenship of the Republic of Trinidad and
Tobago Act, has applied to the Minister to be registered as a citizen of Trinidad
and Tobago, alleging with respect to himself/herself the particulars as set out
below:

And Whereas the said .....................................................................................,
has satisfied the Minister with respect to the requirements laid down in the said
Act for registration as a citizen:

Now, Therefore, this is to certify that the Minister approves the application
and declares that ................................................................................................
is registered as a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago as from the date of this Certificate.

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PARTICULARS OF APPLICANT

Full Name ..........................................................

Address ..............................................................

Profession or Occupation ...................................

Place of Birth .....................................................

Date of Birth ......................................................

Marital Status .....................................................

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunder subscribed my name this
.............................. day of ............................................................, 20.................

................................................
Permanent Secretary

Regulation 5(1).

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FORM 10

CITIZENSHIP OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ACT

CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION OF A MINOR
GRANTED UNDER SECTION 8(1) OR (2)

OF THE ACT
No. ...................................

WHEREAS APPLICATION was made to the Minister under section 8 of the
Citizenship of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Act, for
......................................................................................................................... a
minor, whose particulars are set out below to be registered as a citizen of Trinidad
and Tobago:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the Minister approves the application and declares that
the said ....................................................................................................... is
registered as a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago as from the date of this certificate.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunder subscribed my name this
.............................. day of ............................................................, 20.................

................................................
Permanent Secretary

N.B.—Section 8(3) of the Act provides as follows:
"(3) A person who becomes a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago by virtue of

this section shall cease to be a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, one year
after attaining full age unless he has taken the oath of allegiance."

PARTICULARS OF MINOR

Full Name ..........................................................

Address ..............................................................

Place of Birth .....................................................

Date of Birth ......................................................

Regulation 5(2).

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FORM 11

CITIZENSHIP OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ACT

APPLICATION FOR A CERTIFICATE
OF NATURALISATION UNDER
SECTION 12(1) OF THE ACT

NOTE: Applicants are requested to submit—
(a) three (3) completed copies of this Form;
(b) four (4) identical passport size photographs;
(c) a Police Certificate of Character;
(d) proof of satisfactory fulfillment of income tax obligations.

1. (a) Original name in full (if .........................................................
original name was altered, ........................................................
give particulars and date .........................................................
of alteration):

(b) Name in native characters .........................................................
(c) Particulars of any other

name(s) used for private .........................................................
purposes: .........................................................

2. Country, place Country ............................................
and date of birth: Place ................................................

Date of birth........................................

3. (a) National Insurance No.: .........................................................
(b) Trinidad and Tobago

Identification Card No.: .........................................................

4. (a) Nationality at birth: .........................................................
Present nationality if
different: .........................................................

(b) State how change in
nationality was made (if
stateless, say how
nationality was lost): .........................................................

Regulation 6.

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(c) Passport No. and date
and place of issue: .........................................................

5. (a) Marital status, Date and
place of marriage: .........................................................

(b) If husband or wife is dead
give date and place of death: .........................................................

PARTICULARS OF SPOUSE
6. (a) Full Name ...........................................................................................

(b) Address ................................................................................................
(c) Citizenship at time of this application.................................................
(d) Place of employment and post held ....................................................

PARTICULARS OF CHILDREN

Name Date of Birth Place of Birth Place of Residence

PARTICULARS OF PARENTS
8. (a) Father’s full name ................................................................................

(b) Nationality (if dead, state nationality at the time of death) ................
.............................................................................................................

(c) Present address (if living) ...................................................................
.............................................................................................................

9. (a) Mother’s full name before marriage ....................................................
.............................................................................................................

(b) Nationality (if dead, state nationality at the time of applicant’s birth)
.............................................................................................................

7.

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Institutions
Date

From To
Certificate/Diploma/

Degrees

OTHER COURSES PURSUED
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................

11. Profession or Occupation—Trade and special skills or other special
qualifications ..............................................................................................
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................

12. State job experience including on-the-job training ....................................
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................
Particulars of employment during the last eight (8) years in Trinidad and
Tobago ........................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................

13. Present annual earnings ..............................................................................
....................................................................................................................

14. Do you own property in Trinidad and Tobago? Give particulars.
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................

10. SCHOOLS/UNIVERSITIES ATTENDED BY APPLICANT

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15. Do you have any investments in Trinidad and Tobago? Give particulars.
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................

16. Do you have any interest on lands in Trinidad and Tobago for Agricultural
purposes? If so, state particulars ...............................................................
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................

17. Date of entry in Trinidad and Tobago with respect to this application
....................................................................................................................

18. (a) Is your period of stay here subject to any time condition under the
Immigration Act?

Yes — No —

....................................................................................................................

....................................................................................................................
(b) Where have you lived in Trinidad and Tobago, and for how long?

If yes, give particulars. If no,
furnish proof of resident status.

Address
Date

From To
Total Length of Time

(c) Countries visited

Name of Country
Date

From To

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19. Have you ever been deported or required to leave any country?
(If yes, name country and give details).
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................

20. Details of criminal/civil proceedings taken against you.

Nature of
Proceedings Date Place Results

21 Do you belong to any clubs, political parties, trade union organisations,
friendly societies, co-operatives, civic or charitable organisations, etc.? If
so, give particulars.
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................

22. Approximate date of any previous application ..........................................

23. Reason for desiring citizenship of Trinidad and Tobago ...........................
....................................................................................................................

Any other information which the applicant considers to be of assistance may
be given ..............................................................................................................
.............................................................................................................................

I, .....................................................................................................................

hereby declare that the foregoing particulars are true and correct.

...............................................

Made and subscribed this ................... day of .................................... 20...........

Before me ...........................................................................................................

...............................................

Signature of Applicant

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ADVERTISEMENTS AND SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION
This form when completed should be forwarded to the Minister of National

Security, Knox Street, Port-of-Spain, together with an official receipt for twenty
dollars and two separate issues of a newspaper in circulation in Trinidad and
Tobago each containing (clearly marked) an advertisement in the following
form:

“NOTICE is hereby given that ......................................................................
of ....................................................................................................................
is applying to the Minister of National Security for naturalisation, and any
person who knows any reason why a certificate of naturalisation should
not be granted should send a written and signed statement of the facts to
the Minister”.

Caution: Section 25 of the Citizenship of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Act provides as follows:

“Offence 25. A person who, for the purpose of procuring
anything to be done or not to be done in connection
with the provisions of this Act knowingly or recklessly
makes a statement which is false in a material particular
is, without prejudice to any other proceedings that
might be taken against him, liable on summary
conviction to a fine of one thousand dollars and to
imprisonment for six months.”.

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A. REFERENCE
Name (in block letters) ......................................................................................
Full postal address ..............................................................................................
.............................................................................................................................

I, the undersigned, hereby state that I am a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago; and
that I am not the legal advisor or agent or a relative of ......................................
.............................................................................................................................

I support this application from my personal knowledge of and close acquaintance
with the applicant for .................................... years.

I vouch for his/her good character and loyalty and am prepared to furnish full
details about my knowledge of and acquaintance with the applicant.

I have read the caution at the foot of the application.

............................................ ............................................

B. REFERENCE
Name (in block letters) ......................................................................................
Full postal address ..............................................................................................
.............................................................................................................................

I, the undersigned, hereby state that I am a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago; and
that I am not the legal advisor or agent or a relative of .....................................
.............................................................................................................................

I support this application from my personal knowledge of and close acquaintance
with the applicant for .................................... years.

I vouch for his/her good character and loyalty and am prepared to furnish full
details about my knowledge of and acquaintance with the applicant.

I have read the caution at the foot of the application.

............................................ ............................................
Date Signature

Date Signature

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C. REFERENCE
Name (in block letters) ......................................................................................
Full postal address ..............................................................................................
.............................................................................................................................

I, the undersigned, hereby state that I am a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago; and
that I am not the legal advisor or agent or a relative of ......................................
.............................................................................................................................

I support this application from my personal knowledge of and close acquaintance
with the applicant for .................................... years.

I vouch for his/her good character and loyalty and am prepared to furnish full
details about my knowledge of and acquaintance with the applicant.

I have read the caution at the foot of the application.

............................................ ............................................

D. REFERENCE
Name (in block letters) ......................................................................................
Full postal address ..............................................................................................
.............................................................................................................................

I, the undersigned, hereby state that I am a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago; and
that I am not the legal advisor or agent or a relative of ......................................
.............................................................................................................................

I support this application from my personal knowledge of and close acquaintance
with the applicant for ................................... years.

I vouch for his/her good character and loyalty and am prepared to furnish full
details about my knowledge of and acquaintance with the applicant.

I have read the caution at the foot of the application.

............................................ ............................................
Date Signature

Date Signature

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FORM 12

CITIZENSHIP OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ACT

CERTIFICATE OF NATURALISATION GRANTED UNDER
SECTION 12(1) OF THE ACT

No. ...................................

WHEREAS ........................................................................................................
in pursuance of section 12 of the Citizenship of the Republic of Trinidad and
Tobago Act, has applied to the Minister for a certificate of naturalisation, alleging
with respect to himself/herself the particulars as set out below:

AND WHEREAS the said ..................................................................................
has satisfied the Minister with respect to the requirements laid down in the said
Act for the grant of a certificate of naturalisation.

NOW, THEREFORE, this is to certify that the Minister approves the application,
grants to the said .................................................................................................
this certificate of naturalisation and declares the said ........................................
.............................................................................................................................
a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago as from the date of this certificate.

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PARTICULARS OF APPLICANT

Full Name ...........................................................

Address ...............................................................

..............................................................................

Profession or Occupation ...................................

Place of Birth .....................................................

Date of Birth ......................................................

Marital Status .....................................................

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunder subscribed my name this
.............................. day of ............................................................, 20.................

................................................
Permanent Secretary

Regulation 7.

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FORM 13

CITIZENSHIP OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ACT

DECLARATION OF RENUNCIATION OF CITIZENSHIP
UNDER SECTION 16 OF THE ACT

Declarants are requested to submit two (2) completed copies of this Form

1. I, ................................................................................................................
of .........................................................................................................................

am of full age and capacity and was born at ......................................................
....................................................................... on ................................................

2. I am*/about* to become a citizen of .........................................................
under the law of that country.

3. I hereby renounce my citizenship of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

I, ................................................................................................................
do solemnly and sincerely declare that the foregoing particulars stated in this
declaration are true, and I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing
the same to be true.

....................................................

Made and subscribed this ........................... day of ......................., 20...............

Before me,
Official Title .........................................................

Registered this ........................ day of ........................................, 20 ................

..........................................................

(insert here address of declarant)

Signature

(For Minister)

Regulation 8.

Ch. 1:50.

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FORM 14

CITIZENSHIP OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ACT

DECLARATION CONCERNING CITIZENSHIP OF
COUNTRY UNDER THE LAW OF WHICH

RENUNCIATION OF CITIZENSHIP IS NOT PERMITTED
1. I, ................................................................................................................

of .........................................................................................................................
was born at ..........................................................................................................
on ........................................................................................................................

2. I am a citizen of .........................................................................................

3. I am by virtue of the law of .......................................................................
not permitted to renounce my citizenship.

4. As I am desirous of becoming a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, I declare
that I will so far as it lies within my power renounce my status as a citizen of
....................................................................................... if called upon so to do
and that so long as I am a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago I will not claim the
protection of .......................................................................................................

5. I do solemnly and sincerely declare that the foregoing particulars stated
in this declaration are true, and I make this solemn declaration conscientiously
believing the same to be true.

....................................................

Made and subscribed this .................. day of ..............................., 20 ..............

Before me,
Official Title .........................................................

Signature

Regulation 14.

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FORM 15

CITIZENSHIP OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ACT

APPLICATION FOR RESTORATION OF CITIZENSHIP
UNDER SECTION 11(2A) OF THE ACT

NOTE: Applicants are requested to submit the following:
(a) three (3) completed copies of this Form;
(b) four (4) identical passport size photographs;
(c) a Police Certificate of Character;
(d) medical forms 40 and 40(a);
(e) evidence of birth in Trinidad and Tobago;
(f) evidence of acquisition of citizenship of the country of

present nationality.

Surname

First Name

Middle Name(s)

Former Name
(if original name
has been changed)

Date of Birth Place of Birth

Year Month Day

Present Nationality .............................................................................................

Date of Acquisition
Year Month Day

Address in Detail
(a) Permanent Address (Home) (b) Former Address in T&T if

resident outside of T&T

Regulation 2(4).

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Particulars of Present Passport

No. ........................ Date of Issue .................... Place of Issue ..........................

Occupation Profession

Have you been convicted of any offences other than traffic offences?

If yes, list all offences and dates committed on a separate sheet of paper and
attach to this application.

I have attached hereto completed medical forms as prescribed.

NoYes

NoYes

I, .....................................................................................................................
hereby apply for restoration of my citizenship of Trinidad and Tobago and declare
that the foregoing particulars are true and correct.

....................................................

Made and subscribed this ................ day of ................................., 20...........
before me.

....................................................

....................................................

....................................................

Signature of Applicant

(Name in Block Letters)

Signature

Official Title

CAUTION: A person who, for the purpose of procuring anything to be done or not to
be done in connection with the provisions of this Act, knowingly or
recklessly makes a statement which is false in a material particular is,
without prejudice to any other proceedings that might be taken against
him, guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of
one thousand dollars or to imprisonment for six months or to both such
fine and imprisonment.

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FORM 16

CITIZENSHIP OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ACT

CERTIFICATE OF RESTORATION OF CITIZENSHIP
UNDER SECTION 11(2B) OF THE ACT

WHEREAS .......................................................................................................... in

pursuance of section 11(2B) of the Citizenship of the Republic of Trinidad and
Tobago Act has applied to the Minister for restoration of citizenship of Trinidad
and Tobago alleging with respect to himself the particulars set out below—

AND WHEREAS the said ..................................................................................

has satisfied the Minister with respect to the requirements laid down in the said
Act for restoration of citizenship of Trinidad and Tobago:

NOW, THEREFORE, this is to certify that the Minister approves the application
and declares that citizenship of Trinidad and Tobago has been restored to
....................................................................................... as from the date of loss.

(Name)

(Name)

(Name)

Photograph

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunder subscribed my name this
.............................. day of ............................................................, 20.................

................................................
Permanent Secretary

PARTICULARS OF APPLICANT

Full Name ..........................................................

Place of Birth .....................................................

Date of Birth ......................................................

Regulation 3(4).

Ch. 1:50.

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L.R.O.

SECOND SCHEDULE

FEES

Matters in which fee may
be taken

Amount of fee To whom fee is to be paid

Grant of a Certificate of
Citizenship to a minor
under section 5 —

(i) Application for
Certificate

(ii) Where
application is
approved

Grant of a Certificate of
Registration to a minor
under section 8—

(i) Application for
Certificate

(ii) Where
application is
approved

Grant of a Certificate of
Registration under
section 7—
(a) for citizens of

Caribbean Common
Market countries
(i) Application for

Certificate
(ii) Where

application is
granted

(b) for persons who are
not citizens as
referred to in (a)—
(i) Application for

Certificate
(ii) Where

application is
granted

$50.00

A further $250.00

$50.00

A further $250.00

$25.00

A further $400.00

$50.00

A further $500.00

To Comptroller of Accounts

To Comptroller of Accounts

To Comptroller of Accounts

To Comptroller of Accounts

To Comptroller of Accounts

To Comptroller of Accounts

To Comptroller of Accounts

To Comptroller of Accounts

Regulation
17(1).
[4/1985
23/1985
11 of 1988
13/1988
6 of 1993].

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FEES—Continued

Matters in which fee may
be taken

Amount of fee To whom fee is to be paid

Grant of a Certificate of
Citizenship under section
11(2)—

(i) Application for
Certificate

(ii) Where
application is
approved

Grant of a Certificate of
Naturalisation under
section 12—
(a) for citizens of

Commonwealth
countries—
(i) Application for

Certificate
(ii) Where

application is
approved

(b) for citizens of non-
Commonwealth
countries—
(i) Application for

Certificate
(ii) Where

application is
approved

Grant of a Certificate of
citizenship in case of
doubt—

(i) Application for
Certificate

(ii) Where
application is
granted

$50.00

A further $500.00

$100.00

A further $800.00

$100.00

A further $900.00

$50.00

A further $200.00

To Comptroller of Accounts

To Comptroller of Accounts

To Comptroller of Accounts

To Comptroller of Accounts

To Comptroller of Accounts

To Comptroller of Accounts

To Comptroller of Accounts

To Comptroller of Accounts

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Matters in which fee may
be taken

Amount of fee To whom fee is to be paid

Witnessing the signing of an
application or declaration

Administering the Oath of
Allegiance

Supplying an authenticated
copy of any notice,
c e r t i f i c a t e , o r d e r ,
declaration or entry granted
or made under the Act

Renunciation of Citizenship

$20.00

$20.00

$20.00

$100.00

Where a declaration is made
before a Judge, Justice of
the Peace or Public Officer
the fee shall be collected by
means of stamps, and
where made before a
Commissioner of Affidavits
appointed under section 3
of the Commissioner of
Affidavits Act, the fee shall
b e p a i d t o s u c h
Commissioner of Affidavits

To the Minister by means of
stamps

To Comptroller of Accounts

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[Subsidiary]

DELEGATION OF FUNCTIONS
(IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP) ORDER

made by the Minister under section 52(1)
of the Interpretation Act

1. This Order may be cited as the Delegation of Functions
(Immigration and Citizenship) Order.

2. In exercise of the powers conferred upon him by
section 52(1) of the Interpretatioin Act, the Minister delegates
the functions he is empowered to exercise under the
Immigration Act and the Citizenship of the Republic of
Trinidad and Tobago Act, to the Minister in the Ministry of
National Security and Citizenship with immediate effect.

52/1988.

Citation.

Delegation of
functions.
Ch. 3:01

Ch. 18:01
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