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Embassy of Trinidad & Tobago
Coat of Arms of Trinidad & Tobago
The Embassy of Trinidad & Tobago located in Washington, DC can be viewed here: [Moved to this Thread]. Other Trinidad & Tobago Missions / Embassies can also be found here.
I have been getting calls for the Trinidad & Tobago Embassy in Washington, but I merely was authorized to designed the old site. I have moved the content here as an archive and for updates.
Embassy Of Trinidad & Tobago in Washington DC contact information:
Address: 1708 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington D. C., U.S.A. 20036
Tel: +1 (202) 467-6490, 467-6491,
467-6492, 467 6493
Fax: +1 (202) 785-3130
Trinidad & Tobago are the last islands South of the Caribbean. They were discovered by Columbus on his third voyage. It is a Republic and received its Independence from Great Britain on the 31st August, 1962.
The population of the combined countries is approximately 1.3 million. Its main revenue is from oil and natural gas. The peoples are made up of African, East Indian, Syrian and European descent. A small population of Asians is also on the rise. Mixed races is very apparent.
The official language is English (Queen's), although a local dialect is widely spoken and accepted. Other languages include: Spanish, French, Hindi (Urdu), Patwa, etc.
The islands are known for steel pan, calypso, cricket (Brian Lara), cricket, fetes (Parties) and growing international business ventures (Oil / gas / exports). Recently, the "Soca Warriors", the national football team, qualified for the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
Planning A Caribbean Cruise?
Why not plan your cruise around Trinidad & Tobago. Contact your Caribbean cruise travelagent for arrangements.
Basically, Trinidad & Tobago is a friendly nation seeking peace and good will with all peoples from all walks of life. The country has been able to show this within itself because of its multiracial, multiethnic, and multi-religious groups living in harmony.
Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela
11 00 N, 61 00 W
Central America and the Caribbean
Total: 5,128 sq km
Land: 5,128 sq km
Water: 0 sq km
Area - comparative:
Slightly smaller than Delaware
There are many colourful and informative leaflets, maps, and brochures available for free to those interested in learning more about Trinidad & Tobago. Feel free to contact the Embassy.
When you mention the Caribbean or an island in the Caribbean to someone abroad (Especially North America or Europe) they immediately think of a Caribbean cruise, beaches, hotels and so forth. It is true that Trinidad & Tobago is a great tourist destination, but we are also the leading Caribbean producer of oil and gas which has earned us a reputation as an excellent investment site for international businesses.
Tourism is a growing sector, although not proportionately as important as in many other Caribbean islands. The economy benefits from low inflation and a growing trade surplus. Prospects for growth in 2004 are good as prices for oil, petrochemicals, and liquified natural gas are expected to remain high, and foreign direct investment continues to grow to support expanded capacity in the energy sector. The government is coping with a rise in violent crime.(Cia.org)
In the past, the Football team known as the "Soca Warriors" Played in the Germany 2006 World Cup. Together with local artistes and even dancers (Shiv Shakti) this helped to establish a fantastic image to the word.
Trinidad & Tobago Visa Information
Some countries require a visa to enter Trinidad & Tobago and others do not. The visa is obtained through the embassy and costs around $15 US (Call to verify). However, everyone needs to have their travel documents in order:
(A) Every person (Including minors) seeking admission at a port of entry into Trinidad and Tobago must be in possession of a valid travel document/ passport. (B) A person who is not a citizen or a resident of Trinidad and Tobago must be in possession of a valid return ticket to his/her homeland or country of residence or a security deposit or bond as required by the Chief Immigration Officer.
© A person who is not a citizen or a resident of Trinidad and Tobago must be in possession of sufficient funds for his/her upkeep during his/her stay in Trinidad and Tobago.
(D) A person who is neither a citizen nor a resident of Trinidad and Tobago must provide a proper local address.
(E) A person who is neither a citizen nor resident of Trinidad and Tobago and who is a citizen of a country that requires a visa for entry into Trinidad and Tobago must be in possession of such.
(F) Every person seeking admission to Trinidad and Tobago on arrival must complete an Immigration E/D Card (Form 1).
(G) Landing Bond
A person seeking admission to Trinidad and Tobago other than as a tourist or visitor must be in possession of one of the following document, subject to the purpose of the visit and must provide a security deposit or landing bond:
Work Permit, Student Permit, Missionary Permit, Minister's Permit, or Certificate of Recognition of Caribbean Community Skills Qualification.