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  • Some Consular Fees Up; Tourist Visa Stays the Same

    Some Consular Fees Up; Tourist Visa Stays the Same

    Changes to the fees for some U.S. consular services will take effect September 12, 2014. However, fees for non-immigrant visas will largely remain the same, including the basic NIV application fee for BI/B2 tourist visa, which is still $160 U.S Dollars.

  • Security Officials Receive U.S. Anti-Terrorism Training

    Security Officials Receive U.S. Anti-Terrorism Training

    Local Police, Immigration and Customs Officers are now better equipped to detect fraudulent travel documents, having received training and equipment through the U.S. Government’s Anti-Terrorism Assistance (ATA) program.

  • U.S. Navy Secretary Visits Trinidad

    U.S. Navy Secretary Visits Trinidad

    Ray Mabus, Secretary of the United States Navy, visited Trinidad and Tobago on August 22 to meet with government officials about military, maritime and security issues.

    ALSO:  Photos
  • America Visits Americas

    America Visits Americas

    On Friday July, 25, 2014 Senator the Honourable Embau Moheni, Major General Kenrick Maharaj, and other national security experts joined Chargé d’Affaires Margaret Diop in touring the USS America (LHA 6), the United States’ newest amphibious ship.

    ALSO:  Story Photos
  • Fourth of July Reception 2014

    Fourth of July Reception 2014

    A reception to mark the 238th Anniversary of the 4th of July was held on July 3 at the Hyatt Regency, POS.

    ALSO:  Story Photos



  • Human Rights Report 2013

    The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. 

  • U.S. – Caribbean Regional HIV/AIDS Partnership Framework

    The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is a global health program launched in 2003 to combat and limit the spread of the HIV/AIDS disease. PEPFAR represents the largest commitment in history made by a nation to a single disease. Through PEPFAR, as of September 30, 2012, the U.S. directly supported more than 5.1 million people on antiretroviral treatment (ART). This number is up from 1.7 million in 2008 – a three-fold increase in only four years. 

More News from the Embassy

  • Connecting Cultures through Art
    Connecting Cultures through Art

    I am so pleased to have the opportunity to showcase in this small installation the artwork of some of the brightest talent working in Trinidad and Tobago.  

  • VIDEO: Chargé d'Affaires Thomas Smitham on Carnival
    VIDEO: Chargé d'Affaires Thomas Smitham on Carnival

    Take a look at Chargé d'Affaires Thomas Smitham's perspective on Carnival in video. 

  • Regional CBSI Fact Sheet

    Working together through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), the United States and the nations of the Caribbean are combating the drug trade and other transnational crimes that threaten regional security. This partnership fulfills the commitment to deepen regional security cooperation that President Barack Obama made at the Fifth Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago in April 2009. CBSI is one piece in an integrated effort that includes the other security initiatives in the Hemisphere. The United States, CARICOM member nations, and the Dominican Republic are improving citizen safety throughout the Caribbean by working to: Substaintially reduce illicit trafficking; Increase public safety and security and Promote social justice. 


  • Embassy Closure

    Please note the Embassy will be closed on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 in observance of the local Republic Day public holiday. 
    We re-open on Thursday, September 25, 2014.

  • Apply Now for the Fulbright Scholarship Program 2014/2015
    Fulbright Scholarships to the United States for nationals of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)
    Electronic System for Travel Authorization
    Persons eligible to travel to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program must first register their trip with the Electronic System for Travel Authorization.

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