International Move To Trinidad and Tobago

Moving to Trinidad and Tobago from USA

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Part of South America, Trinidad and Tobago is a twin island country that lies off the coast of Venezuela and Grenada.

The two main islands are divided up into nine regions and one ward. The largest of these is Sangre Grande, making up 18 percent of the total land area and containing 10 percent of the population. Despite its tropical location, Trinidad and Tobago lies outside of the hurricane belt.

An English-speaking country, Trinidad and Tobago is the third richest country in the Americas by GDP (behind only the United States and Canada) and is recognized as a high-income country.

Customs Regulations for Trinidad and Tobago

  • Passport
  • Work permit (non-resident)
  • Customs bond
  • Inventory (written in English)
  • Cash deposit
  • Import license
  • Proof of overseas residence (minimum of one year)
  • Customer must be present at time of clearance
  • Shipments must be at customs within two months of customer’s arrival
  • All shipments will be inspected at the container examination station

In Trinidad and Tobago, some articles may not be imported in a customer’s baggage. These items include, but may not be limited to:

  • Narcotics
  • Pornography
  • Counterfeit items
  • Honey

Some articles may have restricted quantities or require special authorization/ payments of duties and taxes to clear customs in Trinidad and Tobago. These items include, but are not limited to:

  • Medication (appropriately labeled, with prescription or doctor’s note in English)
  • Live poultry
  • Marine animals, plants and other creatures as well as parts and products of living marine creatures (coral, turtles, fish, lobsters, etc.)
  • Coconut and any parts or products (coconut seedlings, copra, desiccated coconut, coconut milk, and coconut cream) except coconut oil
  • Unrefined animals, vegetable oils and fats
  • Dangerous chemicals (lead arsenate, thallium, etc.)
  • Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) and equipment requiring such substances (refrigerators, dehumidifiers and parts of this equipment)
  • Local currency,$20,000 and over (needs to be declared)
  • Any foreign currency totaling $5,000 and over (needs to be declared)
  • Weaponry, ammunition, explosives and toy guns (permissible with authorization)

In Trinidad and Tobago, new automobiles are subject to duty, VAT and tax. Other restrictions:

  • Import License and proof of ownership required
  • May not sell or transfer vehicle within a period of two years after importation
  • Customer must have owned vehicle for a minimum of six months prior
  • Customer must have resided abroad for a minimum of five years
  • Invoices required (for proof of age of the vehicle)

When importing a petto Trinidad and Tobago, he or she will need to have the following documentation:

  • Health certificate
  • Proof of valid inoculations

Certain items may be imported duty free if the customer is over 17-years-old. These items include:

  • Used household goods owned for a minimum of one year
    • Receipts and other documents required to show length of ownership
    • New items less than a year old are dutiable (must state age and specific details)
  • 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco
  • 1.5 litres of alcohol
  • Non-commercial gifts and other items for personal use (worth up to $3,000 USD)
  • Declarable items for personal use that will be exported (laptops, DVD players etc.)
    • Declaration of intention to export needs to be made

Important information for moving to Trinidad and Tobago from the USA

Relocating to Trinidad and Tobago from the USA can be an exciting new adventure! The island nation is known for its beautiful beaches, rich culture, and vibrant people. The process of relocating can be complex, but there are resources available to help make it smoother.

Some of the things to consider when relocating to Trinidad and Tobago include obtaining the necessary visas, finding housing, and adjusting to new laws and customs. It can also be helpful to research the cost of living on the island and the local economy.

Let us discuss these important pointers in detail, which will help you in your move to Trinidad and Tobago from the USA.

Visa & residency permits for moving to Trinidad and Tobago from the USA

When you are moving to Trinidad and Tobago from the USA you will have to obtain proper documents like visa and residency permits.

A visa for moving to Trinidad and Tobago from the USA can be obtained from the Ministry of Immigration and National Security. One must first apply for a Trinidad and Tobago National Identification Number (ETN). Eligible applicants may then apply for Trinidad and Tobago citizenship, or for a non-citizen permit for permanent residence if they are not a citizen of this Caribbean nation. The process may take several months, and applicants must provide a variety of documents, including proof of financial means and a pre-arrival address in Trinidad and Tobago.

The exact requirements may vary depending on the individual’s circumstances, duration of stay and the purpose of visit.

Housing in Trinidad and Tobago

Cost of living in Trinidad and Tobago

Things to expect when you move to Trinidad and Tobago from the USA

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