Continues Suspension of Services by the Work Permit Secretariat and the Citizenship and Residency Unit

Port of Spain: The Ministry of National Security wishes to advise that services provided by its Work Permit Secretariat and its Citizenship and Residency Unit located at Temple Court 2, 52-60 Abercromby Street, Port of Spain remain suspended to the general public until July 18, 2021 as part of Government’s precautionary measures aimed at mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

During this period, queries to the Work Permit Secretariat will continue to be addressed via email to Persons applying for a Minister’s Permit will now have to submit their requests via Form 17A, which is accessible on the Ministry of National Security website (Applications/ Work Permit page) at Completed forms are to be submitted via a drop box located in the lobby of Temple Court 2.

Persons can continue to communicate with the Citizenship and Residency Unit with respect to rescheduling or making appointments or with queries via telephone number (868) 623-2441-5, Extensions 13033 or 13044, Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or via email at

In-person appointments with the Trinidad and Tobago Immigration Division continue to be regulated for the same period. General queries can be directed via email to while passport-related queries can be sent to 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        July 05, 2021


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