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Apostille information in Trinidad and Tobago

Designated competent authority(ies) to issue an apostille in Trinidad and Tobago:

1. the Registrar General (in Port of Spain)
2. the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education
3. the Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Enterprise Development, Foreign Affairs and Tourism

Each Competent Authority may delegate his function to a deputy or deputies as circumstances warrant.


What is the Apostille Stamp?

An Apostille Stamp is used for international verification of the signature on your document/s.

Documents legalized abroad, to be used in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago cannot be authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs .

The document should bear the Apostille stamp of the country from which it emanated and will be recognized by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

An Apostille consists of the following:

  • Name of the country from which the document emanates.
  • Name of the person signing the document.
  • The capacity in which the person signing the document has acted.
  • Place of certification.
  • Date of certification.
  • The authority issuing the certificate.
  • Number of certificate.
  • Seal or stamp of authority issuing certificate.
  • Signature of authority issuing the certificate.

For what documents can I request an Apostille?

You can request an Apostille on most official Trinidad and Tobago documents created by or signed by an official of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Documents.

How long does authentication take?

The authentication process takes two working days.  In an emergency, however, your document can be prepared upon receipt and returned to you during the same business day.


Do you need help processing an apostille for a document issued in Trinidad and Tobago?

Here you will find a list of recommended apostille service providers in Trinidad and Tobago.

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