Claims that T&T citizens no longer require US visas, are false

Date: 
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 14:45

The United States Embassy is denying any truth to claims circulating on social media, that Trinidad and Tobago nationals no longer need visas to travel to the US.

The post began circulating a few days ago.

The Embassy says the requirement for a visa still exists for T&T nationals.

The following is a statement by the US Embassy on the topic.

"The U.S. Embassy would like to remind travelers using Trinidad and Tobago passports, wishing to visit the United States, of the continued requirement of a valid visa. Please visit our website at tt.usembassy.gov for official information regarding application instructions and requirements.

Recent reports on social media advising that the Department of State has placed Trinidad and Tobago on the Visa Waiver Program are inaccurate. Citizens of Trinidad and Tobago are required to possess a valid visa to enter the U.S.

We take this opportunity to remind applicants to exercise caution with their personal information and to refrain from paying anyone who promises to process their ‘visa’ or to expedite the application process.

More detailed information about the overall visa application process is available online at: http://trinidadandtobago.usvisa-info.com or via the telephone service at: 868-224-3099. Telephone hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday to Friday."

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