Frequently Asked Questions

For information on the procedure to apply for permanent residence, visit Residence. The process is managed by the Citizenship and Residency Unit located at the Ministry of National Security, General Administration Building, Temple Court 2, 52-60 Abercromby Street, Port of Spain. Contact information: Telephone PBX: 623-2441-5, Exts. 13037, 13038, 13042, or 13045
Email address: sarjoonsingh@mns.gov.tt

All vacancies and recruitment drives within the Ministry of National Security are publicly advertised via the daily newspapers and the Ministry’s social media platforms when they become available, and each job vacancy would have its own specific requirements and application deadlines. Visit the Ministry’s website Careers page, or Facebook page to monitor for future vacancy postings. Recruitment for the Defence and Protective Services are managed by the respective organizations.

Persons can report a crime to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service through any of the following:

  • Call 999
  • Download the TTPS “See Something, Say Something” App and make a report there
  • Submit a report online, on the TTPS website, via  Report A Crime
  • Visit any police station in Trinidad and Tobago

Persons can make a request for a Certificate of Character via the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service’s website:  Certificate of Character

Citizens of Trinidad and Tobago who have been convicted of an offence and wish to apply for a Presidential Pardon under Section 87 of the Constitution of Trinidad and Tobago, can visit Presidential Pardon for information on how to make an application. Email address: ACPP@mns.gov.tt

In order to request a lift on a Deportation Order, the person will be required to write a formal letter of request. Only when the order is lifted can the person re-enter Trinidad and Tobago, in the future. The applicant will need to submit a hard-copy, signed, detailed letter explaining the situation that caused the deportation (reason, dates of detention, departure, current contact details, etc.).

The request letter should be addressed to:

The Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P.
Minister of National Security
Ministry of National Security
31-33 Abercromby Street
Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago