Venezuelan Re-registration (english)

Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

The Ministry of National Security has extended the Venezuelan Migrant Re-registration Exercise to Friday 9th April, 2021.

The re-registration exercise which began on Monday 8th March, 2021 is ONLY for Venezuelans who were previously registered under the Venezuelan Migrant Registration Framework that concluded on June 14th, 2019.




Please click HERE to download Application “Form 17A” to re-register..

  1. Who can re-register?

    Only Venezuelan nationals who were successfully registered during the Migrant Registration Process in 2019 and received a Registration Card or a Minister’s Permit.

  2. Who is not eligible to re-register?

    Previously registered migrants who have:

    • been prosecuted for criminal offences;
    • criminal records based on information from Interpol;
    • been found to be in breach of the Immigration Act;
    • subsequently had their Registration Card or Minister’s Permit cancelled.

  3. How do I apply?

    Persons are required to:

    • download the Application “Form 17A” HERE;
    • print out and complete the form;
    • place the completed form with the required documents in an envelope;
    • write their full name; Migrant Registration Card or Minister’s Permit number, a local telephone number and email address on the outside of the envelope and;
    • visit one of the drop-off venues to place the envelope in the drop-off box.
    Documents MUST NOT be folded. Each application MUST be in a separate envelope.

  4. When does the re-registration exercise take place?

    It starts on Monday 8th March, 2021 and ends on Friday 9th April, 2021.

  5. Where are the drop-off boxes located?

    Immigration Offices:

    • #135 Henry Street, Port of Spain
    • # 2 Knox Street, San Fernando
    • Agricola Building, Wilson Road Scarborough

  6. What is the drop-off time?

    Monday to Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Closed on Public Holidays)

  7. What are the required documents to re-register?

  • One (1) completed Application “Form 17A”
  • Copy of Migrant Registration Card and/or Minister’s Permit
  • Recent passport size photo (taken with a white background only)
  • Copy of bio-data page of passport/Cedula /UNHCR card

The following documents can also be submitted but are NOT mandatory:

  • Proof of address in Trinidad and Tobago e.g., rent receipt, letter from landlord
  • Job letter (addressed to the Minister of National Security).

  1. Can the Application Form be filled in Spanish?

    No. Forms MUST be filled in English, using block letters. Writing MUST be legible.

  2. Are parents/guardians allowed to register children who were not previously registered?


  3. Are previously registered children, who are now older than 16 years of age, eligible to receive a Registration Card or Minister’s Permit?

    Yes. Children who were 16 years and under when they were registered under the Venezuelan Migrant Registration Framework in 2019 and who are now older than 16 years old will now be eligible to receive a Migrant Registration Card.

  4. What should I do if my Registration Card is lost/stolen or damaged?

• If lost/stolen, the migrant applying to re-register must submit a police report and a Statutory Declaration detailing circumstances in which card was lost/stolen.
• If damaged/mutilated the migrant must submit a Statutory Declaration detailing circumstances in which card was damaged/mutilated.

  1. Will a new Registration Card be automatically granted when I re-register?


  2. When will new Registration Cards be issued?

    Applications will be assessed by the Immigration Division and issued to migrants once approval is granted.

  3. How will I know when my new Registration card is ready to be collected?

    The Immigration Division will contact you to collect and sign for the new Registration Card at the office where the application was dropped-off.

  4. How long will the new Registration Card be valid for?

    Six (6) months, in the first instance.