Over 1,900 T&T Visas issued to Venezuelans
The Ministry of National Security is denying reports that VISA applications by Venezuelan nationals hoping to travel to Trinidad and Tobago have been stopped.
This follows an article in the Trinidad and Tobago Newsday titled "Visas for Venezuelans stopped" which was published on Tuesday. It noted that there has been an interruption in the delivery of visas for Venezuelans causing uncertainty. The report stated that on September 17, information circulated that the T&T embassy in Caracas suspended the process to deliver the entry permit to Venezuelans but said it could not be officially confirmed.
"Contrary to an online article in a daily newspaper today, visa applications by Venezuelan nationals continue to be processed at the Trinidad and Tobago Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela," the Ministry said in a statement.
The implementation of the visa requirement for Venezuelan nationals travelling to Trinidad and Tobago came into effect on June 17, 2019. According to the Ministry, over 1,900 VISAS have been granted up until the beginning of October.
"As at October 04, 2019, one thousand, nine hundred and thirty-two (1,932) visas have been issued to Venezuelan nationals, of which four hundred and three visas (403) were issued at the Trinidad and Tobago Embassy in Caracas."
The Ministry reiterates that Venezuelan nationals wishing to visit Trinidad and Tobago can continue to submit applications for visas at Trinidad and Tobago’s Embassy in Caracas. Visa applications can also be submitted online at firstname.lastname@example.org