Saturday 18 January, 2020

US Embassy no longer accepting old $100 notes after Friday

[iStock.com/redtea]

[iStock.com/redtea]

The U.S. Embassy Port of Spain says it will no longer accept the old $100TT bills after Friday 13 December, 2019.

In a statement, the Embassy said it will only accept the new $100TT polymer note for in-person cash payments for consular services, including passport and other services for U.S. citizens; non-immigrant visa reciprocity and petition-based application fees; and immigrant visa fees. 

The U.S. Embassy encouraged applicants to consider paying fees via credit card during the transition period to the new polymer notes.

This notice does not pertain to the payment of the $160 non-immigrant visa application fee, which must be paid at a Scotia Bank location prior to the visa interview.  The Embassy issued a reminder that it does not accept online payments for this fee.

Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: