The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago (AMCHAM T&T), is commending the government and the relevant ministries for the introduction of the new automated border control system at the Piarco International Airport.
"We believe this is a step in the right direction as we move towards the digital transformation of the T&T economy," AMCHAM T&T said in a statement issued Tuesday.
In November 2017, AMCHAM T&T made a call for installing self-service kiosks after incoming passengers experienced long hours of waiting at the airport.
The Ministry of National Security is advising members of the public that the Trinidad and Tobago Immigration Division has operationalised a new call centre for the booking of passport appointments.
A statement by the ministry says that nationals seeking an appointment for a new Machine Readable Passport or for a renewal are asked to call (868) 225-4664, callers will be prompted to select option “2” when the call connects.
Citizens 60 years and older are no longer required to pay a fee for the renewal of their passports, effective today.
The following is a statement from the Ministry of National Security on the matter:
"The Ministry of National Security Immigration Division wishes to inform that effective today, June 1, 2016, citizens of Trinidad and Tobago who are sixty (60) years and over will be exempted from paying the application fee of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00) for a Trinidad and Tobago Passport.
The Ministry of National Security’s Immigration Division is advising that, effective Tuesday 24 November 2015,all citizens of Trinidad and Tobago must be in possession of a Machine Readable Passport (MRP) when travelling to a foreign country.
This is in keeping with the timeline and standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for international travel.