Marrying and Sponsoring a Trinidadian Citizen

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Marriage to a Trinidadian Citizen

Every country has its own laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to a Trinidadian citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps.

If you want to bring your Trinidadian spouse or partner to live in Canada, you must then file a sponsorship application for them to become a permanent resident. If they would like to visit you in Canada while their application is in process, they must also apply for a visitor visa. For more information, please see our family sponsorship page and our visitor visa page.


Trinidadian Marriage Basic Requirements

Registration of Marriage

  • Marriage Officers must register marriages immediately after they are solemnized
  • In Trinidad, registration is done at the Registrar General’s Department, POS
  • In Tobago, registration is done at the Registrar General’s Department, Scarborough

Marriage certificates are obtained at the Registrar General’s Departments in Port of Spain, San Fernando, Arima and Scarborough, the fee for a marriage certificate is $25.00

The certificate is issued within 5 working days

Requirements for a marriage certificate

  • Type of Marriage
  • Date of Marriage
  • Date of Marriage
  • Names of Parties
  • Valid ID

The only legal proof of a marriage is the certified copy document from the Registrar General’s Department.


Family Members

If your Trinidadian spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Trinidadian Marriage document application.

If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry a Trinidadian citizen.


List of Trinidadian Consulates in Canada

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Information for Canadians

High Commission of Canada-Port of Spain

3-3A Sweet Briar Road, Maple House
St Clair,Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago

Telephone: 1(868)622-6232
Fax: 1(868)628-2581 E-mail: [email protected] Website:


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The Trinidadian Dollar is the currency of Trinidad and Tobago.


Calling Trinidad and Tobago from Canada

-The exit code for Canada is 011

-The country code for Trinidad is 1

-Dial 011 – 1 – area code – local number

Calling Canada from Trinidad and Tobago


-The country code for Canada is 1

-The international code is 00

– Dial 00 – 1 – area code – local number

Province Code Province  Code
Alberta 403 / 587 (southern Alberta)
587 / 780 (central and northern Alberta)
Nunavut 867
BC 236 / 250 / 778 (majority of BC)
236 / 604 / 778 (Metro Vancouver)
Ontario 226 / 519 (southwestern Ontario)
249 / 705 (northeastern Ontario)
289 / 365 / 905 (Greater Toronto Area)
343 / 613 (eastern Ontario)
416 / 647 (Toronto)
807 (northwestern Ontario)
Manitoba 204 / 431 PEI 782 / 902
New  Brunswick 506 Quebec 418 / 581 (eastern Quebec)
438 / 514 (Montreal)
450 / 579 (Greater Montreal)
819 / 873 (remainder of Quebec)
Newfoundland and Labrador 709 Saskatchewan 306 / 639
Northwest Territories 867 Yukon 867
Nova Scotia 782 / 902


Time difference with Canada

The time zone for Trinidad is UTC/GMT -4

Canadian Time Zone # of Hours
Trinidad is Ahead/Behind
# of Hours
during DST
Pacific (BC, Yukon) +4 hours +3 hours
>Mountain (Alberta, western Nunavut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan) +3 hours +2 hours
Saskatchewan +3 hours +3 hours
>Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario) +2 hours +1 hours
Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec) +1 hours Same
Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec same -1 hour
>Newfoundland -30 mins -1.5 hours



Trinidad and Tobago is a multi-religious nation. The largest religious groups from the top are the Roman Catholics, Hindu, the Anglicans, Muslims, Presbyterians and Methodist who are among the smaller faiths.

Two Afro-Caribbean syncretic faiths, the Shouter or Spiritual Baptists and the Orisha faith (formerly known as Shangos) are among the fastest growing religious groups.

American-style evangelical and fundamentalist churches, usually lumped as “Pentecostal” by most Trinidadians, are also growing at a high rate.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has also expanded its presence in the country since the mid-1980s.

According to the 2000 Census, 29.6% of the total populations were Roman Catholic, 34.3% Protestant (including 8.9% Anglican, 7.8% Pentecostal, 4.5% Seventh-day Adventist, 3.8% Presbyterian or Congregational, 8.2% Baptist, and 1.1% Methodist), 25.6% Hindu, and 6.6% Muslim.

A small number of individuals belong to traditional Caribbean religions with African roots, such as the Spiritual Baptists and the Orisha, constituting 0.1 percent.

The smaller groups were Jehovah’s Witnesses 1.8% and unaffiliated 2.2%. There is also a small, but active, Jewish community on the island.


Christian Denominations

  • Roman Catholic Church
  • Anglican Church of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Presbyterian Church of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Methodist Church of Trinidad and Tobago
  • New Testament Church of God.
  • Church of God of Prophecy
  • Open Bible Standard Churches
  • Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies
  • South Caribbean Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Moravian Church of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Church of the Nazarene
  • Church of God
  • Ethiopian Orthodox Church
  • Stewards Christian Brethren
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)
  • Association of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Afro-Caribbean religious groups

  • Spiritual Baptist
  • Independent Baptist
  • National Evangelical Spiritual Baptist
  • West Indies Spiritual Sacred Order
  • Baptist (Orthodox)
  • Orisha
  • Rastafarian movement
  • Nation of Islam

Hindu Groups

  • Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha
  • Vishwa Hindu Parishad
  • Kabir Panth Association
  • Arya Pratinidhi Sabha
  • Shiva Dharma Sabha
  • Divine Life Society
  • International Society for Krishna Consciousness
  • Hindu Festivals Society of Trinidad and Tobago

Islamic Groups

  • Anjuman Sunnat-ul-Jamaat Association
  • Tackveeyatul Islamic Association
  • Trinidad Muslim League
  • United Islamic Organization of Trinidad and Tobago

Jewish community was a significant number but over time the numbers have gone down.


Honeymoon destinations

Houses adorning Victorian are littered all over this small island. Here are some of them. A walk through these ageless places makes a perfect honeymoon experience.

Queens Park Oval

Queen’s park Oval is famously known as a Mecca for cricket lovers in Trinidad and Tobago. It is located in Port of Spain and is one of the largest cricket grounds in the West Indies with a capacity of more than 25000 spectators. Sports lovers can have a good time here while celebrating their honeymoon.

Central Bank Money Museum

Explore the beautiful art pieces in the twin building of Central Bank Money Museum. Although Trinidad and Tobago are vulnerable to earthquakes, this twin tower makes it earthquake resistant.

Emperor Valley Zoo

The Emperor Valley zoo is located on the Queen’s park Savannah in Port of Spain. Different types of animals, birds and plantations can be seen in this zoo.


One of the oldest constructions in Queen’s Park west is presently the house of Foreign Affairs. It is predominantly a blend of Italian and German architecture and a scenic view for honeymoon.

Juliana Chambers house

This is one of the oldest gingerbread style buildings which is also a multi-storied building on the Edward Street of Port of Spain. Take the pleasure in the aesthetic beauty of old buildings on your romantic trip to Trinidad and Tobago.

Woodford Square

Built in the memory of martyrs who fought for the Island, this Woodford Square was also known as Place of Souls. It is located in the heart of Trinidad City and is surrounded by Frederick Street on the east, Abercromby Street on the west, Knox Street to its North and Hart Street to the South.

Chaguaramas Military History Museum

Sprawled over four acres of land with more than 12,000 feet of indoor display items and memorials – this museum takes back you to some periodical era of Trinidad.


Turtle Beach

All Inclusive Resort is located in Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago with 125 rooms. It has 2 restaurants, 2 bars, and kid’s play zone.


Le Grand Courlan

Located on Stonehaven Bay, Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort provides luxury, elegance and every comfort and convenience to make it an idyllic honeymoon holiday.

Adequate accommodation, magnificent oversized swimming pool with bar and a fabulous blend of local and international cuisine in a choice of restaurants are amongst Le Grand Courlan’s many features.


Grafton Beach Resort

Grafton Beach Resort has 3 restaurants, 3 bars and 106 rooms.

Want to learn more about sponsoring your Trinidadian spouse into Canada?

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Sponsorship Review

Immigroup will review your completed spousal sponsorship application. . Immigroup will make sure you have not made any mistakes on your application or in gathering the documentation of your relationship. We will assess your sponsorship letter and give you peace of mind that you are submitting an application with a very good chance of success. Don’t lose sleep at night worrying about whether you’ve done enough. Call us at 1-866-760-2623 for a review.

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