The High Commission for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Ottawa
The High Commission for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in Ottawa, Canada’s Federal Capital, has the responsibility in Canada for the conduct of the relations between the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the Government of Canada. The High Commission is headed by a High Commissioner who is the official representative of the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to Canada, and is appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister.
The High Commission promotes and protects Trinidad and Tobago’s national and foreign policy interests in Canada, particularly its foreign trade, investment and tourism interests. In this regard, the High Commission is directly responsible to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Port of Spain and, through it, to the Government.
The High Commission also provides services on behalf of the Ministry of National Security and the Registrar General’s Department of the Ministry of Legal Affairs through the provision of application forms and the issuance of visas, statutory documents and notarial services and certificates, such as birth and death certificates. Substantive immigration matters such as the issuance of Passports and the restoration of citizenship are handled at the Consulate General in Toronto.
The High Commission also responds to general information enquiries about Trinidad and Tobago, or refers such inquires to the relevant Ministry or agency in Trinidad and Tobago when more detailed information is required.