There are five avenues through which a person can have dual United States and Trinidad citizenship.
If you were born in Trinidad and either one of your parents is a U.S. citizen.
If your U.S. citizenship was through ancestry (either one of your parents is a U.S. citizen).
You voluntarily became a U.S. citizen before July 29, 1988. By doing so, you lost your Trinidad citizenship, but you can apply for restoration of your Trinidad citizenship.
If you acquired your U.S. citizenship after July 28, 1988, and you are a citizen of Trinidad by birth or ancestry, you will not lose your Trinidad citizenship.
If you got your U.S. citizenship after July 28, 1988, but you are a citizen of Trinidad by means other than birth or ancestry you may apply for the restoration of your Trinidad citizenship.
Robert Glessner is a former sportswriter, political writer and sports broadcaster. A published novelist, Glessner's book "Quando Temp Vez" can be purchased on Amazon.com. Currently, he writes for AssociatedContent. Glessner earned his Bachelor of Arts from Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pa.