Does Trinidad Have Dual Citizenship With the U.S.?

By Bobby Gee - Updated October 06, 2017
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There are five avenues through which a person can have dual United States and Trinidad citizenship.

Birth

If you were born in Trinidad and either one of your parents is a U.S. citizen.

Parents

If your U.S. citizenship was through ancestry (either one of your parents is a U.S. citizen).

Voluntary Act

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.

Ancestry

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.

Naturalization

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.

About the Author

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.

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