Do you have dreams of migrating to the US? Starting February 1, this year, the US Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago now requires all citizens of Trinidad and Tobago applying for any US immigrant visa to present a computer-generated polymer birth certificate.
This update was made public on the official Twitter page of the Embassy on January 28, 2019, when the US Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago informed the public about the new requirement for US immigrant visas.
The tweet, which had the hashtag, “VisaUpdate” stated that with effect from February 1, 2019, the US Embassy in Port-of-Spain would require applicants of the immigrant visa to present the new green polymer civil documents generated on computers and issued by the Registrar General.
The US Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago also made a post on Facebook in this regard, explaining to the public and informing them that the civil documents in question included the Trinidad and Tobago marriage certificates, birth certificates and death certificates. Older versions of any of the listed documents, according to the post, will no longer be accepted.
The Embassy made it clear to its audience on social media that it was necessary for applicants to update their documents before the date of their immigrant visa interview to avoid getting any delays in the processing of their visa application.
The US Bureau of Consulate Affairs stated that applicants from foreign countries who wish to travel to the United States must first get a visa. The visa must either be a nonimmigrant visa which will grant its holder a temporary stay in America or an immigrant visa which will permit its holder to stay permanently in the country.
The announcement is greeted with mixed responses
The announcement on Facebook drew a lot of mixed responses. While some were happy with the news and expressed their gratitude on the new development, some others were worried about the complicated and tedious process it will take to obtain the latest required documents.
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