Registrar General's Department of Trinidad and Tobago

Registrar General's Department of Trinidad and Tobago The Registrar General's Dept. oversees civil, land & commercial registration in Trinidad & Tobago. We maintain the national archive of births, adoptions, marriages and deaths from 1893; record land titles and maintain a register of companies/businesses.
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NIBTT Signs MOU with Ministry of Legal Affairs
22/04/2014
NIBTT Signs MOU with Ministry of Legal Affairs

NIBTT Signs MOU with Ministry of Legal Affairs

The National Insurance Board of Trinidad and Tobago (NIBTT) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Legal Affairs on Wednesday 26th February 2014.

"We truly believe that when you decentralise, it is for no other purpose than to bring government services to you our ci...
04/02/2014
Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday : newsday.co.tt :

"We truly believe that when you decentralise, it is for no other purpose than to bring government services to you our citizens. Let this today mark in Arima a beginning for Legal Affairs in a different paradigm."

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The Companies Registry participates in the Land Settlement Agency's Outreach Programme on starting a business on Novembe...
26/11/2013

The Companies Registry participates in the Land Settlement Agency's Outreach Programme on starting a business on November 21st at the Brian Lara promenade.

The Companies Registry participates in the Land Settlement Agency's Outreach Programme on starting a business on November 21st at the Brian Lara promenade.

The Registrar General Department routinely conducts guest lectures to tertiary level students and professional organisat...
11/11/2013

The Registrar General Department routinely conducts guest lectures to tertiary level students and professional organisations (e.g ICATT) as part of its outreach programme to sensitise stakeholders on the practices and procedures of its Registries.

Pictured is Deputy Registrar General Mrs. Nicole Moonan-Bhagan with a class of business students at COSTAATT (The College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago) after delivering a lecture on incorporation/registration of Companies and Businesses.

Deputy Registrar General Mrs. Nicole Moonan-Bhagan,  at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment’s  awareness sess...
11/11/2013

Deputy Registrar General Mrs. Nicole Moonan-Bhagan, at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment’s awareness session titled, “Improving the Ease of Doing Business in Trinidad & Tobago”.

Ms. Moonan-Bhagan lectured on the amendments to the Companies Act and the introduction of online registration at the Companies Registry - both of which have contributed significantly to a reduction in the time to register a company/business by facilitating online incorporation/registration and eliminating cumbersome requirements.

05/11/2013

The Public is advised that the Arima office is offering civil registry services only. Companies and Land Registry services are delayed until November 30th.

Registrar General's Department of Trinidad and Tobago
01/11/2013

Registrar General's Department of Trinidad and Tobago

Shubh Divali from the Registrar General's Department. (Pictured is Ms. Renuca Samaroo)

Shubh Divali from the Registrar General's Department. (Pictured is Ms. Renuca Samaroo)
01/11/2013

Shubh Divali from the Registrar General's Department. (Pictured is Ms. Renuca Samaroo)

23/10/2013
The Civil Registry

Services offered at the Civil Registry of the Registrar General's Dept. The video was recorded before the amendments which allowed for 'First Name Insertions' and the 'Electronic Marriage Certificate'.

Senior Legal Officer Ms. Rionne Boyke and Deputy Registrar General, Mrs. Nicole Moonan-Bhagan at the 2013 International ...
22/10/2013

Senior Legal Officer Ms. Rionne Boyke and Deputy Registrar General, Mrs. Nicole Moonan-Bhagan at the 2013 International Land Title Conference in Vancouver, Canada.

10/10/2013

Thank you Camille Toussaint (Senior Assistant Registrar General Ag.), Russel Seebaran (Examiner of Title Ag.) and Jillian Bennie (Cashier) for cashing today at Registration House P.O.S.
Your dedication and loyalty to the Department is appreciated.

The Public is advised that Ground Floor services at REGISTRATION HOUSE P.O.S are suspended for the day to facilitate the...
09/10/2013

The Public is advised that Ground Floor services at REGISTRATION HOUSE P.O.S are suspended for the day to facilitate the ex*****on of pest control activities. Documents cannot be accepted, TODAY ONLY, in the Civil and Land Registries.

Companies Registry services continue as usual on the 1st Floor of the building. Applications for 'First Name Insertions' will continue as usual on the 3rd Floor.

NOTE: All Civil Registry services can be accessed at the Arima and San Fernando Offices and Land & Companies Registry service can be accessed at the San Fernando Office.

Senior Assistant Registrar General, Ms Erica Cummings and Assistant Registrar General (Tobago), Mrs. Tricia McNeil-Beckl...
04/10/2013

Senior Assistant Registrar General, Ms Erica Cummings and Assistant Registrar General (Tobago), Mrs. Tricia McNeil-Beckles represented Trinidad and Tobago at the Secured Transactions Reform Conference in Costa Rica

Senior Assistant Registrar General, Ms Erica Cummings and Assistant Registrar General (Tobago), Mrs. Tricia McNeil-Beckles represented Trinidad and Tobago at the Secured Transactions Reform Conference in Costa Rica

Thank you again to the Supervisors and staff who facilitated the resumption of cash services at the Port-of-Spain office...
04/10/2013

Thank you again to the Supervisors and staff who facilitated the resumption of cash services at the Port-of-Spain office.

Supervisors and staff fill the breach after PSA President, Watson Duke led a walkout by cashiers earlier today.
04/10/2013

Supervisors and staff fill the breach after PSA President, Watson Duke led a walkout by cashiers earlier today.

04/10/2013

Please be advised cash services have resumed at the Port-of-Spain office. Thank you to the supervisors and staff who have facilitated the resumption of service.

On the 10th of September the Registrar General's Department launched and issued the first Electronic Marriage Certificat...
04/10/2013

On the 10th of September the Registrar General's Department launched and issued the first Electronic Marriage Certificate. The first couple to receive the electronic certificate were Marcus Thomas and Jaime Diaz. Making the presentation to the couple were the Honourable Minister, Prakash Ramadhar and Registrar General Karen Bridgewater who was the officiant.

On the 10th of September the Registrar General's Department launched and issued the first Electronic Marriage Certificate. The first couple to receive the electronic certificate were Marcus Thomas and Jaime Diaz. Making the presentation to the couple were the Honourable Minister, Prakash Ramadhar and Registrar General Karen Bridgewater who was the officiant.

01/10/2013

Safe trip to Mrs. Nicole Moonan-Bhagan, Mrs. Camille Toussaint and Ms. Rionne Boyke who leave for Vancouver to represent Trinidad and Tobago at the International Land Title Conference.
And welcome back to Ms. Erica Cummings and Mrs. Tricia McNeil-Beckles from the Secured Transactions Conference held in Costa Rica.

01/10/2013

Responsibility for the Rent Restriction Board has been assigned to the Registrar General's Department. The Rent Restriction Act is currently being reviewed and the public will be apprised of developments, in this regard.

Registrar General, Karen Bridgewater and Deputy Registrar General, Francis Sandy with other members of the legal staff a...
30/09/2013

Registrar General, Karen Bridgewater and Deputy Registrar General, Francis Sandy with other members of the legal staff at the Registrar General's Dept.

Registrar General, Karen Bridgewater and Deputy Registrar General, Francis Sandy with other members of the legal staff at the Registrar General's Dept.

Download and read the profile for the 'Strengthened Information Management at the Registrar General’s Department' projec...
26/09/2013
Strengthened Information Management at the Registrar General¿s Department

Download and read the profile for the 'Strengthened Information Management at the Registrar General’s
Department' project.

The Registrar General's Department is excited to embark on this project which will undoubtedly modernise and improve the way we do business and enable the RGD to bring even greater benefit to the citizenry of Trinidad and Tobago.

The Registrar General¿s Department (RGD) is proposing to undertake a comprehensive exercise to secure and digitize all documents stored in its vault. The objectives of the project are to improve the efficiency of systems for storing, accessing and preserving the legal documents that are currently st...

Rionne Boyke, Senior Legal Officer; Nicole Moonan, Deputy Registrar General Ag., Rachel Buckmire, Research and Policy Of...
26/09/2013

Rionne Boyke, Senior Legal Officer; Nicole Moonan, Deputy Registrar General Ag., Rachel Buckmire, Research and Policy Officer and Youland Robinson, Project Manager at the study tour.

24/09/2013

From 2008 - 2012 the most popular months for marriages and births are:

BIRTHS:
1) January
2) November
3) October

MARRIAGES:
1) August
2) December
3) July

20/09/2013

Marriage stats for the past 6 years:

2013* – 2885*

2012 – 8216

2011 – 8007

2010 – 8076

2009 – 8651

2008 – 8211

See the pattern?
Tomorrow or Monday we'll look deeper into these totals and categorise them by type and month.

20/09/2013
Registrar General's Department of Trinidad and Tobago

Registrar General's Department of Trinidad and Tobago

Any citizen of Trinidad and Tobago who did not have a first name on their birth certificate can now visit the Registrar General's Department and have that name inserted after providing the required documents.

Stats cited by the Honourable Minister of Legal Affairs, Prakash Ramadhar in his contribution to the debate on the Appro...
18/09/2013

Stats cited by the Honourable Minister of Legal Affairs, Prakash Ramadhar in his contribution to the debate on the Appropriation (Financial Year 2014) Bill, 2013:

ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS (Oct 2010 to date)
No. of registrations via this service to date - 50,519

ESTABLISHMENT OF VIRTUAL 'RGD' OFFICES AT DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS (Miami, New York, Toronto and London - May 2012 to date)
No. of persons accessing certificates via these missions - 5,181

ONLINE REGISTRATION OF COMPANIES/BUSINESSES (Oct 2012 to date)
No. of Company/Business names approved online - 635
No. of Companies/Businesses registered online - 278

REGISTRATION OF COMPANIES/BUSINESS (Online and otherwise) FOR 2013
No. of Company/Business names approved - 30000
No. of Companies/Businesses registered - 9775

INSERTIONS OF FIRST NAMES ON BIRTH CERTIFICATES (June 2013 to date)
No. of persons who had names inserted to date - 859

IMPLEMENTATION OF ELECTRONIC MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES (Sept 2013)
No. of persons who received electronic marriage certificates - 893

EXPANSION OF REGISTRY SERVICES AT SAN FERNANDO SUB-OFFICE (August 2012 to date)
No. of companies registry transactions to date - 82962
No. of land registry transactions to date - 18554

Honourable Minister of Legal Affairs, Prakash Ramadhar and Registrar General, Karen Bridgewater present the first batch ...
17/09/2013

Honourable Minister of Legal Affairs, Prakash Ramadhar and Registrar General, Karen Bridgewater present the first batch of birth certificates to Dr Samuel Howard, Bella Rampersad, Cynthia Mclean and Daveannie Singh who were previously the holders of incomplete birth certificates with their names listed as 'boy' or 'girl'.
There remain approximately 300000 citizens who do not have their full names on the birth certificate but the Registrar General now has the authority to insert their full names pursuant to the Amendment of the Births and Deaths Registration Act assented to, by President Anthony Carmona, SC, ORTT, on May 16th 2013.

Honourable Minister of Legal Affairs, Prakash Ramadhar and Registrar General, Karen Bridgewater present the first batch of birth certificates to Dr Samuel Howard, Bella Rampersad, Cynthia Mclean and Daveannie Singh who were previously the holders of incomplete birth certificates with their names listed as 'boy' or 'girl'.
There remain approximately 300000 citizens who do not have their full names on the birth certificate but the Registrar General now has the authority to insert their full names pursuant to the Amendment of the Births and Deaths Registration Act assented to, by President Anthony Carmona, SC, ORTT, on May 16th 2013.

17/09/2013

TEN THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW:

1) Your first birth certificate is free, any subsequent request costs $25

2) All our records are public records. That means, upon the payment of a fee ANY member of the public can view original documents and request certified copies.

3) A birth can be registered at any time during a person's lifetime. However, there is no fee if registration is effected within three months of the birth.

4) Any person who, with intent to defraud or deceive, commits forgery of a certified copy of a birth, marriage and/or death record is liable to imprisonment for 14 years.

5) Birth, marriage and death certificates can also be accessed - by citizens - at the New York, London, Toronto and Miami diplomatic missions.

6) Marriages can be performed at Registration House at a fee of 62.50

7) Marriages can be solemnised by licensed marriage officers only.

8) All companies (including non profits) must file annual returns on the anniversary date of incorporation. Failure to comply attracts a penalty of $300 per month.

9) Companies and businesses can be incorporated/registered online.

10) The Registrar General sits as arbiter in disputes involving the Fire Services Association, Police Services Association and Prison Services Association.

Registrar General now offering new services in Sando
13/09/2013
Registrar General now offering new services in Sando

Registrar General now offering new services in Sando

CEDROS resident Shankar Teelucksingh will no longer have to drive more than 100 kilometres to access services at the Registrar's General Department (RGD) office in Port of Spain.The trip has been cut in half because the services are now available in San Fernando.

13/09/2013

Civil, land and companies registry services are available at the following locations. (The Arima sub-office is expected to be reopened at the end of September):

REGISTRATION HOUSE
72-74 South Quay
Port of Spain
(868) 624-1660

RGD SUB-OFFICE SAN FERNANDO
10 Leotaud Street
San Fernando
(868) 653-4222
(868) 653-8320
(868) 657-7619
(868) 657-6834 [Fax]

RGD SUB-OFFICE ARIMA
Pennywise Building
Devenish St
Arima
(868) 664-5741
(868) 667-1700 [Fax]

RGD TOBAGO
Caroline Building #2
11 Hamilton Street
Scarborough
Tobago
(868) 639-3210

Registrar General, Karen Bridgewater and Deputy Registrar General, Francis Sandy with other members of the legal staff a...
13/09/2013

Registrar General, Karen Bridgewater and Deputy Registrar General, Francis Sandy with other members of the legal staff at the Registrar General's Dept.

Registrar General's Department of Trinidad and Tobago's cover photo
12/09/2013

Registrar General's Department of Trinidad and Tobago's cover photo

The Honourable Minister of Legal Affairs, Prakash Ramadhar at the launch of the Electronic Marriage Certificate. To his ...
12/09/2013

The Honourable Minister of Legal Affairs, Prakash Ramadhar at the launch of the Electronic Marriage Certificate. To his left are Registrar General, Karen Bridgewater, and the newly wed couple, Marcus Thomas and Jaime Diaz.

Address

72-74 South Quay
Port Of Spain

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 15:15
Tuesday 08:30 - 15:15
Wednesday 08:30 - 15:15
Thursday 08:30 - 15:15
Friday 08:30 - 15:15

Telephone

625-3943

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Hello. I authorized someone to apply for my new birth certificate on my behalf. We filled in the online application form, I wrote a letter of authorization and gave them a copy of my passport bio data page. When they went to drop in the documents today they were told that there is a pre-written authorization letter that is only available in hardcopy at Registrar General's offices and sub-offices. Why isn't this also online? Maybe I missed it but I do not see anywhere on the Registrar General's website neither ttconnect that this pre-written letter is needed. Hoping it can be made available online if it isn't already. If it is, I need someone to point it out to me and that would mean it is not clearly showcased on the website. Thank you.
I want to give honest thanks and kudos to the Ms Hoyte Team at the ARIMA office of the Registrar General for their excellent and professional service on Jan-8-2019 in the process of registering my newborn son and generating his birth certificate. From walking into the office to walking out with birth certificate in hand took a mere 45 minutes. I don't mean to insult anyone or any other organization when I say I was very impressed and pleasantly surprised. Thank you again.