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International Move to Trinidad and Tobago

Moving to Trinidad and Tobago is a major transition for anyone, and there will be plenty to consider and prepare for before you head across the globe.

The last thing you want to worry about is the logistics of a complicated move, especially when it comes to documentation, Customs regulations and shipping services.Which is why you shouldn't have to worry about it. Instead, let us tackle the tough stuff for you.

International Sea & Air Shipping will make your transition to Trinidad and Tobago as seamless as possible, by providing top-notch shipping services for all of your household goods and much more.We'll be there with you each and every step of your move abroad, from packing and crating your goods, to shipping them overseas and assisting you through the complicated overseas documentation process.

All you need to do is give us a call so we can get started with an on-site estimate. We'll take care of everything else.

Here's how we get the job done:

How International Sea & Air can help for moving to Trinidad and Tobago

trinidadandtobago1To start, one of our trained moving specialists will provide a one-on-one consultation with you, thoroughly outlining your moving options based on certain criteria, such as:
  • Your moving timeline. When do you need to be in Trinidad and Tobago?
  • Your real estate plans. Will you be renting or buying?
  • Your family/household size. Will you be moving alone or with your family? For business or personal reasons?
  • Cubic feet estimate. How large is your shipment?

What Will Moving to Trinidad and Tobago Cost?

trinidadandtobago2 For the most accurate estimate of your total shipment size, you should schedule an in-home survey as early as possible for your move to Trinidad and Tobago.
Don't wait until the last possible moment, contact International Sea & Air Shipping today. You won't regret the decision.

After we hear from you, our moving specialists will assess your belongings to give you the best estimate possible to expedite your relocation.

The cost of moving to Trinidad and Tobago will vary considerably based on the cubic footage of your belongings and your proposed destination arrival time so it's extremely important that you work with an agent so they can give you the most accurate quote.

Ready to start budgeting for your international move?

Give us a call, and don't forget to ask about our overseas packing and custom crating services, too!

About Trinidad and Tobago

trinidadandtobago3 Part of South America, Trinidad and Tobago is a twin island country that lies off the coast of Venezuela and Grenada.
The two main islands are divided up into nine regions and one ward. The largest of these is Sangre Grande, making up 18 percent of the total land area and containing 10 percent of the population. Despite its tropical location, Trinidad and Tobago lies outside of the hurricane belt.

An English-speaking country, Trinidad and Tobago is the third richest country in the Americas by GDP (behind only the United States and Canada) and is recognized as a high-income country.

Can't wait to get started with your overseas relocation to Trinidad and Tobago? First, find out what you'll need to clear Customs.

Customs Regulations for Trinidad and Tobago:


  • Passport
  • Work permit (non-resident)
  • Customs bond
  • Inventory (written in English)
  • Cash deposit
  • Import license
  • Proof of overseas residence (minimum of one year)


  • Customer must be present at time of clearance
  • Shipments must be at customs within two months of customer's arrival
  • All shipments will be inspected at the container examination station

In Trinidad and Tobago, some articles may not be imported in a customer's baggage. These items include, but may not be limited to:

  • Narcotics
  • Pornography
  • Counterfeit items
  • Honey

Some articles may have restricted quantities or require special authorization/ payments of duties and taxes to clear customs in Trinidad and Tobago. These items include, but are not limited to:

  • Medication (appropriately labeled, with prescription or doctor's note in English)
  • Live poultry
  • Marine animals, plants and other creatures as well as parts and products of living marine creatures (coral, turtles, fish, lobsters, etc.)
  • Coconut and any parts or products (coconut seedlings, copra, desiccated coconut, coconut milk, and coconut cream) except coconut oil
  • Unrefined animals, vegetable oils and fats
  • Dangerous chemicals (lead arsenate, thallium, etc.)
  • Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) and equipment requiring such substances (refrigerators, dehumidifiers and parts of this equipment)
  • Local currency,$20,000 and over (needs to be declared)
  • Any foreign currency totaling $5,000 and over (needs to be declared)
  • Weaponry, ammunition, explosives and toy guns (permissible with authorization)

In Trinidad and Tobago, new automobiles are subject to duty, VAT and tax. Other restrictions:

  • Import License and proof of ownership required
  • May not sell or transfer vehicle within a period of two years after importation
  • Customer must have owned vehicle for a minimum of six months prior
  • Customer must have resided abroad for a minimum of five years
  • Invoices required (for proof of age of the vehicle)

When importing a petto Trinidad and Tobago, he or she will need to have the following documentation:

  • Health certificate
  • Proof of valid inoculations


Certain items may be imported duty free if the customer is over 17-years-old. These items include:

  • Used household goods owned for a minimum of one year
    • Receipts and other documents required to show length of ownership
    • New items less than a year old are dutiable (must state age and specific details)
  • 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco
  • 1.5 litres of alcohol
  • Non-commercial gifts and other items for personal use (worth up to $3,000 USD)
  • Declarable items for personal use that will be exported (laptops, DVD players etc.)
    • Declaration of intention to export needs to be made

NOTE - Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers.Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, International sea & air shipping cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance.Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

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Trinidad and Tobago




Motto : Together we aspire, together we achieve
Capital : Port-of-Spain
National Anthem : "Forged from the Love of Liberty"


Location : Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela
Area : Total : 5,128 sq km
Land : 5,128 sq km
Water : N/A
Climate : Tropical; rainy season (June to December)


Nationality : Trinidadian(s), Tobagonian(s)
Population : 1,227,505 (July 2011 est.)
Major Cities : Chaguanas (67,433), Mon Repos (56,380), San Fernando (55,419), PORT-OF-SPAIN (49,031)
Languages : English (official), Caribbean Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), French, Spanish, Chinese


GDP : $27.1 billion (2010 est.)
Exchange Rates : Trinidad and Tobago dollars (TTD) per US dollar - 6.3337 (2010), 6.3099 (2009), 6.2896 (2008), 6.3275 (2007), 6.3107 (2006)


Airports : 6 (2010)
Roadways : Total : 8,320 km
Waterways :
Ports & Terminals : Point Fortin, Point Lisas, Port-of-Spain, Scarborough


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