Certificate of Character

A Certificate of Character is an official document issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service which states whether a person has any previous convictions recorded against him/her.

A citizen of Trinidad and Tobago or of any foreign country who previously lived in Trinidad and Tobago may apply for a Certificate of Character.

Members of the public are reminded of the following when requesting a Certificate of Character:

  • ALL Certificate of Character applications are to be made online on the TTPS website ONLY, and not at any police stations. Please use the following link to access the Certificate of Character Request Form: https://www.ttps.gov.tt/Services/Certificates/Certificate-of-Character-Request

  • While completing the Certificate of Character Request Form, applicants will be able to choose the date of their appointment and the preferred police station they wish to visit to have their fingerprints taken.

  • Applicants will receive a receipt with a unique tracking number upon submitting the online request.

  • The applicant is responsible for printing their own application forms on legal size paper and bringing it to the police station on the day of their appointment.

  • The Certificate of Character processing fee is TT$50, which is to be paid at the police station on the day of the appointment.

  • After completing their appointments, applicants will then be advised of when they can return to the police station to collect their Certificate of Character.
  • Have their fingerprints recorded at a Police Station in whatever country they reside
  • If the fingerprints are not taken in a Police Station then have fingerprint slip certified by an authorized Notary Public and have the Notary Public's stamp affixed
  • Supply a copy of their passport showing the applicant's photograph, passport number, date of birth and signature
  • Send a money order equivalent to fifty TT dollars (TT$50.00) and the cost of return postage
  • Send by registered mail the above documents to:

Office of the Senior Superintendent
Criminal Investigations Department and Criminal Records Office
Police Headquarters
Cor. St. Vincent and Sackville Streets
Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago
West Indies

(Please send registered mail to the above Office and Address ONLY). 

The Office of the Senior Superintendent CID/CRO shall cause the completed Certificate of Character to be returned to its origin by Registered Mail within three (3) days of receipt.

NB: Any further Clarification please call 627-3761