Trinidad and Tobago Immigration Division launch e-Payment Portal

First Atlantic Commerce processes all credit card transactions for The Immigration Division of Trinidad and Tobago’s new e-Payment Portal

Trinidad and Tobago and Bermuda. May 8, 2024 The Ministry of National Security – Immigration Division of Trinidad and Tobago has launched its e-Payment Portal for e-visa and Student Permit applications. This solution brings the power and convenience of online applications and payments to its customers with additional capabilities to allow for the following:

  • Payment is made through an online mechanism (using a credit card).
  • Acknowledgment of the Visa application in real-time.
  • Ability to track the application status.
  • The online issuance of e-visas and e-student Permits.

Launching the platform with these two services marks the beginning of the Division’s tangible commitment to ensuring greater ease of doing business for the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, its diaspora, and global customers.

The new e-Payment Portal took effect in March, 2024, to allow persons applying for Student Permits and Visas for entry into Trinidad and Tobago.

As a longstanding partner of the Immigration Division of Trinidad and Tobago, First Atlantic Commerce (FAC) Team Lead—Customer Success Vivian Curtis commended the development, saying, “We are excited to be working with Trinidad and Tobago’s Immigration Division. This development combines the Immigration Division’s leadership in digitalisation and commerce with our payments’ expertise and goal of driving fintech.”

Chief Executive Office of the Trinidad and Tobago International Financial Centre (TTIFC), John Outridge, further stated, “TTIFC applauds the Immigration Division on the launch of their e-Portal. This innovative solution aligns perfectly with TTIFC’s vision of fostering a technologically advanced and efficient business environment. We are confident this initiative will enhance the customer experience and contribute to a more streamlined immigration process.”

FAC, a Bermuda-based company and the premier Caribbean and Central American payment gateway, has been a long-standing partner of the Immigration Division of Trinidad and Tobago, offering a feature-rich payment gateway that delivers customized and flexible online credit and debit card processing to merchants across the Caribbean and Central America. The company also provides risk mitigation solutions including 3DS2 services, and Kount, a one stop fraud control system, to its merchants, banks and other gateways. FAC processes all credit and debit card transactions for the new platform.

About First Atlantic Commerce

First Atlantic Commerce (FAC) is a leading global, online payment solutions provider that specializes in the Caribbean.  FAC is headquartered in Bermuda and was established in 1998 to create secure card-based payment solutions for online businesses.  FAC provides merchants with multi-currency payment solutions, tokenization services and PCI validated Point to Point Encryption solutions.  As well, FAC provides merchants and banks with fraud management services including AVS-only, CVV, 3-D Secure™ and Kount’s fraud control system, in multiple jurisdictions across the Latin American Caribbean Region (Central America, the Caribbean and Bermuda). 

About The Trinidad and Tobago International Finance Centre

The TTIFC is the state agency charged with the development of the Financial Services Sector. It is the lead Agency under the Ministry of Finance for Government’s digitalisation initiatives in the Financial Services Sector. TTIFC is led by a team that is committed to transforming Trinidad and Tobago’s digital payments landscape, increasing financial inclusion and nurturing FinTech Innovation.