In order to encourage the free movement of CARICOM nationals, a ‘The Certificate of Recognition of Caribbean Community Skills Qualification’ may be obtained from the relevant authority in a jurisdiction that is a part of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy.

Who can apply for the CARICOM Skills Certificate of Recognition?

Under the free movement clause of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), skilled persons are entitled to move and work freely throughout the region.

These include university graduates, media practitioners, artistes, musicians and sportspersons. Persons who are applying for their Skills Certificates must provide a Police Certificate of Character from all the countries in which they have lived for more than three months.

Where can I apply for the Certificate of Recognition?

The CARICOM Skills Certificate can be obtained from the designated Ministry in the home country.


  1. Antigua and Barbuda
  2. Barbados
  3. Belize
  4. Dominica
  5. Grenada
  6. Guyana
  7. Jamaica
  8. St. Kitts and Nevis
  9. Saint Lucia
  10. St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  11. Suriname
  12. Trinidad and Tobago.


What documentation is required when applying?

Click to Download the Application Form with Details attached. Please follow and provide the necessary information where applicable. Updated October 16th, 2012.

How long is the application process?

The Committee that reviews the application meets once per month. If the application is approved, the Certificate is issued. It takes approximately 6 – 8 weeks for the application to be processed.

How long will the Certificate be valid?

The Certificate of Recognition of CARICOM Skills Qualification should facilitate entry into another Member State. You will be granted entry for six months if you enter a Member State with a Certificate issued by your home country or a Member State other than the receiving country.

During this period your qualifications will be reviewed by the receiving country and once that Member State is satisfied that you have met the qualifications, you will be granted indefinite entry.

Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT) –

Are there any fees?

There are no fees for the application or issue of the Certificate.

Where to get more information?

For more information or assistance, please contact:

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Related Services:

Authentication (Legalization) of Documents