Primary and Secondary School Education (Ages 5 - 17)

Equal Place is a temporary intervention helping asylum-seekers, refugees and other eligible children in need (5-17 years) who need support to access accredited education. Starting September 2019, this learning will mainly take place online, with opportunities for in-person support. This intervention is a joint effort offered by UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency, UNICEF and Living Water Community.

You can enroll your child by sending a WhatsApp or text to: +1 (868) 433-1601

Admission to Public Schools in Trinidad and Tobago

Migrant children of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will be admitted into schools in Trinidad and Tobago effective September 2024. This is in compliance with the Immigration (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2024 and applies to Venezuelan nationals under the age of eighteen (18), whose parents registered with the Ministry of National Security (MNS) in 2019 and continue to register annually under the Migrant Registration Framework (MRF).

The registration process for migrant children begins on Tuesday June 25, 2024. Parents are required to visit the Education District Office (Tuesdays and Thursdays only) closest to their place of residence to complete and sign the application form “Application for Admission of Migrants of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela into Schools”.

To complete the process, parents are required to walk with the following documents (the original and one copy):

  1. Minister’s Permit under the MRF and Migrant Registration Card (Children whose parents are not in possession of the Minister’s Permit under the MRF are ineligible to apply for entry into schools);
  2. Certified translation of Birth Certificate of child (free service available);
  3. Immunisation Record of child;
  4. Proof of Address (Letter from landlord with copy of a recent utility bill as verification of address must be presented); and
  5. Passport-sized photo of child.


  • The process highlighted above includes applying for a Student Permit Exemption from the Ministry of National Security.
  • This application does not guarantee placement and is dependent on availability of space at schools.
  • Applications will not be processed unless all the listed documents above are submitted.

Registration locations:

For more information visit the Ministry of Education website.