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Registration & Accreditation Procedure

Thank you for your interest in participating in CARIFESTA XIV.

To begin the Registration process, simply select the area of your involvement from the Menu at the end of this Section, and follow the instructions. The Legend below will assist you in determining which form will be applicable to you / your area of interest.

Please note that, where there are ‘REQUIRED’ fields, they MUST be filled out in order to complete the registration process. Also, bear in mind that your valid passport information is very important (and for some forms, mandatory), so please ensure that you have it on hand before you commence the application.

For members of Country Delegations and Independent Official Groups (local or international), kindly note that the information contained in your applications MUST MATCH the corresponding postings in the respective Master Registration Forms, which are to be completed by your Head of Delegation or Group Leader.

For your travel to Trinidad and Tobago, please consult the links provided hereunder to familiarize yourself with the VISA and Public Health / Vaccination requirements governing your entry into the Country. Should you require a VISA, after the initial submission of your Registration Form, your application for Registration will be filed as “pending” awaiting the provision of your VISA details.

Online Registration

Registration Forms are available on the CARIFESTA XIV website. The Registration Form User Guide shown hereunder will assist you in selecting the form appropriate to your desired participation. Applicants are required to read carefully and follow the instructions provided, to complete the relevant form.

Completed forms must be submitted to the CARIFESTA XIV Secretariat (the Secretariat) by clicking the “SUBMIT” button at the end of each form. Immediately following your submission, an automatic acknowledgement will be emailed to you.

Heads of Delegations and Group Leaders are reminded that the information contained in their respective “Master” Registration Forms MUST MATCH the information submitted by their respective individual members. Mismatched or unmatched information will lead to rejection of application(s) and the generation of queries by the Secretariat.

Each form will be reviewed for completeness, and the Secretariat will communicate with the applicant within two weeks of the receipt of the duly completed application, or by January 31st, whichever is later. The response will either advise of the acceptance of your application or request clarifications and / or additional information.

Clarifications or additional information requested must be returned to the Secretariat within seven (7) days of the date of the request.

Communication of your acceptance will include all relevant details with respect to the collection of your Accreditation package.

Appeals/Disputes

In the event that your application for registration / accreditation is declined, an appeal may be made to the Secretariat for a review of the decision. Such appeal must be submitted within seven (7) days of the date of the notice of refusal. The Secretariat will respond within seven days of the appeal.

Registration Form User Guide

Name of Form Target Respondents
Arts and Craft Registration Form For those interested in displaying or selling various forms of Arts and Craft. These may include: Paintings, Jewelry, metal craft, fabric design, craft etc.
Buyer Registration / Accreditation Form For Trade Buyers interested in engaging various providers of goods and services.
Concessionaire Registration / Accreditation Form For those interested in preparing, displaying and / or selling food and drink items on site.
Delegate / Participant Registration Form For individual members of official country delegations, as sanctioned by their respective Governments. Please note, that this form must be completed by each member of the delegation, selected to participate in any activity or discipline, and must be authorized by the “Head of the Delegation” or an “Authorized Official”, who will also be required to complete the Master Form, as outlined hereunder.
Delegate / Participant Registration Master Form For the attention of the “Head of the Delegation” or otherwise duly “Authorized Official”. The information contained in this form MUST MATCH the information submitted by the respective individual members on their “Delegate / Participant Registration” forms. Please note that a complete match will be required for the registration of the Delegation to be finalized.
Delegate / Participant Travel and Accommodation Master Form For the attention of the “Head of the Delegation” or otherwise duly “Authorized Official”. This form must contain the names of participants, passport and VISA information, arrival and departure information, including flight numbers, dates and times. This is essential for arrangements to be made to facilitate the smooth entry into and departure from Trinidad and Tobago and transportation to and from the various accommodation points and Festival event sites.
Exhibitor/Trade Registration / Accreditation Form For those Trade exhibitors from various companies and industries who desire to showcase and demonstrate their latest products and services, and meet with industry partners and customers. This covers a wide spectrum of business interests.
Independent / Participant Registration Form For persons interested in participating in the Festival, but not as members of official Country delegations. Please note, that this form must be completed by each individual participating in any activity or discipline. If part of a group, this form must be authorized by the “Head of the group” or an “Authorized official”, who will also be required to complete an Independent / Participant Registration Master Form for the entire group.
Independent / Participant Registration Master Form For the attention of the “Head of the Group” or otherwise duly “Authorized Official”. The information contained in this form MUST MATCH the information submitted by the respective individual members on their “Independent / Participant Registration” forms. Please note that a complete match will be required for the registration of the Group and its members to be finalized.
Independent / Participant Travel and Accommodation Master Form For the attention of the “Head of the Group” or otherwise duly “Authorized Official”. This form must contain the names of participants, passport and VISA information, arrival and departure information, including flight numbers, dates and times. This is essential for arrangements to be made to facilitate the smooth entry into and departure from Trinidad and Tobago.
Media Registration / Accreditation Form For all media houses wishing to cover the activities of CARIFESTA XIV.
Symposia submission of Abstracts For persons interested in contributing to the “Symposia” element of CARIFESTA XIV.
The Caribbean Festival of Arts – Carifesta XIV For use by Countries for the purpose of submitting official notification of their participation in CARIFESTA XIV.
Trinidad And Tobago Participant Registration Form For citizens of Trinidad and Tobago wishing to participate in CARIFESTA XIV. If the participant is part of a group, then the form must be authorized by the “Head of the Group” or an “Authorized official”, who will also be required to complete a “Trinidad and Tobago Participant Registration Master Form” for the entire group.
Trinidad and Tobago Participant Registration Master Form For the attention of the “Head of the Group” or otherwise duly “Authorized Official”. The information contained in this form MUST MATCH the information submitted by the respective individual members on their “Trinidad and Tobago Participant Registration” forms. Please note that a complete match will be required for the registration of the Group and its members to be finalized.
Volunteer Application Form For persons wishing to offer their services on a voluntary basis to CARIFESTA XIV.

Click below to view the associated registration fees

If you are having any problems registering online, please contact the following:

CARIFESTA XIV Secretariat
Cor Jerningham Ave and Queen’s Park East, Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago. West Indies.
1 (868) 463-6619
carifesta2019@gmail.com

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