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All About the Belize Visa
Travelling to the Central American nation of Belize?
This country which was formerly known as British Honduras has many stunning sights to delight tourists. From the Mayan ruins of the Xunantunich temple to the picture-perfect beaches of the Placencia Peninsula.
With loads of exciting activities to do like scuba diving and snorkelling, it is an adventurers paradise.
Unfortunately, there is currently no Belize eVisa available. This means that if you require travel authorisation, you will need to apply for your paperwork via the embassy. This applies to citizens of India for example.
The good news, however, is that citizens of just over 100 countries and territories can enter the country visa-free! We’re pleased to say this includes those holding passports from the United States, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
The amount of time you are permitted to stay depends on your nationality. Extensions can be made via the Immigration Department if you want to spend longer enjoying the Caribbean Sea shorelines.
Although many nationalities don’t require travel authorisation to visit this destination, entry requirements stipulate that visitors must hold a passport with at least 3 months validity. Visitors to this country must also have a return ticket and sufficient funds to cover their intended stay.
Discover more about the entry requirements and what documents and information you need to get your travel authorisation below!
Belize Visa Application Process
Those requiring travel authorisation to enter this Caribbean country must apply at their closest Belizean diplomatic or consular mission.
To do this, you must be in possession of a valid passport that is valid for 6 months. Your passport must be in good condition with no tears or similar damage.
You will need to fill in the visa application form, submit some supporting documents and pay the corresponding fee (more details of this in the section below).
If you or your sponsor are already in the country, your application can be submitted at the Belmopan Headquarters Office.
This is located at the following address:
Mountain View Boulevard
Tel: + (501) 822-3860 | + (501) 822-0284
If you are a Central American National, you can apply at any of the country’s Immigration Offices.
For those applying from abroad, the process is as follows:
- Make an appointment at the consulate.
- Attend your appointment and submit original and copies of all required documents. The applicant’s signature must be consistent with the signature on the passport.
Please note that documents in languages other than English must be translated by an official party and signed. Translation of documents for Chinese and Taiwanese Nationals must be authenticated at the Regional Language Centre at the University of Belize.
- Provided that everything is in order, once your documents have been processed and you’ve paid the associated fee, your approved visa will be stamped into your passport.
Belize Visa Requirements and Eligibility
Below you can find the list of countries that are exempt from requiring a visa to visit Belize.
Please note, the length of time you are permitted to stay varies depending on your nationality. We have indicated these variations below.
All European Union citizens
Antigua and Barbuda
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
The majority of these nationalities can enter Belize for up to 30 days without a visa, however, citizens of some countries can stay for longer without requiring travel authorisation.
Citizens of these countries can stay for up to 90 days:
- Argentina, Brazil, Israel, Japan, Turkey.
And nationals of the United States can stay for up to 180 days visa-free.
The 30-day exemption also applies to travellers who hold any of the following:
- A valid multiple entry visa or Permanent Residence Card from the United States.
- A valid multiple entry Schengen visa.
- A valid multiple entry visa or Permanent Residence Card from Canada.
You must also have enough funds to cover your stay. The stipulated amount is 75 USD per day. Travellers must also be able to show officials documentation for their onward journey.
If you are not from one of the countries listed above, you must apply for a consulate tourist visa if you are travelling on holiday, temporarily carrying out business or trade or looking into the possibility of settling here. Once you are in the country you can then apply for a work permit.
Belize Visa Form and Documents
The form that you will need to fill in to apply for your travel authorisation at the consulate contains the following sections:
- First name(s)
- Last name(s)
- Full name at birth if different
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- If you hold any other nationalities
- Marital status
- Full name of spouse (if relevant)
- Current passport number
- Date of issue
- Expiry date
- Country of issue
- Do you hold a passport from another country? (If yes, you will need to specify its number, dates and issuing country)
- Residential address
- Street address
- Contact number
- Email address
If you have children, you will also need to provide some information about them (regardless of whether they are travelling with you).
- First name(s)
- Last name(s)
- Date of birth
- Passport number
- Are they travelling with you? Y/N
- What type of visa you are applying for (Single or Multiple Entry)
- Intended date of travel
- How long do you intend to stay in the country
- Purpose of your visit (tourist, business, official, transit, student, employment, family reunification).
- Details of trip
- Address in Belize – street, district, city/town/village and a contact name and telephone number
- Current employment status (employed, self-employed, unemployed, retired, student).
- You will also have to indicate if you have ever worked for the armed forces (including the national service) or for security (including the police and private security).
- Have you travelled to the country in the last 10 years
- Have you ever been denied a visa to any country including Belize? If yes, provide details
- Have you been refused entry on arrival to Belize in the last 10 years?
- Have you ever been deported, removed, or otherwise required to leave any country, including Belize in the last 10 years?
- Have you ever been charged in any country with a criminal offence for which you have not yet been tried in court? If yes, provide details
- Have you ever been involved in or suspected of involvement in war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, financial or cybercrime?
- Have you ever been involved, suspected or encouraged terrorist activities in any country?
As well as your passport, you will also require some supporting documents:
- Flight itinerary
- Proof of sufficient funds for your stay.
- Evidence of your onward travel
Belize Visa Status Check
As you apply for your paperwork via the government website you will also need to check with them regarding the status of your application.
To do this you should contact the consulate with your visa application number as you will need to quote this in order to check the status.
How Much Is a Belize Visa?
Most nationalities are charged approximately 100 USD for a Single Entry travel pass (equivalent to 200 Belize Dollars- BZD)
This travel authorisation is valid for 6 months.
Nationals of the People’s Republic of China must pay approximately 1490 USD for a Single Entry pass (3000 BZD).
Nationals of Burma, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka or Thailand are charged approximately 370 USD ( 750 Belize dollars).
Remember these fees do not apply if you are a Permanent Resident of the US or hold a Visitor Visa issued by the United States.
It is important to note that some nationals will also have to pay a repatriation fee. Check with the embassy to see if this applies to you.
Travellers who are already in the country may be eligible to get a Multiple Entry visa if they already hold a temporary resident permit in Belize. Multiple Entry passes are valid for 12 months.
How Do I Get a Belize Work Visa?
If you intend to work in Belize, you must already be residing in the country and should apply for a Temporary Employment Permit
Your application can be submitted at any Labour Department Office. In order to submit a Temporary Employment Permit application to the Labour Department, you must be in possession of a valid passport and a valid Belize travel visa.
If you are employed, your employer must submit the application on your behalf. If you are self-employed, you must submit it yourself. Temporary Employment Permits are issued either for 1 week or less, 1 crop season, or 1 year. The Labour Department will call you to inform you of the status of your application.
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