Belize Visa and Passport Requirements
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To enter Belize, a passport valid for three months beyond the intended length of stay is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.
All travellers are required to show evidence of sufficient funds (see below) and proof of return or onward ticket at the point of entry.
Not required by all nationals referred to in the chart above and nationals of their overseas territories for stays of up to 30 days.
Visas obtained on entry are valid for up to 30 days. Single-entry visas are valid for three months from the date of issue.
There is no transit visa for nationals in the above chart. If you are in transit you should not leave the airport, as you will then be liable to the departure tax. If you are staying for fewer than seven days you can get an In Transit stamp and your exit fee will be reduced.
For nationalities that require a visa, applications should be made to your nearest Belize embassy or high commission. You must show your travel itinerary and accommodation booking confirmation.
If you wish to stay longer than a tourist visa and extension affords, you can apply to your local Belize embassy/high commission for a Temporary Employment Permit or a Special Permit in advance. Be aware that to gain this kind of permit you must have employment in Belize.
Most visas are issued the next working day after the application is submitted. Some applications may require authorisation from the Director of Immigration and the Nationality Services in Belize; this will take up to four weeks.
Theoretically, everyone is required to prove they have sufficient funds to cover their stay, which you can demonstrate with bank statements. In practice, you’ll almost never be asked.
Nationals stated in the above chart are able to extend their stay by 30 days at any immigration office in the country.
Adults travelling with children who are not legally their own must have a letter of consent from the children’s parents. Children under 18 travelling with only one parent require the written consent of the other parent. Children under 18 travelling alone must have a passport and letter of parental consent.