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#208341 - 01/09/02 04:52 PM Marrying a Belizean
IslandinParadise Offline
This is a question just for my general knowledge. I was wondering how things like residency and work permits change for an American when he/she marries a Belizean. I know that generally when a foreigner moves down to Belize they must live there for a year before obtaining residency and 6 months before getting a work permit. Does this change at all when marrying a Belizean? Plus, how are Americans accepted into the community once they marry a Belizean? Hope someone out there can help and thanks in advance. Melissa

#208342 - 01/10/02 03:53 AM Re: Marrying a Belizean
Sandshaker Offline
You will still have to have a work permit...I didn't have to wait 6 months to get it.
Not sure if they still have the dependents visa...it was $75 BZ for one year.

I never noticed any attitudes from the locals for being American. Belize is a melting pot for sure....and everyone seems to live in harmony regardless of your origin.

[This message has been edited by Sandshaker (edited 01-10-2002).]

#208343 - 01/10/02 08:34 PM Re: Marrying a Belizean
rickcheri Offline
Heck, i'll marry one!! Kidding Rick!!!! Love you!!!!!!! How about a switch? We go there and a couple from there come here??? They can even have our jobs!!! LOL Coconut

#208344 - 01/10/02 09:32 PM Re: Marrying a Belizean
IslandinParadise Offline
Thats a pretty good idea-I'm sure you could find someone to take you up on that-lol. Who can resist the men down there-most of them cute and nice. Melissa

#208345 - 01/10/02 09:54 PM Re: Marrying a Belizean
Sandshaker Offline
Who can?....I can!

Careful Melissa....don't let cute and nice lure you.
Make sure you pick someone that can carry on a conversation....preferably on your level and about things you are interested in.
Make sure he can read and write...a lot of the guys don't....they just wing it.
And most of all....make sure he knows what the words WORK and JOB mean!!!!!

Been there done that...so I speak from experience.

If they ask for a drink, a cigarette or a meal within the first 2 hours after you've met them.....RUN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

Cute and nice ain't cute and nice for too long when you are the only one paying for things.

[This message has been edited by Sandshaker (edited 01-10-2002).]

#208346 - 01/10/02 10:04 PM Re: Marrying a Belizean
seashell Offline
LOL, that's too funny Sandshaker!!

What I like to do, is when they ask me to buy them a drink, I say, "Didn't you mean to say, you'd like to buy *me* a drink?" They melt away pretty fast.
A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

#208347 - 01/11/02 12:04 AM Re: Marrying a Belizean
ojackieo Offline
I was just wondering who you were planning on marrying. Email me and I will give you the scoop on my Belizean love affair. I hope it is not who I am thinking. But I think I may be right.
Jackie-remember 08/2001

#208348 - 01/11/02 08:46 AM Re: Marrying a Belizean
Sandshaker Offline
LOL @ Seashell.....Good one!....works everytime too, huh?.....hahahaha

Ojackieo..I see you've been there and done that too.....LOL....sucks don't it?

Seashell....I got tired of even talking to them....I resorted to just rolling my eyes and giving them an "eat sh*t look"....LOL
That works real good too.....they know they ain't impressing you....LOL

#208349 - 01/11/02 09:57 AM Re: Marrying a Belizean
ojackieo Offline
Been there and done that in a big way. I learned a very very expensive lesson. But you live and learn. There is a first time for everything. Now I know that will be my last time. Some are very good scam artists, but I am not saying that each case is the same. I am just saying that I know from my experience. I am afraid to even go back, but I will at some time in my life.

#208350 - 01/11/02 10:32 AM Re: Marrying a Belizean
IslandinParadise Offline
I thought this might happen and thats why I almost didn't write this post. I have no intention of marrying someone down there-and even if I did I wouldn't start thinking about it for a long time. While I was down there over Christmas I noticed quite a few Belizean men w/American women and I was just wondering about it. Yes, there is someone down there that I keep in touch with but marriage-not right now. But thanks for the warnings anyway guys. Melissa

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