I have posted this question on another message board and have not been too successful in getting an answer, so I'm hoping that you people who have moved and are now living in Belize can help with your experiences and advice.
Lan Sluder recently posted on another forum message board, the current costs for imigrating to Belize as a permanent resident. From what I understand, there is a need to live in Belize for a year (leaving the country for a maximum of 14 days within that year) I believe we would need to stay the year before we could even apply for residency. I also understand that a work permit can be applied for before the year is up(?) When applying for a work permit, I assume you need to identify what sort of work you plan on doing? And what if you get a work permit and then want to change the type of work you are doing. For example - get a work permit for a bed and breakfast operation, then maybe you want to start a manufacturing business in a year of two, how does the work permit affect such a change? Am I making this more complicated than need be?
I think we understand most of the residency requirements - but here is another scenario. My husband & I are
considering a move to Belize. We plan on spending a year there to 'test the water' and hopefully get a good feel for life there. We plan on moving about the country a couple times as there are a number of areas that we are interested in checking out before we make a final choice on where to live permanently.
My question is, if we stay for the year, then come back home to clean up moving etc., have we met the permanent residency requirement, as they stand now? Do we have to remain in the country to apply for permanent residency while waiting for approval? or can we make application including work permits etc and await approvals while in our home country?
Thanks for all of your comments and suggestions