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#466540 - 06/13/13 07:07 PM self employment work visa
sandyjeff Offline
Hi all. I am getting my documents together for my self employment work visa. I have all I need and will be taking them to San Pedro soon. My question is... What is the cost? The Labour Dept tells me I have to find out from Immigration but I can't find out until I go to hand over the paperwork. I would just like to know before hand. Has anyone gotten the SE work visa lately? Most info on the web is out dated. Any help would be appreciated.

#466561 - 06/13/13 10:38 PM Re: self employment work visa [Re: sandyjeff]
SimonB Offline
I believe it's $1000BZ for Commonwealth citizens and $2000BZ for others.

#466619 - 06/14/13 08:33 PM Re: self employment work visa [Re: SimonB]
sandyjeff Offline
Finally got in touch with immigration today and you are correct on the US fee, it is 2000bz. ouch!

#472585 - 09/16/13 03:07 AM Re: self employment work visa [Re: sandyjeff]
IslandLife4Me Offline
I didn't think a non citizen could work and earn income in the country. That is what everything I read said. I thought the only way around that was to purchase property and start your own business after you had lived in Belize for over a year and approved citizen. Are you saying that if I wanted to move to Belize and start a business all at once I would just apply for a work visa or is self employment visa something that is paid for by anybody that is self employed?

#472586 - 09/16/13 03:15 AM Re: self employment work visa [Re: sandyjeff]
Noelle Offline
You have to be a permanent resident for 5 years before you can apply for citizenship. You can apply for PR after being continuously in the country for 1 year.

#472588 - 09/16/13 04:13 AM Re: self employment work visa [Re: sandyjeff]
IslandLife4Me Offline
Thanks Noelle! I re read that and see where i got it confused. Does this mean that we wouldn't be able to earn income by working for somebody, but If we purchase a business and home there and move, would we still be able to earn income from our own business?


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