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#503993 - 05/05/15 10:05 PM need to getaway
KYitalianGal Offline
Please can anyone tell me the easiest way to relocate to Belize from kentucky

#503996 - 05/05/15 10:57 PM Re: need to getaway [Re: KYitalianGal]
Shyboy Offline
Airplane................ Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Seriously; that is MANY questions posed as one. Ask some specific ones and, I'm sure, you will get answers.
A little known fact... Women who are overweight tend to live longer than men who mention it...

#504011 - 05/06/15 11:24 AM Re: need to getaway [Re: KYitalianGal]
Diane Campbell Offline
Pick a location you like.
Buy or rent a place to live.
Move down with minimal baggage, and funds sufficient for a comfortable year getting settled.
Put your stuff in the US in storage for a year, after which you take a look at it again and see what you really want or need in Belize.

#504668 - 05/28/15 10:56 PM Re: need to getaway [Re: KYitalianGal]
realmaria Offline
I am so happy to read KYitaliangal's post. I am so tired of the rat race, I am seriously considering the same.
It sounds like a no brainer to me. I am glad to have found this site. I'm about 5 minutes old to it.
"Stay at the center of the circle and let all things take their course." ~ Tao Te Ching

#504672 - 05/29/15 02:07 AM Re: need to getaway [Re: KYitalianGal]
ScubaLdy Offline
Heed Diane's advice - try it for one year before making a total commitment. This country/island is not for everyone. Don't burn your bridges behind you.
Take only pictures leave only bubbles

#507217 - 09/07/15 03:58 AM Re: need to getaway [Re: ScubaLdy]
cristinakj Offline
Originally Posted By ScubaLdy
Heed Diane's advice - try it for one year before making a total commitment. This country/island is not for everyone. Don't burn your bridges behind you.
This is what I am doing. My fiance' is staying in the U.S. so my expenses can be covered and I intend to stay as long as necessary to determine where to live, what to do, etc. We can qualify for the retirement program, but want to make a smart move. Don't be rash.

First come for six months on a visa (must be renewed every six months after the first 30 days and you MUST have proof of a return flight when you first come). After the first six months, you have to apply for a work visa.

Go from there
Take only what you need; return more than you take.

#507225 - 09/07/15 11:43 AM Re: need to getaway [Re: cristinakj]
Diane Campbell Offline
The post directly above is incorrect.
You do not need to apply for a work permit after six months.

#507228 - 09/07/15 12:02 PM Re: need to getaway [Re: KYitalianGal]
SimonB Offline
And your visa needs to be renewed every 30 days not every six months after 30 days.

#507242 - 09/07/15 03:23 PM Re: need to getaway [Re: KYitalianGal]
Judyann H. Offline
We came down on a one-way ticket......
My friends call me Judyann


#507244 - 09/07/15 04:09 PM Re: need to getaway [Re: SimonB]
cristinakj Offline
Yeah, I meant 30 days - sorry about that. Not enough sleep.

I contacted the Washington based Belize travel people and the woman answered my question about showing proof of flying down in no uncertain terms that I absolutely had (she put the word "HAVE" in call caps) to have a return ticket.

I did have a real estate broker down there tell me that sometimes you can get by without one, but she recommended not risking it because you'll have to turn straight around.

As for the work visa, I know once your initial six-month visa renewals have run out, you have to apply for a work visa to stay (http://ambergriscaye.com/economics/entryreq.html) among other sites. It would be great if this was incorrect...heck I'd love to not have to do that because I plan to stay and find someplace I can invest in BZ.

After one year of consistent living in BZ (with an allowance of 14 days), you can apply to become a resident which is different than a citizen.

This is what I've found out.

If I've been incorrect in any of this, definitely clarify please! I would love to know if I've got anything wrong, since we've already gotten the passport, the ticket and the lodging reservations lol

Since communicating with some other Belizeans, I've found the seemingly strict requirements are sometimes not quite as stringent as they appear "on paper" (on the internet), so my response/suggestions are based on the things I've learned through researching. That said, I do apologize if any information I've provided is incorrect or false. It's certainly not intentional.
Take only what you need; return more than you take.

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