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residency #208184
08/27/01 08:49 PM
08/27/01 08:49 PM
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rickcheri Offline OP
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Is it confirmed that the "residency law" in BZ has been extended to 1 full year on AC???

Re: residency #208185
08/27/01 11:17 PM
08/27/01 11:17 PM
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Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
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Don't think I understand the question. It has been a requirement for a long time that to apply for regular residency one must reside in Belize for a year, only leaving the country for up to 14 days. Under the Qualified Retired Persons Incentive Act, and a couple of other programs, that requirement is waived.

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Re: residency #208186
08/28/01 07:59 AM
08/28/01 07:59 AM
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rickcheri Offline OP
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thanks Lan....some people thought it was 6 months....so i thought maybe i was wrong!!

Re: residency #208187
08/29/01 04:30 AM
08/29/01 04:30 AM
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Hi Rick and Cheri: I think that the 6 months might be for when the price of the monthly passport stamp goes up 100% (from $12.50 to $25US) a month. I think that it has always been 1 year more or less continued residence in Belize. This doesn't apply for the Retirement Residency Program and, I don't believe, for Residency in conjunction with Business Ownership. I understand that having an "advocate" in Belopan make things easier, if not cheaper.


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Re: residency #208188
08/31/01 05:00 PM
08/31/01 05:00 PM
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The residency waiver for business owners went out with the last administration. As with most things here, things change with the political party. There was an "Economic Citizenship Program", which I think has since been eliminated also, where for a mere $50,000 USD contribution to the Government of Belize, you would be granted immediate citizenship, complete with a new passport, but I as I said, I believe that was eliminated also. I agree an advocate in Belmopan makes things easier and cheaper.
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Re: residency #208189
08/31/01 05:35 PM
08/31/01 05:35 PM
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Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
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Actually, no, the economic citizenship program is still in effect.

--Lan Sluder


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