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Re: Moving to San Pedro #210483
06/05/04 06:21 PM
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By, does this mean you could not come down there and start a business, and maybe employ some locals, or just that you can't come down and get a job with someone else, or both. Just curious. Planning for an early semi- retirement....:-)

Re: Moving to San Pedro #210484
06/05/04 09:48 PM
06/05/04 09:48 PM
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ByWarren, I too would like to ask you to please expand on what you meant?? We are going to SP for our first time, and would like to have any and all information on local customs. We travel all over the caribbean and understand if a person wanted to work in another country he/she must get a work permit at minimum. What about investing in AC and Employing locals?? Just curious at this stage.

Re: Moving to San Pedro #210485
06/05/04 11:21 PM
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OK guys: I was trying to answer the question based on my experience and what I have seen happen with people who try to come to Belize and work. There are laws governing this. Don't ask me to explain the law to you. My advice is free and you are getting what you are paying for. But if you are planing what coolcat is, my advice is to get some advice, preferably the kind that is not for free. This board is a source for informantion. I would not put myself in a position of possibly breaking the law and having to suffer the consquences based on advice I got from this board.
To once again state my position and give my free advice, don't come to Belize if you need to work and make money while you are here unless you make those arrangements ahead of time. Belize loves tourists who come and spend money. They tend to have a different view of those who come to make money.

Re: Moving to San Pedro #210486
06/05/04 11:26 PM
06/05/04 11:26 PM
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i have just taken the "plunge"....alot of planning, but the rules change quite a bit....next week i am going to the immigration office to find out the best way for me....(qrp or residency)...i had read at one point, that you couldn't start a business and work in it without a work permit, but recently, i read that you could, as long as you can employ at least 2 belizeans....
i think that the reasoning behind this, is that the government here, doesn't want foreigners coming here and taking away jobs from their people....but, if you can create jobs, they would be more willing to listen to your plan....
will let you know what i come up with.....kerry
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Re: Moving to San Pedro #210487
06/06/04 11:38 AM
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Kerry,
My husband and I own the Mgt Co at Caribe Island Resort. We employ 12-26 Belizeans at any given time. I do not have a work permit, and I am NOT allowed to work. I can handle banking and some matters like that, and of course, socializing, but I can't answer the office phone.
Just make sure you get the correct answers from the correct people. Don't assume that you are being told correctly just because you are talking to someone in the office. It doesn't hurt to get things in writing, but it also won't help you if you aren't doing things the right way.
Good luck.

Re: Moving to San Pedro #210488
06/06/04 04:20 PM
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cool Thanks bywarren, your advice is sound and you can't beat the price. I think it is good that Belize takes care of it's local people. I have been many places that feel the same way laugh
Anyway we are coming down on a vacation and to "live the dream" as Capt. Jeff says. Thanks to Kerry and ibanole for your input as well.

Re: Moving to San Pedro #210489
06/06/04 04:38 PM
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Ibanole,
I must be missing something.You own an establishment which makes a profit and yet you're "not allowed to work??"I guess the question is what constitutes working in belize?I call owning and running a restaurant/hotel WORKING!!
Coolcat

Re: Moving to San Pedro #210490
06/06/04 05:31 PM
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Yeah, but it's not your country laugh

Re: Moving to San Pedro #210491
06/06/04 06:00 PM
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Okay,it's no my country.I am getting that if I can go to San Pedro,open a business,employ two or more locals,then I can make money hand over fist,in theory,right folks?

Re: Moving to San Pedro #210492
06/06/04 06:09 PM
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Pedro1,
Why your emphatic,"No!"

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