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Belize Visa's #317036
01/05/09 09:30 AM
01/05/09 09:30 AM
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Marty Offline OP

Marty  Offline OP
If you have questions about immigration processes to Belize you have found the right post.

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Re: Belize Visa's [Re: Marty] #317057
01/05/09 10:59 AM
01/05/09 10:59 AM
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Peter Jones Offline
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I had a communication from a Swiss person yesterday who said he was interested in visiting and diving in Belize, but that he was obliged to have a visa and that was both expensive and awkward to get. I don't know how true that is, but it's certainly put him off.

Re: Belize Visa's [Re: Peter Jones] #317100
01/05/09 12:44 PM
01/05/09 12:44 PM
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Amanda Syme Offline

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From the BTB website:

Entry Requirements


With the exception of cruise ship passengers, all visitors to Belize must present a valid passport before entering the country. Please note that driver's licenses and birth certificates are not approved travel documents and cannot be used to enter the country. Passports must be valid up until time of departure.

In cases where a visitor remains in the country for over 30 days, an extension of entry must be requested. Extensions are available for the cost of:

Up to 6 months for US $25
After 6 months US $50 per month

Who does NOT need an visa to enter Belize?
Nationals of the following countries do not require visas:
# Australia
# Canada
# Hong Kong
# Mexico
# New Zealand
# Norway
# United States
# Venezuela
# CARICOM member states

Nationals of European Community countries do not require visas.

Who needs a visa to enter Belize?

Entry visas should be obtained outside of Belize. For the nearest place to obtain a visa please visit: Belize Consuls and Embassies.

In cases where a visa has not been secured, one will be issued upon arrival at entry points. This will be facilitated only where prior approval has been granted by Immigration.

Nationals of the following countries must secure a visa to enter Belize.

# Afghanistan
# Albania
# Algeria
# Angola
# Argentina
# Bosnia
# Brazil
# Central African Republic
# Chad
# China
# El Salvador
# Ethiopia
# Haiti
# Honduras
# Japan
# Korea (North and South)
# Libya
# Monaco
# Mongolia
# Morocco
# Nicaragua
# Panama
# Poland
# Russia
# Switzerland
# Taiwan
# Thailand
# Ukraine
# Yugoslavia
# Zaire

In order to enter Belize, nationals of the following countries must secure a visa, pay the appropriate fees and must obtain clearance from the Director of Immigration:
# Bangladesh
# Bolivia
# Columbia
# Cuba
# Ecuador
# Egypt
# India
# Iran
# Iraq
# Israel
# Jordan
# Lebanon
# Libya
# Myanmar(Burma)
# Nepal
# Nigeria
# Pakistan
# Palestine
# People's Republic of China
# Peru
# Srilanka
# Syria
# Thailand
# United Arab Emigrates

Please review the entry requirements for travelling with minors under the age of 16.
For Inquiries or questions, Please Contact:

Belize Immigration and Nationality Department
Belmopan, Cayo District
Belize, Central America
Telephone 011-501-822-2423
Fax: 011-501-822-2662

OR Contact:

Belize Consuls and Embassies

OR Contact:

The Belize Embassy
2535 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington, D.C 20008
Telephone: (202) 332-9636
Fax: (202) 332-6741


International Passengers by Air

Philip Goldson International Airport
Passenger Service Fee $15.00
Airport Development Fee $15.00
Conservation Fee $3.75
Security Fee $1.25
Total Airport Departure Fees: US $35.00
Payable ONLY in US currency.
All fees apply to non-Belizean citizens and non-Belizean permanent residents.
These fees are sometimes included in the cost of your airfare.

International Passengers by Land

Santa Elena: Northern border with Mexico
Benque Viejo del Carmen: Western adjacency zone with Guatemala

Border Processing Fee $15.00
Conservation Fee $3.75
Total Border Departure Fees: US $18.75 or BZ $37.50
Payable in US or Belize currency.
All fees apply to non-Belizean citizens
Exemptions: children under 12; permanent residents of Belize; visitors from border towns for first 24 hours.

International Passengers by Sea

Departure by boat from Punta Gorda, Dangriga or San Pedro
Conservation Fee $3.75
Total Sea Departure Fees: US $3.75 or BZ $7.50
Payable in US or Belize currency.

Domestic Air Passengers

International Airport to Domestic Airport
Security Fee $0.75
Total Fee for Domestic Air Passengers: US $0.75 or BZ $1.50

Please review the entry requirements for travelling with minors under the age of 16.

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