- The decision was made within the context of good vicinity and in the spirit of strengthening its ties of friendship with Belize.

= Consular stamps and visas are not required on Belizeans passports.

Belmopan, 1 July 2009- The Embassy of Mexico informs that the Government of Mexico has decided to eliminate the visa requirement for Belizeans traveling to Mexico and today the Embassy has sent a diplomatic note to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, officially communicating this decision which not only benefits the bilateral relation by deepening the ties of friendship, cooperation, understanding and exchange, but also increases the migratory flows between both countries. Likewise, with this decision, the Mexican government honors the existing bilateral agreement for the suppression of visas.

Therefore, Belizeans will no longer need a visa or a consular stamp to travel as a tourist or in transit through Mexican territory to another country. To do this, they will only need to have a valid Belizean passport and fill out the corresponding Immigration form which is obtained free of cost at any of the points of entry into Mexico: borders, maritime ports or international airports.

Belizeans who have an FMVL card (Forma Migratoria de Visitante Local) can continue using it in the usual manner to travel exclusively to Quintana Roo with a maximum stay of 72 hours. However, Belizeans who wish to work, study, or do business in Mexico, will need to apply for the appropriate migratory form:

· The FM3 for doing business or studying in Mexico can be obtained at the Consular Section of the Embassy of Mexico.

· The FMTF to work in the states of Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche and Quintana Roo can be obtained at the offices of the National Institute of Immigration (Instituto Nacional de Migración, INM), in those states.

Any questions concerning the new dispositions are to be addressed to the Consular Section of the Embassy of Mexico, at 223-0193 or 223-0194.