The public is hereby notified that the Ministry of Immigration has suspended the following services countrywide effective today, March 24, 2020 until further notice:

- Applications for Belize passport (except where there is need for a passport for emergency travel)
- Applications for nationality
- Applications for permanent residence
- Applications for visas (except where such visas are required to allow the applicant to obtain extensions in order to maintain their legal status in Belize)

The Ministry reminds the public that the borders remain closed and that travel is allowed only in the case of an emergency. In addition, the public is to refrain from visiting immigration offices if experiencing flu-like symptoms or have travelled within the last 14 days from a country in which COVID-19 has been confirmed.