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Consular Services

A.  Requirements for Canadian Citizens to enter Belize

All Canadian citizens must have a Canadian passport valid for no less than six months after the intended period of stay in Belize.

Canadian citizens do not need visas for tourists or business visits of up to thirty (30) days, but they must have onward or return air tickets and proof of sufficient funds to maintain themselves while in Belize. Visitors for purposes other than tourism, or who wish to stay longer than thirty (30) days, must obtain visas from the government of Belize.

Any Canadian citizen who wishes to travel to Belize for any purpose other than tourism or business negotiations (e.g. work, study, adoption, immigration, or stays longer than stipulated in the entry requirements) should contact the Consulate.

If a Canadian Citizen has been in Belize for thirty (30) days with a valid visa or permit, and requires more time to finish his/her business/trip, he/she must contact the nearest local Immigration Office in Belize to get an extension. There is a fee of BZ$ 25.00 for every extended period of thirty days. An individual can apply for permanent residence after having paid one (1) year of legal residence fees in Belize on a continuous basis.

 

B.  Requirements for Canadian Residents and other countries to enter Belize
(Those who do not have a Canadian passport)

*If you do not reside in Canada, you must go through the closest Belize Embassy/Consulate to your home residence

Do I Need a Visa

All visitors must travel to Belize on a valid passport (non-expired). The passport must be valid for no less than six months after the intended period of stay in Belize.

Nationals of the following countries do NOT require a visa to enter Belize as a tourist for a period of 30 days.

  • Citizens of the European Union Member States (EU) and their dependent territories.
  • Citizens of the Caribbean Community Member States (CARICOM) with the exception of Haiti.
  • Citizens of the United States of America and dependent territories.
  • Citizens of Costa Rica, Chile, Guatemala, Iceland, Mexico, Norway, South Africa, Tunisia & Uruguay
  • Citizens of the Commonwealth Realms & Monarchies, and their dependent territories.
  • Citizens of the Commonwealth Republics with the exception of the following:

Bangladesh                 Nauru
Cameroon                    Pakistan
Chad                            Sri Lanka
India                             Mozambique
West African Countries

Nationals of all other countries REQUIRE a visa to enter Belize.

DOWNLOAD >> Visa Requirements for Belize

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OBTAINING A VISA

**All applicants MUST contact the consulate for a phone/in-person interview before submitting their applications.

Please read the following instructions for completing the visa application form and for submitting the application:

  • The application form below must be completed in its entirety and signed by the applicant.
  • A copy of your travel itinerary, including flight/transportation and place you are staying, must be included.
  • The application must include a passport size photograph, copy of bank statement, and letter of Employment.
  • The applicant’s passport must be submitted along with the application form.
  • The applicant must be a resident of Canada. A legible notarized photocopy of the  Permanent Resident Card

Processing time for most applications is approximately 3-7 Business days

NOTE: Some applications require the approval of the Department of Immigration of Belize before the visas can be issued, and it is recommended that applicants contact this consulate to establish how long their applications will take to be processed.

Optional Urgent Same day service is offered for applicants applying in person who do not require Security nor Immigration clearance.

Disclaimer* “The Consulate of Belize cannot guarantee processing times listed above and will not accept liability for any loss incurred as a result of delays in processing or delivery.

 

VISA AND SHIPPING FEES

Single entry visa, valid up to 90 days

$ 50.00 USD + $30 Shipping and Handling

Multiple entry visa, valid up to 90 days

$ 100.00 USD + $30 Shipping and Handling

 

An optional URGENT processing fee facility (US $ 25.00) is available for those visa applicants who wish to have their applications processed on the same day that it is received, IF the Consul is present in the office. Please call to confirm if this is available. This option is open only to those applicants for whom authorization is NOT required from the Director of Immigration of Belize.

Kindly take note that the above charges do not apply to nationals of the following countries, who are requested to contact us directly for information on visa charges:

  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • People’s Republic of China (PRC)
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand

Please be advised that all visitors to Belize MUST be in a possession of a valid Passport, an onward/return ticket and sufficient funds (US $ 60.00 per day) to cover the cost of the length of stay.

 

Payment  Method

Payment must be made in the form of an International Money Order, Bank Draft, or Postal Order or USD Cash. Money Orders must be made out to Mr. Bob Dhillon. FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. The Consulate cannot accept personal checks.

 

Application Form

DOWNLOAD >> Visa Application

  1. The application form must be completed in its entirety, signed by the applicant and returned to the Consulate of Belize.
  2. The application must include a passport size photograph.
  3. The applicant’s passport must be submitted along with the application form.
  4. A notarized copy of the applicant’s Canadian Permanent Resident Card must be included if not applying in person.