How to Apply

All passport applicants must appear in person in order to submit their biometrics and completed application forms including all required ORIGINAL supporting documents, photographs and the correct fees.  LAMINATED nationality certificates are considered damaged and MUST be replaced. (ie. Request for Replacement Certificate).

The processing times for Replacement Nationality Certificates issued by the Department of Immigration and Nationality Services (DINS) in Belize could take 3-6 months. Replacement Certificates issued by the Belize High Commission (BHC) in London could take 2-3 weeks. The cost of replacing Nationality Certificates issued by DINS is £40, while Replacement Certificates issued by the BHC costs £75.

Please write or type in BLOCK CAPITAL (except signatures) using Black or Blue ink.

For passport renewals the old passport MUST be submitted with your application  and will be returned as cancelled once the new passport is issued to you.

Lost, stolen or damaged passports and nationality certificates MUST be accompanied by an official police report.

Please note that EXPRESS and URGENT processing of passports will only be considered in specific cases.  Applicants with Nationality Certificates issued directly by the Department of Immigration and Nationality are not eligible for Expedited Service.

The Extension of Passports of any kind (i.e. handwritten or machine readable) is no longer possible. Applicants must apply for Temporary Passports in order to travel to the nearest Mission/Embassy of Belize to apply for a permanent Machine-Readable Passport (MRP). The processing time for Temporary Passports is 6-8 weeks.

In order to travel to the UK to submit application and capture biometrics you must have a minimum of 6 months on your passport before the expiration date.

Application Checklist

Click Here: Adult Application for Belize Passport Checklist

Click Here: Minor Application for Belize Passport Checklist

Requirements for Application

Requirements for a New Passport

Click on the  appropriate button below to download the requirements for a new passport document (PDF).

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Requirements for a Temporary Passport

Click on the  appropriate button below to download the requirements for a temporary passport document (PDF).

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Application Forms

Passport Application Form

Click on the  appropriate button below to download the required passport application form (PDF).

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Passport Recommender Form

The correct recommender form must be completed alongside the passport application form. Click below to download (PDF).

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Authentication of Application (Recommender)

Form 3 – A (Adult) and Form 4 – A (child) must  be SIGNED and STAMPED by the Recommender who could be any of the following: an Attorney at Law, Doctor, Justice of the Peace, Notary Public, or Minister of Religion.


The 2 photographs must be of the same copies and recent (within the last 3 months), taken front face with the hairline and ears fully visible. Each photograph MUST measure 2 inches by 2 inches.

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One photo MUST be endorsed and authenticated by the same person who authenticated the Supplementary form.  The reverse of the photo will read, I certify that this is a true likeness of [Insert applicant’s FULL name].” — add Recommender’s signature and date.

Application Fees

Fee: £110 (Adult) and £80 (Child) — (Note: £135  (Adult) and £105 (Child) for lost, stolen or damaged passports) Payable in cash or in the form of a cheque using an International Money Order or Bankers Draft issued to, ‘Belize High Commission’.

(Note: This includes the cost of the courier service to submit documentation to our Belize Headquarters and the cost of the return of the new passport to the High Commission)

If you wish for us to return your documents to you via Royal Mail special delivery (THIS IS NOT A COURIER SERVICE) please include the postal fee of, within the UK £7.00 and within Europe £10. For all other destinations a courier service is suggested where the cost may differ.