Do I need a Visa?
Please note that a visa does NOT guarantee entry into Belize, it is at the immigration officers’ discretion to allow entry into the country.
Please allow ample time to apply for a visa before travelling. The processing of visas may take a minimum of ONE (1) month.
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 up to 30 days.
– Any person who is the holder of a valid United States of America (USA) multiple entry visa or a Permanent Residency Card OR a valid Schengen multiple entry visa or a Permanent Residency Card of a European Union (EU) member state.
– 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 South American countries
– Citizens of South Africa, Tunisia, Morocco
– Citizens of Switzerland, Norway, Iceland
– Citizens of the Commonwealth Republics with the exception of the following: Bangladesh, Nauru, Cameroon, Pakistan, Chad, Sri Lanka, India, Mozambique, some East African Countries.
To confirm whether or not you need a visa, please see full country list.
In order to stay longer than 30 days as a tourist (not for paid or unpaid work) an Extension of Stay application must be submitted whilst in Belize at any of the Immigration Offices. It is best to submit an application at least 2 – 3 days before the 30 days period expires. This incurs a fee of BZ $100. Visas for work, both paid and unpaid, are only issued in Belize, call the consulate for further information.
One day cruise ship travellers do not require a visa for Belize.
How to Apply
Applications can be made in person or by post.
NOTE: An electronic copy of your application and all supporting documents MUST ALSO be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each individual, regardless of age, must make a separate application. Completed applications and supporting documents should be sent to the attention of the Consular Section. All applicants will be notified once a decision has been made.
Please see Visa Requirements for more information.
Statutory Instrument #42 of 2005 – Section 4 (2) provides a variation in fees for some nationals including holders of Diplomatic and Official passports. Generally the Visa fee is as follows:
- Single Entry (Valid of 3 months from the date of issue)
- Multiple Entry (valid for 6 months from the date of issue)
Postage fee per application
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 £7.00 for documents to be returned within the UK and £10 for documents within Europe. For all other destinations a courier service is suggested where the cost may differ.
* Application Fees are Non-Refundable
All fees are paid in advance and payable by GBP cash or International Money Order/Postal Order or Bank Draft made out to the “Belize High Commission”. Travellers/Personal Cheques, Bank Transfers and/or other currencies will not be accepted. A receipt will be issued for all monies collected.
For nationals who do not require a Visa to enter Belize in order to stay longer than the permitted 30 days an application for the extension of stay MUST be submitted IN PERSON at any of the Immigration Offices in Belize. The applicant should have accompanied with his or her application ALL relevant supporting documents listed on the Visa Requirements list.
Requirements for Visa
Click the button below to download the visa requirements document. (PDF)
Click the button below to download the visa application form. (PDF)
Countries Belizeans do not require a Visa to visit
Click the button below to download the list of countries that Belizeans do not require a visa to visit. (PDF)