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 valid Schengen multiple entry visa for 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.