Amnesty 2022

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Do I have to pay a fee to submit my amnesty application?2022-02-11T19:30:49+00:00

You do not pay any amnesty fees when applying for your amnesty. 

Is this initiative being carried out for political purposes?2022-02-15T19:09:31+00:00

Successful candidates will obtain Permanent Residence Status with a path to Citizenship in 5 years.

The completion of the initiative and issuance of the Permanent Residence Card is scheduled for January 2023. Permanent Residents cannot legally vote in a national Elections. Consequently, they will be ineligible to vote in the 2025 National Election.

Permanent Residents can legally vote in village council elections. The completion of the initiative and issuance of the Permanent Residence Card is scheduled for January 2023. Consequently, successful applicants will not be eligible to vote in the 2022 Village Council Election.

Where do I apply for Amnesty?2022-02-11T19:51:40+00:00

There will be 18 new offices that will open country wide for the acceptance of amnesty applications. Note that no application will be accepted at the current Immigration Offices.

Will this initiative lead to a loss of Belizeans’ jobs?2022-02-15T19:10:52+00:00

The population of interest are irregular migrants already established in Belize. These individuals are already working in Belize. A high percentage of the individuals focus on work in the agricultural sectors. The population of interest kept working during the pandemic.

Will this initiative lead to an increase burden on public funds?2022-02-15T19:10:14+00:00

The population of interest are irregular migrants already established in Belize. By coming out of the “shadows” we will know exactly who is in our country, the individual will now be contributing more to Belize, and the individuals will not be targeted and taken advantage of.

¿Dónde solicito la amnistía?2022-02-15T19:15:34+00:00

Habrá 18 nuevas oficinas que se abrirán en todo el país para la aceptación de solicitudes de amnistía. Tenga en cuenta que no se aceptará ninguna solicitud en las Oficinas de Inmigración actuales.

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