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Documents You Need

  • White-out is not accepted
  • Applicant’s signature must be consistent with signature on passport
  • Original documents must be presented along with copies
  • Supporting documents must be in good condition and legible
  • Documents in languages other than English must be translated by proper authority and signed
  • Translation of documents for Chinese and Taiwanese Nationals must be authenticated at the Regional Language Centre, University of Belize
  • Documents hold a period of six months validity prior to submission
  • Minimum scratches on the forms

Citizenship through Registration

Documents to be submitted

  1. Nationality Application Form
  2. Photographs
  3. Proof of Permanent Residence
  4. Passport(s)
  5. Police Record
  6. Medical Certificate, HIV and VDRL Tests
  7. Referees’ Identification
  8. Declaration of Renunciation
  9. Birth Certificate 
  10. Marriage Certificate

For inclusion of accompanying dependents ( spouse or a child), reference below for supporting documents.

Citizenship Application Form

All sections of the application form must be completed.

If your spouse is also applying for Citizenship, he/she must also submit an application form.

Photographs

4 passport size photos need to be submitted with the following specifications

  • size of 2 x 2 inches
  • white background
  • facial front view
  • no sleeveless

Four photos need to be submitted for accompanying spouse and each child.

Proof of Permanent Residence

You must present evidence of your Permanent Residence status in the form of

  • A Permanent Residence Card or
  • A Permanent Residence stamp in your passport

Spouse or child applying for Citizenship must also meet the Permanent Residence requirement.

Passport

You must present all passports held since acquiring Permanent Residence status.

Spouse and child applying for Citizenship must also provide their passports.

Police Record

You and accompanying dependents (spouse and children 12 years of age and above) must submit an individual police record from Belize.

The police record is only valid for 6 months from date of issue.

Medical Certificate and Tests

The Medical Certificate

The medical certificate refers to the Preliminary Medical Examination Form that needs to be completed by a Licensed Medical Practitioner here in Belize.

The applicant and accompanying dependents (spouse and children) must submit an individual Preliminary Medical Examination Form.

The Preliminary Medical Examination Form must be signed and stamped by the examining physician. 

HIV and VDRL Tests

The HIV and VDRL Tests must be submitted by applicant and accompanying dependents (spouse and children 12 years of age and above).

Referees’ Identification

You are required to identify two Belizeans who will serve as references.

The referees must

  1. be a born Belizean
  2. be acquainted with you for a minimum of 5 years
  3. provide proof of identification in the form of  a
    1. Voters Identification Card or
    2. Belize Passport or
    3. Birth Certificate & Social Security Card

Declaration of Renunciation

Only Indian Nationals are required to submit a Declaration of Renunciation of Citizenship.

Birth Certificate

You may be required to submit a birth certificate if any inconsistency exists with your name, sex, date of birth or place birth on any of your supporting documents.

You must submit accompanying child’s birth certificate

Marriage Certificate

If your spouse is also applying for Citizenship, you must provide your marriage certificate.

Additional Documents for Accompanying Child

  1. A school letter or a letter from the Ministry of Education if you are homeschooling. 

Authorization for child to be included in Citizenship Application

  1. Letter of authorization from parent not making submission
  2. Parent’s photo identification

        or

  1. Legal custody of child

Documents to be submitted

  1. Citizenship Application Form
  2. Photographs
  3. Proof of Marriage
  4. Spouse’s proof of Belizean Citizenship
  5. Passport(s)
  6. Police Record
  7. Medical Certificate, HIV and VDRL Tests
  8. Referees’ Identification
  9. Declaration of Renunciation
  10. Birth Certificate 
  11. Letter of Financial Support

Citizenship Application Form

All sections of the application form must be completed.

Photographs

4 passport size photos need to be submitted with the following specifications

  • size of 2 x 2 inches
  • white background
  • facial front view
  • no sleeveless

Proof of Marriage

If married in Belize

  • You must present your marriage certificate issued by the Vital Statistics Unit

If married outside of Belize

  • Your marriage certificate must be authenticated or apostilled by the issuing authority.
  • If any of the parties were previously divorced, provide divorce decree. 
  • If any of the parties were previously widowed, provide death certificate.

Spouse’s proof of Belizean Citizenship

You must present your spouse’s proof of Belizean Citizenship in the form of a

  1. Belizean passport
  2. Belizean birth certificate and a photo identification, either a
    1. Voter’s Identification Card or
    2. Social Security Card
  3. Belize Nationality Certificate and a photo identification, either a
    1. Passport
    2. Voter’s Identification Card
    3. Social Security Card

Passport

You must present a valid passport from country of origin.

Police Record

You must submit a police record from Belize or country where you have resided for the past 6 months or more.

The police record is only valid for 6 months from date of issue.

Medical Certificate and Tests

The Medical Certificate

The medical certificate refers to the Prelminary Medical Examination Form that needs to be completed by a Licensed Medical Practitioner here in Belize.

The Preliminary Medical Examination Form needs to be signed and stamped by the examining physician. 

HIV and VDRL Tests

You must also submit HIV and VDRL tests performed by a medical laboratory in Belize.

Referees’ Identification

You are required to identify two Belizeans who will serve as references.

The referees must

  1. be a born Belizean
  2. be acquainted with your spouse for a minimum of 1 year
  3. provide either proof of identification in the form of  a
    1. Voters Identification Card or
    2. Belize Passport or
    3. Birth Certificate & Social Security Card

Declaration of Renunciation

Only Indian Nationals are required to submit a Declaration of Renunciation of Citizenship.

Birth Certificate

You may be required to submit a birth certificate if any inconsistency exists with your name, sex, date of birth or place birth on any of your supporting documents.

Letter of Financial Support

Women who are dependent on their spouse must provide a letter of financial support completed and signed by the husband.

Citizenship through Descent

Documents to be submitted

  1. Nationality Application Form
  2. Photographs
  3. Birth Certificate
  4. Passport
  5. Proof of Belizean Lineage
  6. Declaration of Renunciation
  7. Marriage Certificate

Citizenship Application Form

All sections of the application form must be completed.

Adult Nationals other than Guatemalans

Adult Guatemalan Nationals

Minor Nationals other than Guatemalans

Minor Guatemalan Nationals

Photographs

4 passport size photos need to be submitted with the following specifications

  • size of 2 x 2 inches
  • white background
  • facial front view
  • no sleeveless

Birth Certificate

You are required to submit a birth certificate.

Passport

 A passport from your country of origin must be provided.

For persons under the age of 18 years of age who are not able to provide a passport from their country of origin the birth certificate must be apostilled.

Proof of Belizean Lineage

The following documents must be presented if you have a

Belizean Parent

  • Parent’s Belizean Passport or
  • Parent’s Belizean Birth Certificate and a Belizean Identification Card either a Voter’s Identification Card or Social Security Card or
  • Parent’s Belizean Nationality Certificate and a Belizean Identification Card either a Voter’s Identification Card or Social Security Card

Belizean Grandparent 

If you were born outside of Belize before Independence Day (21 September 1981) and one of your grandparents is a Citizen of Belize.

  • Grandparent’s Belizean Passport or
  • Grandparent’s Belizean Birth Certificate and a Belizean Identification Card either a Voter’s Identification Card or Social Security Card or
  • Grandparent’s Belizean Nationality Certificate and a Belizean Identification Card either a Voter’s Identification Card or Social Security Card

      and

  • Parent’s Birth Certificate to show relationship to grandparent

Belizean Spouse

If you are a woman and were married before Independence Day (21 September 1981) to a Belizean husband.

  • Marriage Certificate

You must present your spouse’s proof of Belizean Citizenship in the form of a

  1. Belizean passport
  2. Belizean birth certificate and a Belizean identification card, either a
    1. Voter’s Identification Card or
    2. Social Security Card
  3. Belize Nationality Certificate and a Belizean identification card, either a
    1. Passport
    2. Voter’s Identification Card
    3. Social Security Card

Declaration of Renunciation

Only Indian and Guatemalan Nationals are required to submit a Declaration of Renunciation of Citizenship.

  • Declaration of Renunciation of Citizenship

    Marriage Certificate

    Marriage certificate is required if you are requesting a change of name.