2010 – 2019
06 June, 2013
The Personal Identification and Registration System and International Organization for Migration System is implemented on all Immigration Border Points and Offices. The first traveler is registered on 06 June, 2013 at the International Airport.
The Refugees Department was re-established in June 2016, but had been operating since 1983 through the UNHCR office which was assisting GoB with the refugee situation. It was formalized in June 1990 when Belize acceded to the UN 1951 Convention and it 1967 Protocol and in August 1991 GoB enacted the Convention in the form of domestic legislation, referred to as the “Refugees Act, 1991”.
Ms. Maria Marin is appointed as Director.
01 September, 2016
The Personal Identification and Registration System is upgrade to the Migration Information and Data Analysis System, which facilitates the real-time sharing of traveler information from all border point and immigration offices.
Bifurcation of the Immigration Department
01 June, 2019
The Department of Immigration and Nationality Services was divided into two departments.
The Nationality and Passports Department
Mr. Mario Arzu is appointed as Director
The Department of Border Management and Immigration Services
Ms. Diane Locke is appointed as Director