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Immigration News

2004, 2022

Amnesty Tender Notice

April 20, 2022|Categories: Ministry, Residence|

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration Tender Notice The Government of Belize (GOB), through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration (the “Ministry”) has decided to conduct an Amnesty Program for irregular migrants who have been living in Belize. The Program is scheduled to begin August 2, 2022. The GOB has set aside funds to meet related expenses and has earmarked the purchase of the below listed equipment as necessary to carry out an effective amnesty program:57 Units - Computer Specifications57 Units - Uninterrupted Power Supply57 Units - Web Camera40 Units - Signature Pads40 Units - Scanner14 Units - File Server Hard Drives40 Units - Copiers20 Units - Printers1 Year Subscription - Online Appointment SystemThe Ministry now invites tenders (aka bids) for the supply of the above listed equipment. Bidding for the equipment is to be made by lot(s) or the entire [...]

3103, 2022

Immigration – UNHCR

March 31, 2022|Categories: Ministry, Refugee|

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration Immigration Minister Eamon Courtenay met today March 31, 2022 with Ms. Philippa Candler, UNHCR Representative for the region. They discussed regional migration flows, UNHCR's work in Belize, and ways to strengthen Belize's legal framework for refugee applications. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration 31th March 2022

3003, 2022

Public Notice – Closure of Cashier Services

March 30, 2022|Categories: Ministry|

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration Public Notice The Nationality and Passports Department and Border Management and Immigration Services hereby informs that the cashier in Belmopan will be closed at 12 noon on Thursday March 31st, 2022, in connection with the closure of the financial year 2021/2022. Please note the cashier will resume operations at normal working hours @ 8:00 am on Friday April 1, 2022. Please be reminded that the office will be available for customer inquiries and any other non-cashier-related matters. We apologize for any inconveniences caused. Thank you. Chief Executive Officer Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration 30th March 2022

1001, 2022

Public Notice – Office Closed

January 10, 2022|Categories: Ministry|

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration Public Notice Please be informed that the Department of Border Management & Immigration Services, the Department of Refugees and the Department of Nationality & Passports of the Ministry of Foreign affairs, Foreign Trade & Immigration located on Mountain View Boulevard, Belmopan City will be temporarily closed for sanitization on Tuesday 11th January 2022 and Wednesday 12th January 2022. The office will re-open on Thursday 13th January 2022, at 8:00 am as per normal. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. Thank you. Chief Executive Officer Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration 10th January 2022

1606, 2021

New Opening Hours

June 16, 2021|Categories: Ministry|

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration Public Notice The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration hereby informs the general public that effective Thursday 17th June, 2021 all Immigration Offices (Refugees, Nationality and Passports, and Border Management and Immigration Service) adjusted opening hours will be Monday to Thursday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Fridays 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Cashier Service will be open on Monday to Thursday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM and on Fridays 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM offering continuous service through lunch. Please access the forms section at https://immigration.gov.bz/forms for downloadable application forms, and information on all the service we provide. Thank you. Management Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration 15th June 2021

1006, 2021

Taiwan Embassy – Donation of Health Safety Equipment

June 10, 2021|Categories: Ministry|

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration At a brief ceremony held on Thursday, 10th June 2021 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration in Belmopan, H.E. David Kuan-Chou Chien, Taiwan’s Ambassador to Belize, handed over a donation of 5,000 face masks and 500 isolation gowns to Hon. Ramon Cervantes, Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration. The donation will be used by officers of the Border Management and Immigration Services Department and the Nationality and Passports Department. Witness at the handing over was Mrs. Debra Estrada, Director of Border Management and Immigration Services. The Ministry thanks our strategic partner, the Embassy of Taiwan in continuously working with us to become a modern, proficient, Immigration organization which contributes to the sustainable development of Belize by providing world class border protection and travel facilitation services. [...]

1203, 2021

IOM Immigration Digitization

March 12, 2021|Categories: Ministry|

PRESS RELEASE (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) IOM Belize signs agreement with Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration to support document digitization exercise. Belize City, 10 March 2021 - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Belize signed an Implementation Agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration to support the Department of Nationality and Passports Records Management Unit (RMU) under the framework of the Western Hemisphere Program (WHP). The WHP is a regional project funded by the Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) that aims to strengthen the personal capacities of governments and civil society actors to manage migration in a sustainable and humane manner. One of the fundamental functions of the Nationality and Passports Department, is the replacement of lost, mutilated, or damaged, Permanent Residence and Nationality Certificates. The present state of records dating as far back as the 1970s [...]

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