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Residence Process

6-step guide

Step 1: Gather required documents

Step 2: Submission of application

Step 3: Interview with Immigration

Step 4: Interview with Police Department

Step 5: Notification by the Immigration Office

Step 6: Payment and Submission of Security Bond

Step 7: Delivery of Residence Card

Step 1: Gather required documents

Evidence that you have been legally residing in Belize and that your are financially stable.

Step 2: Submission of application

Submit your application at any Immigration Office authorized to accept residence application.

The accepting officer will schedule an interview date for yourself and the referees. Please note that the interview will be held at the office where the application was submitted.

A receipt of acceptance will be given to you with the assigned file number for your application. This file number is required when inquiring into your application status.

It is important that you remain legal in Belize in conformity with your current immigration status. (ie. student, dependent, employment permits).

Step 3: Interview with Immigration

The interview is scheduled within two weeks of submission of application, you and your spouse will be interviewed.

You are required to bring your acceptance receipt and your passport.

Your referees must accompany you to the interview and they must bring their respective identification.

Step 4: Interview with Police Department

The Police Department Special Branch conducts an interview with you at your home residence. The police department conducts this interview within 3 months after the completion of the Immigration Interview.

Step 5: Notification by the Immigration Office

Your application will be vetted by the Nationality Department in accordance to the Belize Nationality Act. You will thereafter be contacted on the outcome of your application.

The Immigration office will notify you when your application has been approved or if you require the submission of additional documents.

Step 6: Payment and Submission of Security Bond

On approval of your application, you are required to visit an Immigration Office to make payment. Reference the Fees section for the amount to be paid.

You must provide the Security Bond Form along with the sureties’

  • Copy of Belize Passport or
  • Copy of Belize Voter’s Identification card

 

Step 7: Deliver of Residence Card

Your card can be picked up from the Belmopan Immigration Office 5 days after payment.