For Holders of Work Permit

This program is for persons who have resided in Belize for one year and have not left the country for more than 14 days at any one time. If you have left the country for more than permitted, the application will not be accepted, and you will need to start the process over.


  1. Application Form
  2. Passport Copy of all Pages along with Original Passport
  3. 3 Recent Passport Photographs
  4. Authentic/Original Police Record in Belize for applicant, wife and children 16 years and older.
  5. Medical Examination (Get Form) including original HIV and VDRL Test Results (Must be done in Belize)
  6. Birth Certificate (Original and Copy)
  7. Marriage Certificate (Original and Copy)
  8. Current Work Permit (Original and Copy)
  9. Recent Belize Income Tax Return (Personal and Company)
  10. Sworn Declaration of Support of Wife/Husband and children
  11. If Husband or wife and children are to be included, they will require # 2 – 6.


  1. Monthly Returns to Sales Tax, Business Tax and Social Security
  2. List of Company’s Assets and Monthly Expenses
  3. Recent Business/Personal Bank Statements
  4. Employee Information Sheet
  5. Recent Business Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss Statements
  6. Company Documents and recently filed Annual Report
  7. Evidence you & your family are legally in the country, by proof of extended time of stay or other documentation.
  8. Title of Land or Lease of Land Property (if applicable)
  9. Photocopies with Original Documents (Originals will be returned)


  • Valid Passport
  • Meet twice with an Immigration Officer for the Application Interview
  • All family members must attend the interviews
  • All documents must be completed before applying
  • You must not leave the country for more than 14 days
  • Your company must be operating in Belize


Application Processing Fees
BZ $ 1,500.00
Estimated Out of Pocket Expenses / Miscellaneous,
Including trips to Belmopan, telephone, fax, e-mail,
photocopy, postage stamp, courier and other office supplies
BZ $    200.00
Sales Tax ( 12.5% of $1,700.00)
BZ $    212.50
BZ $ 1,912.50
Government Fees to be paid depends on Applicants Nationality
BZ $250 – 5,000
Plus Cost of Permanent Residence Card
BZ $150.00
per person

Major Nationalities

Citizens from the United States of America
US $1,000.00
Citizens from European Countries
US $2,000.00
Citizens from Canada
US $2,500.00


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