Belize Entry Requirements

Belize Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Turkey Yes no Yes
Other EU countries Yes no Yes
Switzerland Yes no Yes
Austria Yes no Yes
Germany Yes no Yes

Passport information

Generally required, must be valid for at least 6 months when you leave the country.

Visa information

A visa is generally required except for nationals of the following countries listed in the table above for stays of up to 1 month (unless otherwise stated): (a) Germany, Austria and all other EU countries, (b) Switzerland and (c) Turkey (for stays of up to 90 days).

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When applying to the Belize High Commission in London: Single entry: £75 plus £10 processing fee. Multiple entry: £125 plus £10 handling fee.

Visa types and costs

Tourist and business visas (single or multiple entry).


Typically 3 months for stays of up to 30 days. Extensions are possible in Belize.


Travelers who otherwise require a visa do not need a transit visa if they continue to fly, have valid onward or return tickets and do not leave the transit area. Responsible consulate (see contact addresses). In London, an interview appointment is mandatory for the application.

Application required

(a) Informal letter of application with precise travel and personal information. (b) Passport valid for at least six months upon departure. (c) 2 passport photos. (d) Visa fee (cash when applying in person or personal cheque). (e) Confirmed round trip booking and proof of sufficient funds for the duration of the stay (US$50 per day of stay). If applying by post, a stamped, registered return envelope should be enclosed.

Temporary Residence

Applications to the Immigration and Nationality Department, Belmopan, Belize.

Processing time

Approximately 2 weeks, possibly longer for nationals of countries whose application needs to be forwarded to Belize.

Proof of sufficient funds

Travelers must have US$75 in funds per day of stay.

Extension of stay

For a stay longer than one month, a permit is required, which can be applied for on site at the Immigration Office for a fee (currently around US$ 50 per month).

Entry with children

German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport (recommended). Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Attention: Minors traveling alone need a notarized entry permit in English from the absent parents. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Belize Entry Requirements