Visitors to Belize require a valid passport and in some instances a visa may be required. Travelers are welcome to stay in Belize for up to 30 days prior to requesting an extension to their visit. Under most circumstances monthly extensions are granted routinely for periods of up to 6 months.
United States and Canadian citizens, nationals of Caricom countries and of the European Community member nations (Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, UK, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Finland, Sweden) do not require visas.
Visas are required for nationals of the following countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Haiti, Honduras, India, Japan, Korea (North and South), Libya, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine and Zaire. (Subject to change)
The following category of persons may be granted by the Belize Immigration Department extensions of up to three (3) months at a time. These three months would be after the thirty day period given by the Immigration Officer at the port of entry.
Persons living in remote areas
The above is on the understanding that the applicant presents himself /herself in person and satisfies the requirement that the necessary funds (US $50.00 per person per day) are available for the duration of the extension in Belize.
Applicant(s) must also have a ticket to their onward destination from Belize.
Extensions are granted at a cost of US $50.00 per month.
Since visa requirements are subject to change, please contact the Belize Consuls and Embassies for up-to-date information.