FAQ: How long can I stay in Belize? PDF Print E-mail


Visitors are permitted to stay in Belize for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days. The following category of persons may be granted by the Immigration Department extensions of up to three (3) months at a time. These three months would be after the period given by the Immigration Officer at the port of entry.

  1. Persons living in remote areas away from the Immigration Office
  2. Potential Investors
  3. Business persons
The above is on the strict understanding that the applicant present himself /herself in person and satisfies the officer that the necessary funds (US$50.00 per person per day) are available for the duration of the period requested, as well as, a ticket to their onward destination. Extensions are granted at a cost of BZ$25.00.

To obtain a visitor's permit, an application must be submitted to the:

Belize Immigration and Nationality Department
Belmopan, Cayo District
Belize, Central America
Telephone 011-501-822-2423
Fax: 011-501-822-2662

Since visa requirements are subject to change, please contact the Belize Embassy for up-to-date information at:

OR Contact:

The Belize Embassy
2535 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20008
Telephone: (202) 332-9636
Fax: (202) 332-6741