Places in Belize

Belize Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
EU Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes No

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To enter Belize, a passport valid for six months beyond the intended length of stay is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Passport note

All travellers are required to show evidence of sufficient funds (see below) and proof of return or onward ticket at the point of entry.


Visas to Belize are not required by all nationals referred to in the chart above and nationals of their overseas territories for stays of up to 30 days.

Types and cost

Single-entry: £60 plus £7 shipping fee; multiple-entry: £110 plus £7 shipping fee.


Single-entry visas are valid for three months from the date of issue; multiple-entry visas are valid for six months from the date of issue.


There is no transit visa for nationals in the above chart. If you are in transit you should not leave the airport, as you will then be liable to the departure tax. If you are staying for fewer than seven days you can get an In Transit stamp and your exit fee will be reduced.

Application to

For nationalities that require a visa, applications should be made to your nearest Belize embassy or high commission. You must show your travel itinerary and accommodation booking confirmation.

Working days

Allow three to four weeks for visa processing.

Sufficient funds

Theoretically, everyone is required to prove they have sufficient funds to cover their stay, which you can demonstrate with bank statements. In practice, you’ll almost never be asked.

Extension of stay

Nationals stated in the above chart are able to extend their stay by 30 days at any immigration office in the country; you should do this at least two to three days before your original 30-day period expires.

Entry with children

Adults travelling with children who are not legally their own must have a letter of consent from the children’s parents. Children under 18 travelling with only one parent require the written consent of the other parent. Children under 18 travelling alone must have a passport and letter of parental consent.

Entry with pets

Pets must come with a vet’s certificate issued in their country of origin. Pet owners must also have an import permit for their animal from the Belize Agricultural Health Authority.

Embassies and tourist offices

British High Commission in Belize
Telephone: (501) 822 2981/2717/2147. Website: Opening times: Mon-Thurs 0800-1200 and 1300-1600, Fri 0800-1400; Mon-Thur 0900-1100 (consular section).
Embassy of Belize in the USA
Telephone: (202) 332 9636. Website: Opening times: Mon-Thurs 0900-1700, Fri 0900-1630.
Belize High Commission in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7723 3603. Website: Opening times: Mon-Fri 1000-1800; Mon-Fri 1000-1300 (consular section).

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.