Embassy of Belize in Mexico

Embajada de Belice en México



Consular Matters

VISITORS | BELIZEAN COMMUNITY

VISITORS

Visas

Consular hours: 9 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Monday-Friday

The Embassy of Belize in Mexico provides consular services to Mexicans, Belizean citizens and other nationals residing in Mexico.

Mexican nationals do not require a visa to enter Belize; however a valid passport is a must. A list of all countries whose nationals are visa exempt can be found here.

For those countries that do require a visa, the following instructions should be read and applied carefully:

  1. Download and complete visa application form signed by the applicant (http://www.mfa.gov.bz/images/documents/belize-visa-applcation-form.pdf) and return to the Embassy of Belize
  2. Original bank deposit slip of visa fee (cash is no longer accepted)
  3. Two recent passport-size photos
  4. Passport valid for at least 6 months
  5. Copy of round trip travel arrangements and accommodations
  6. Bank statement of the last 3 months
  7. Applicant’s passport submitted along with documents above

A visa application fee of US$60 payable in Mexican Pesos at the exchange rate of the day applies. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable, regardless of whether the visa is issued. Please contact the Embassy at (+52 55) 5520-1274 for bank account and depositing information. The processing time for most applications is approximately 1-2 business days. Please note that the maximum stay in Belize granted at the borders or the International Airport is of 30 days; extensions are not processed at these entry points, but at the Immigration Department in Belmopan.

Please note that the above charges and visa processing times do not apply to the nationals of the following countries.

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Bangladesh
  • Bolivia
  • Colombia
  • Cuba
  • Eritrea
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Kenya
  • Korea (North)
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • People's Republic of China (PRC)
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand

It is recommended that applicants from the countries listed above, contact the Embassy in order to establish visa processing times and fees.

Disclaimer

The Embassy of Belize cannot guarantee that passports will be processed within 1-2 business days and will not accept liability for any loss incurred as a result of delays in processing or delivery.

Required Vaccinations

Visitors should be vaccinated primarily against MMR (particularly Measles and Rubella).

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared Polio an international health emergency. All residents or long term visitors (>4 weeks) coming from Cameroon, Pakistan and Syria are required to receive a dose of either of the two polio vaccines four weeks-to-12 months before traveling, and proof of such immunization. Although not mandatory at this time, residents and visitors from Afghanistan, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Israel, Somalia and Nigeria are encouraged to do the same.

A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate (these are valid for 10 years after vaccination) is only required for travellers coming from a country with risk of Yellow Fever transmission. These include:

AFRICA - Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda.

AMERICAS - Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela.

BELIZEAN COMMUNITY

Nationality

Qualified non-citizens may apply for nationality. They may eligible through one of three ways:

  1. Through descent
  2. Through marriage
  3. Through registration

1. Descent

The Belizean Nationality Act 1981 and its subsequent Amendment Act No. 15 of 1985 govern citizenship by Descent. Citizenship by Descent has both pre-independence and post-independence provisions and these can be located in Sections 4 and 5 of the Act.

Pre-Independence:

  • Parents: Any child born outside of Belize before 21st September 1981 of Belizean Parentage (either father or mother) may claim citizenship under Section 4(3) of the Belize Nationality Act 1981.
  • Grandparents: Any child born outside of Belize before 21st September, 1981 and either his father or mother’s parent was Belizean at the time of his birth, may claim Citizenship through the Belizean grandparent under Section 4(4).

Post-Independence:

  • Parents: Any child born on or after 21st September, 1981 outside of Belize of Belizean Parentage (either father or mother) may claim citizenship through their parent under Section 5(2).

2. Marriage

Pre-Independence:

  • Husband: Any non-Belizean woman who was married before 21st September, 1981 to a Belizean man may claim through her husband under Section 4(5).

Post-Independence:

  • Spouse: Any non-Belizean who was married on or after 21st September, 1981 to a Belizean may claim Belizean nationality through marriage. The following apply to qualify:
    • Must be married for a minimum of one year prior to date of application.
    • Proof of one year residence in the country (Belize).

3. Registration

The following may qualify:

  • Proof of five (5) years legal residency in the country immediately preceding the date of application.

or

  • Under the Nationality Act Section 12(4), if any of the applicant’s parents has received Nationality and the applicant is now over 18 years of age, he/she can apply if he/she was a minor at the time the parent received Nationality.

Vital Records

Direct assistance in obtaining copies of documents such as Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates are not provided by the Embassy, but can be obtained directly through the Vital Statistics Department in Belize City.

In instances where certification of documents issued by Belizean authorities is necessary, the Embassy of Belize can assist free of cost. The Embassy however, does not Apostille documents. The competent authority in this case is the Registrar General in Belize.

There are consulting firms which can assist in obtaining vital records and in the apostilling of documents for a fee. Please note that this is a private and independent service, and all arrangements must be made directly with the consultant. Contact information is provided below.

Consultant

Name: Ms. Mercedes Romero

Mobile Number: (+501) 601-9865

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Vital Statistics Unit

Addresses: Belmopan Hospital, Belmopan City

New Road and Hydes Lane, Belize City

Tel: (+501) 223-5625 or (+501) 223-7405

Fax: (+501) 223-5635

Supreme Court and General Registry

Address: Regent Street, Belize City

Tel: (+501)227-7377 or (+501) 227-2053

Fax: (+501) 227-0181

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Emergency Travel Documents

Affidavits can be provided as emergency travel documents for Belizeans whose passports are reported lost or stolen. This document serves only to travel back to Belize and is not valid for travelling to, or remaining in other countries. Contact the Embassy at (+52 55) 5520-1274 or 5520-1346 for further information.