Belize Travel & Visa Requirements
Belize is a very easy country to travel to and US & Canadian travelers do not require any visas when traveling to Belize. Actually, most countries and passports are able to travel to Belize freely and without a visa for 30 days.
If you are visiting Belize as a tourist, you do not require a visa. When you enter Belize, you are issued a 30-day tourist visa in your passport. If visitors planning to stay longer than 30 days, they must have their passport re-stamped by a local immigration office. If you are extending your Belize stay longer than 30 days, the passport must be issued a new stamp, and pay an additional fee for every additional month they wish to stay. Visitors are able to continue to renew their tourist visa if they want to stay in Belize, without restrictions on length (as long as they get their visa renewed).
This makes it very easy for people planning on relocating to Belize as they have no restrictions when it comes to the length of stay and duration. You can continue to renew your Belize tourist visa every month or have a new stamp every time you leave Belize and travel back.
Do I Require a Passport to Travel to Belize?
If you are visiting Belize as a tourist, you must have a valid passport and the passport must be valid for more than 6 months.
Do I Require a Visa to Travel to Belize?
There is no Visa or Travel Visa required when traveling to Belize. When you enter Belize (by air, land, or sea) you are issued a tourist visa for 30 days. You can renew this visa every month at a local immigration office. Some countries have a maximum of 30 days without a visa and no visa is required for Belize travel.
Please keep in mind that while a visa is not required, travelers to Belize must have:
- Hold a valid passport that is still valid for at least six months on entry
- The passport must have one blank visa page
- Hold proof of onward/return flights
- Hold all documents required for the next destination (if you are connecting to somewhere else)
- You may be asked for proof of sufficient funds relative to your intended length of stay
Visitors and travelers to Belize from the US & Canada will learn how easy travel to Belize really is. Canadian & American travelers must possess a passport valid for a period of a minimum of 30 days if the person is not traveling in transit to a third country that requires six months validity. This is attractive to many tourists as North Americans visiting Belize are only required to have a passport for 30-day validity.
In addition to a valid passport, tourists visiting Belize must have a return ticket with sufficient funds to cover their stay. When arriving in Belize, visitors are given a one-month stay, after which an extension can be applied for with the Immigration Department. Most of the top destinations and municipalities have a local immigration office that can renew tourist visa. For example in San Pedro & Ambergris Caye, the office is right across from the Tropic Air terminal.
Visitors who are citizens from the United States and its territories, Canada, the United Kingdom and its territories, European Union, Caribbean, and Central American countries do not require any visas when traveling to Belize. For visitors driving/boating into Belize from Guatemala or Mexico, a temporary importation permit for the vehicle (boat or vehicle) must be secured at the point of entry. This permit is valid for 30 days. No specific immunizations are required for visitors to Belize.
If you will be staying and visiting Belize longer than 30 days, you will need to visit an Immigration Office to extend your stay in Belize. Most towns and destinations have a local immigration office that can facilitate the process and renewal. The permit required to extend your stay in Belize beyond 30 days is the ‘Belize Visitor’s Permit Extension.’
Exemption for Belize Entry Visa:
- If you hold a valid multiple entry visa or Permanent Residence Card from the United States of America.
- If you hold a valid multiple-entry Schengen visa
- If you hold a valid multiple entry visa or Permanent Residence Card from Canada
American Entry / Exit Requirements to Belize
All U.S. citizens traveling to Belize must have a valid passport. Belize does not require US Passport Holders to apply for or have a visa. There are no visas required for citizens of the United States for tourist visits of up to 30 days.
U.S. citizens traveling with a minor may be asked by Belize immigration officials to show U.S. birth certificates. When children and minors are not traveling with both parents, immigration officials (in any jurisdiction) often request signed documentation to establish the children are traveling with the permission of both parents. Examples of documentation may include notarized letters from the parent(s), custody or adoption papers, or death certificates in situations where one or both parents are deceased.
Visa Requirements by Country
To learn more about Belize visa requirements and if you require a Visa to visit Belize. Check on your country of nationality to see if you require a visa to visit Belize in the link below.