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Belize is welcoming travelers again. All public health measures at Belize’s land and sea entry points, including proof of purchase for the Belize Travel Health Insurance and proof of vaccination are no longer required. See our Health & Safety page for up-to-date details related to COVID-19 and everything else you need to know in order to have the Belize vacation of your dreams.

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Belize Retirement Application Requirements

Application Requirements [NEW]

  • Application Form [Completed, signed and dated for applicant and each dependent] *include application forms
  • Birth Certificate [Notarized or certified copy for applicant and each dependent]
  • Marriage Certificate [Notarized or certified copy]
  • Police Record [Original police record or certificate no older than 6 months from last place of residency for applicant and each dependent]
  • Passport Pages [Notarized or certified copy of complete valid passport including all blank pages for applicant and each dependent]
  • Proof of Income [Certificate of document showing applicant as the recipient of retirement income amounting to a minimum of $2K monthly or $24K annually in an approved foreign currency] 
  • Bank Statement certifying Retirement Income [original or certified copy of international financial statements from financial institute exhibiting the deposit of the sum stated above]
  • Written Undertaking of Deposit to Financial Institution in Belize [Undertaking letter signed by applicant stating the deposit of the requisite funds into a local domestic financial institution] *include draft copy provided by BTB
  • Medical Certificate [Original certificate or lab report of complete physical medical examination inclusive of HIV Test results no older than 3 months required for applicant and each dependent]
  • Two (2) 2”x2” Frontal Passport Photos [1 recent notarized/certified passport photograph and 1 unnotarized/uncertified passport photograph of the same image for applicant and each dependent]

Application Requirements [QRP INVESTOR]

A Qualified Retired Person who desires to carry on business in Belize shall apply in writing to the Belize Tourism Board for approval accompanied by the following   

  • Business Plan [including employment of 5 Belizean Citizens]
  • Proof of Investment Capital [minimum of one million Belize dollars]
  • Proof of Residency [passport pages showing applicant has resided in Belize for at least 90 non-consecutive days]

A Qualified Retired Person granted approval to carry on business in Belize shall

  • Employ Belizean Citizens [minimum of 5]
  • Submit proof of employment of Belizeans to the BTB [within 12 months of approval]
  • Submit proof of business operation [within 18 months of approval]
  • Pay full duties and taxes on any business carried on in Belize

Application Requirements [RENEW]

  • Application Form [Completed, signed and dated for applicant and each dependent]

*include link to application forms

  • Passport Pages [Notarized or certified copy of complete valid passport including all blank pages for applicant and each dependent]
  • Bank Statement [Original or certified copy of annual statement from local dometic licensed financial institution]
  • Two (2) 2”x2” Frontal Passport Photos [1 recent notarized/certified passport photograph and 1 unnotarized/uncertified passport photograph of the same image for applicant and each dependent]

Application Fees [NEW]

  • Application Program Fee — US$150 [per application]
  • Final Program Fees
    • Applicant Fee — US$1000
    • Dependent Fee — US$750
    • QRP ID Card Fee — US$200 [per card]
  • QRP ID Card Renewal Fee — US$25  [annually]                 

*All application fees must be made in US Currency and are non-refundable