BELIZE

VISA REQUIRED

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NATIONALITY: 
DESTINATION: BELIZE
PURPOSE OF TRIP: FAMILY VISIT

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IMPORTANT

PLEASE READ THE RED FLAGS SECTION BELOW CAREFULLY

  • VISA VALIDITY

3 months, single entry / 6 months, multiple entry.

All visa issuance is subject to consular discretion. 

  • APPOINTMENT REQUIREMENT

 Please note that he Belize High Commission in London only accepts visa applications via an appointment system. Your visa agent will work with you to ensure this is arranged / your application is filed accordingly and in line with your travel plans. You are not required to attend the appointment, unless requested.

  • EMBASSY WEEKLY CLOSURE

The Belize High Commission in London is closed on Friday for all matters – this can impact collection of approved applications / processing times. 

NEXT STEPS

(REVIEW PROCESS) / RECEIPT OF ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS:

FAMILY VISIT VISA REQUIREMENTS

Original passport. This must:

  • be valid for at least six months beyond your intended entry date
  • have at least two blank visa pages

Two original recent 2 inches x 2 inches colour photographs. These must:

  • be taken within the last month
  • be taken against a plain light background and printed on photographic paper
  • show full frontal face, have a neutral expression and your mouth closed
  • have eyes open and free from reflection or glare from glasses
  • not have hair in front of face or have a head covering (unless it’s for religious or medical reasons)

DO NOT ATTACH THE PHOTOGRAPHS TO THE APPLICATION FORM

Signed and fully completed original application form. Please see attached: Belize – Visa Application Form

1. For employees: a letter from your employer (see below)

Signed and completed original proof of employment letter from your home employer. This must be signed by a member of your HR, or a member of your management team. If the latter, this person must be at least a manager grade and/or at least the same grade as yourself, and must be aware of your trip.

Please see template attached: Afghanistan – Proof of Employment letter. Alternatively, the letter must include the following information:

  • Addressed to the ”The Embassy of Afghanistan, London”
  • Letter needs to be on home employer headed paper
  • Letter need to be signed by authorised signatory of the home employer
  • Purpose of visit
  • Confirm the applicant is an employee of the company
  • Applicant’s name and nationality
  • Start date of employment and job title 
  • Passport number and DOB
  • Start & Expiry date of the passport
  • Dates of travel to Afghanistan and scheduled return date to work
OR

2. For students: a letter from your current educational establishment 

Clear colour copy of signed and completed invite letter from your inviting party. 

Family and friends must show a clear connection with the applicant and include a copy of their passport / Social Security Card. 

Proof of valid travel insurance. It must:

  • clearly show the applicant’s name
  • be valid for travel to Belize and must cover the entire period of the applicant’s intended stay

A clear colour copy is acceptable.

Clear colour copy of valid flight booking and travel itinerary. 

Clear colour copy of hotel confirmation or full contact details of host in Belize. 

Clear colour copies of your last 3 months bank statements as a proof of sufficient fundsThese must:

  • show a positive balance / sufficient amount to cover the expenses during the intended stay in Belize and for the return to the UK
  • clearly state your name, address 
Bank statements which are downloaded from the internet should be stamped/certified by the bank.

Valid proof of UK residence. This must be presented as your valid UK residency visa in your passport / in the form of a valid UK Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) card. A clear colour copy is acceptable.

 This must be valid for at least six months beyond your intended entry date.

RED FLAGS

Travellers may be visa exempt for stay of up to 30 days in Belize provided the below is met: 

  •  Any person who is the holder of a valid United States of America (USA) multiple entry visa OR a Permanent USA Residency Card OR a valid Schengen multiple entry visa for a European Union (EU) member state.

PROCESSING TIMES / FEES

All consular fees are non-refundable once the application has been submitted. 

Please click here to see our pricing structure for cancelled cases.

Up to 4 weeks service:

3 months, single entry

Global visaz service fees
Consular fees

£160.00 excl. VAT
£75.00 incl. VAT

6 months, multiple entry

Global visaz service fees
Consular fees

180.00 excl. VAT
£125.00 incl. VAT

GREAT BLUE HOLE

  BELIZE
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GREAT BLUE HOLE

The Great Blue Hole is a giant marine sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll 70 km (43 mi) from the mainland and Belize City. The hole is circular in shape, 318 m (1,043 ft) across and 124 m (407 ft) deep. It was formed during several episodes of quaternary glaciation when sea levels were much lower. Analysis of stalactites found in the Great Blue Hole shows that formation took place 153,000; 66,000; 60,000; and 15,000 years ago. As the ocean began to rise again, the cave was flooded. The Great Blue Hole is a part of the larger Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, a World Heritage Site of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). This site was made famous by Jacques Cousteau, who declared it one of the top five scuba diving sites in the world. In 1971 he brought his ship, the Calypso, to the hole to chart its depths. Investigations by this expedition confirmed the hole's origin as typical karst limestone formations, formed before rises in sea level in at least four stages, leaving ledges at depths of 21 m (69 ft), 49 m (161 ft), and 91 m (299 ft).

PROCESSING TIMES / FEES

All consular fees are non-refundable once the application has been submitted. Please click here to see our pricing structure for cancelled cases.

7 business days service:

Global visaz service fees:
£160.00 excl. VAT

Consular fees: see attachment here (by nationality and visa validity)

ST MARTIN'S ISLAND

  BAY OF BENGAL
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ST MARTIN'S ISLAND

St. Martin's Island is a small island (area only 8 km2) in the northeastern part of the Bay of Bengal, about 9 km south of the tip of the Cox's Bazar-Teknaf peninsula, and forming the southernmost part of Bangladesh. There is a small adjoining island that is separated at high tide, called Chera Dwip. It is about 8 kilometres (5 miles) west of the northwest coast of Myanmar, at the mouth of the Naf River. The first settlement started 250 years ago by Arabian sailors who named the island 'Jazeera'. During British occupation the island was named St. Martin Island. During the First Anglo-Burmese War between the British and Burmese empires in 1824–1826, rival claims to the island were a major factor. The local names of the island are "Narikel jinjira" which means 'Coconut Island' in Bengali, and "Daruchini Dwip" which means "Cinnamon island" in Bengali. It is the only coral island in Bangladesh.It is also the southernmost part among Extreme Points of Bangladesh. Most of the island's approximately 3,700 inhabitants live primarily from fishing. The other staple crops are rice and coconut. Being very common on the island, algae are collected, dried, and exported to Myanmar. Between October and April, the fishermen from neighboring areas bring their caught fishes to the island's temporary wholesale market. However, imports of chicken, meat and other foods come in from the mainland Bangladesh and Myanmar (Burma). As the centre and the south are mainly farmland and makeshift huts, most of the permanent structures are around the far north. During the rainy season, because of the dangerous conditions on the Bay of Bengal, the inhabitants have no scope to go to the mainland (Teknaf) and their life can become dangerous. There is a hospital on the island, but in the past there has often been no doctor.