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October 7, 2022

New E-passports to be launched on October 24; no more long lines, promises Minister, but possibly higher prices

But in recent years it has proven more difficult to get than to use, with long lines a feature at the Immigration Department’s primary offices in [...]
August 31, 2022

Passport services for Belizeans in the U.S. temporarily suspended as preparations commence for new ePICS system

“The new ePICS system and ePassports will be more secure and will allow for efficient processing through modern border management systems. It will be a symbol [...]
May 23, 2022

Immigration amnesty coming – many will be called, few will be chosen

The process promises permanent residency for those who qualify – but not everyone will, the Minister said.
April 7, 2022

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration says more Cubans using Belize to get to the U.S., Mexico

It is part of a wider rise in the number of Cuban and other nationals entering Belize irregularly since the reopening of land borders in February.
January 31, 2022

Last group of Venezuelans in immigration debacle sent to Panama

A statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration, notes that the Venezuelans had originally traveled to Belize from Panama, in a [...]
January 24, 2022

COPA flight asylum seekers flee to Mexico; Government chides UN refugee agency for escape blunder

Consequently, they never visited the Refugees Department to apply for asylum.
January 24, 2022

Government of Belize returns majority of COPA flight migrants to Panama; others request refugee status

In a statement, the Government said 19 Venezuelan nationals, a Moroccan and a Dominican Republic national were flown separately back to Panama. The Dominican, who had [...]
January 21, 2022

Preparations continue for Immigration amnesty program

An amnesty program proposes to get these individuals on the national roster and provide them with permanent residence, which in five years would lead to citizenship [...]