Belize FAQs


Where is Belize?

Belize is located in the Western Caribbean just below the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Guatemala borders Belize from the west and south.


How large is Belize?

Belize is approximately 8,866 square miles. Its mainland is approximately 180 miles long and up to 68 miles wide.

How long can I stay in Belize?

Visitors are permitted to stay in Belize for a period not to exceed 30 days. Extensions are routinely granted at Immigration offices located in San Pedro on Ambergris Cayes, Punta Gorda, Belmopan, Orange Walk, and Belize City at a cost of 25 USD monthly for the first 6 months and 50 USD monthly following the first six months after entry in the country.

For more information the Immigration & Nationality Department in Belmopan can be contacted at 501-8-22611/-22423. 

Is Belize law similar to US law?

Belize law is similar to U.S. law and in fact Belize is an Independent British Commonwealth.  Their Government was modeled after the British Parliamentary System.  Also, Belize is an English speaking country with a stable government and growing economy.

What languages are spoken in Belize?

English is the official language in Belize. English is also the language that is taught in schools, and most of the people speak some kind of English dialect. 

Spanish, Maya, Garifuna and Creole are also spoken. 

Spanish is taught in schools and is spoken by many. 

Can I retire in Belize and are there incentives?

Yes, you can retire to Belize and there are many retirement incentives.  The cost of living in Belize is less than in the U.S., but may depend on the standard that you are accustomed to. 

What is the Belize retirement program?

The Belize Retirement Program is created especially for people who wish to live in Belize and can prove permanent and consistent income from investment (abroad and in Belize), pension or other retirement benefits.

Who Qualifies?

Anyone forty-five years and older from the United States of America, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada and Belize can qualify for this program. 

A person who qualifies can also include his or her dependants in the program.  Dependants included spouses and children under the age of eighteen.  However, it can include a person under the age of twenty-three if enrolled in a university.

More Benefits of Retiring in Belize

  • Tax Breaks.
Peaceful Nation.

  • English Speaking.

  • Good Educational System.

  • Sub-tropical Climate all year round.

  • Easy access to land for development and construction of a retirement home.
Close proximity to the United States and Mexico.

  • Strong & stable, Belize Dollar.

  • Abundance of natural resources.

  • Breathtakingly beautiful.

  • Friendly people.

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