Investment Visa Overview

Belize Residency & Citizenship options

Belize has a lot to offer residents. The country is known for its natural beauty, with pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and Maya ruins. Belize is also a safe and stable country, with a low crime rate and a government that is friendly to foreigners. In addition, Belize has a very favorable tax regime for retirees and investors.

Program 1
  • Name
    Qualified Retired Person Incentive Program
  • Description

    The Qualified Retired Person Incentive Program offers certain benefits, including a reduced rate of income tax, exemption from capital gains tax, and preferential treatment for certain types of investment income. As a result, Belize is an attractive destination for people with passive income or retirees.

  • Requirements

    The Belize Tourism Board awards resident permits to adults 45 and older who can demonstrate a foreign source pension or annuity or other approved source of income of at least USD2,000 per month under the Qualified Retired Person Incentive Program (QPR).

  • Validity
    1 year, after that PR
  • Investment Type
    Income
  • Avg. Processing Time
    4 months
  • Investment Amount
    $2000/month
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    N/A
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    180 days of the year
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
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Passport Overview

According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Belizean passport is now ranked 55th. It allows citizens of 101 countries to travel without a visa. As a result, it receives a mediocre mobility rating. Visa-free travel and visas on arrival are available to Belizean passport holders in countries such as Singapore, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Israel, and Ireland. Belizean passport holders, on the other hand, need a visa to enter around 128 countries throughout the world, which necessitates fairly extensive trip planning. The European Union as a whole, the United States, and Australia are all visa-required destinations.

Passport Rank

55

Visa Free Countries

101

Mobility Stats
  • Dual Citizenship Allowed?
    Yes
  • Visa Free Destinations
    72
  • Visa on Arrival
    28
  • Visa Online
    1
  • Visa Required
    20
  • Visa Free Access
    UK
  • World Surface Area Reachable
    25%
  • Unesco Heritage Sites Access
    23%
Passport Ranking Factors

Belize Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries Belize passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those Belize passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization is added up to determine the Belize passport ranking relative to other global passports (eTA). There are 72 Belize passport visa-free countries, 28 Belize visa-on-arrival countries, and one eTA destination currently available. Belize passport holders can visit a total of 101 countries, either without a visa, with a visa on arrival, or with an electronic travel authorization (eTA). As a result, the Belize passport is ranked 55th in the world. In addition to these Belize visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, Belize passport holders must also apply for a physical visa or an eVisa to visit 128 other countries (i.e. visa required countries).

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  • CBD Available?
    No
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