Work Permit Requirements
For Private Individuals- Request Appointment to discuss this matter.
For Directors and Managers of a Local Company (Chapter 250)
- Applications are submitted to the Labour Department
- Applicants must have a valid passport and updated visa entry
- The Belize work permit is valid for only one year
- A Work Permit is not renewable. Applicants must apply every year (if required)
- After recieving your 2nd Work Permit, you are entitled to apply for Permanent Residence.
- The Local Company should be formed and the relevant licenses should be obtained and attached to the Business Plan before submitting application to BELTRAIDE.
- Once the Local Company approval has been received from BELTRAIDE applicants will be required to attend an interview with the Labour Department. All documents must be available at the interview.
- This process takes approximately 2 – 3 months before we receive a response from the Labor Department. We are to advise that additional documents may be requested by the Labour Department at a later date depending on the nature of the business
- During this time you will be required to extend your passport stamp with the Immigration Department.
- Once the application is approved a fee of US $1,000.00 is to be paid to the Government at the Immigration Department.
- Once the application is approved, the business will be registered at the Income Tax Department and obtain its Trade Identification Number.
- Applicants will be required to apply for their Social Security Card in the district the business will be operating. Note: The social security card is only valid for one year.
|Work Permit Processing fee in Belize City
US $ 800.00
|Administrative & Miscellaneous Expenses
(Courier, Telephone, Stamp, Photocopy, Labour Dept. Fee, Fax)
US $ 100.00
US $ 900.00
|General Sales Tax (12.5% of $900.00)
US $ 112.50
US $ 1012.50
If the business will be operating in a District other than the Belize District additional fees will be required.
RE-APPLICATION FEE (2nd Year)
The cost to re-apply is as follows:
| Processing Fee
||US $ 500.00
||US $ 100.00
|General Sales Tax (12.5% of $700.00)
||US $ 75.00
||US $ 675.00
The Annual Fees to be paid to the Government upon approval of the permit is BZ $2,000.00.