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Belize: New Electronic Passport Application Process

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points 

  • The government of Belize will launch a new application process for the issuance of electronically enhanced passports 


On 8 September 2022, the government of Belize announced a new application process for the issuance of electronically enhanced passports through the Electronic Passport Issuance and Control System (e-PICS).  

The new passport will contain an electronic chip that aims to safeguard the holder’s personal information, photograph, and other verification information of the holder. The new passport can be used at “smart gates” at international borders around the world.  

The government will temporarily suspend the acceptance of passport applications from 17 October 2022 until 24 October 2022. After 24 October 2022, new passport applications will be accepted.  

What are the Changes?  

The government of Belize will launch a new passport in October 2022. According to the government update, the new passport will be more secure and aims to create efficient document processing times.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Belize’s website and Envoy's website for the latest updates and information.  

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Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.

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