VISAS, ENTRY RULES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in Country directory Belize
You need a visa to travel to Belize. A visa to Belize is issued at the British Embassy. Documents for a visa are submitted to the British Visa Application Center, located in Moscow at Bolshoi Savvinsky lane, 12, building 18. Information service: +7 (495) 7847144. The service is open from Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 21.00, calls to the call center paid: 60 rubles per minute, the minimum amount for one call is 120 rubles (including VAT).
The following documents are submitted to the visa center: –
international passport, valid for at least 6 months from the end of the planned trip, with at least one free page for a visa;
-old passports confirming that the tourist has previously traveled abroad;
– a copy of the completed pages of the civil passport;
-1 color photograph 3.5×4.5 cm on a white background with a clearly visible face;
-1 completed application form (printed or completed by hand in block capital letters, in English only);
– a certificate from the place of work on the letterhead of the organization indicating the position held, salary, length of service, date of employment, the period of leave provided and the preservation of the workplace;
– for students – a certificate with the seal of the educational institution;
proof of creditworthiness (recent bank statements, pay stubs or tax documents stamped by the IRS showing that you or your sponsor are able to pay for the trip and that there is enough money to cover accommodation and expenses while in the country, such as yours and your dependents);
– hotel reservation;
– for children under 18 years of age – a notarized consent from the parents (or one of them) to leave the child, if the latter leaves without parents (or with one of them).
The list of required documents can be found here or here.
All accompanying documents to the questionnaire must be submitted with a translation into English.
A visa is usually issued within 2 to 10 business days, up to a maximum of 28 business days. The visa is valid for 30 days, it can be extended for another 30 days on the spot.
Import and export of foreign currency is not limited, import and export of national currency is limited to 100 Belize dollars. Duty-free import of cigarettes is allowed – up to 200 pcs. (or cigars – up to 50 pcs. or tobacco – up to 250 gr.), 1 liter of wine, perfumes and toilet water – one bottle each.
The import and export of drugs, weapons, antiquities and antiques is prohibited without the permission of the relevant organizations, as well as products from raw coral and the corals themselves, sea shells of all kinds and turtle shells.
When departing from Belize, a fee of USD 35 will be charged.
Belize embassy website: http://www.britishembassy.gov.uk/servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1089123874599
Embassy in Belize
Belize, embassy in Moscow
Smolenskaya metro station, Smolenskaya embankment, 10.
Documents for a visa are submitted to the British Visa Application Center located in Moscow at Bolshoy Savvinsky lane, 12, building 18. Information service: +7 (495) 784-71-44. The service operates from Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 21.00, calls to the call center are paid: 60 rubles per minute, the minimum amount for one call is 120 rubles (including VAT).
Belize, Embassy website: http://www.britishembassy.gov.uk/servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1089123874599
Belize, Russian embassy in the country:
There is no Russian embassy in Belize. The nearest Embassy is located in Guatemala:
Guatemala City, CP 01014, 12 calle, 3-40.
Tel.: (8-10-502) 368-14-12.
Fax: (8-10-502) 337-05-58.
Communication in Belize
Telephones that support automatic international communication are located near large shopping centers, hotels, banks and airports. They work with cards.
In order to call Belize from Russia, you need to dial 8 – 10 – 501 – the subscriber’s number.
In order to call from Belize to Russia, you need to dial 00 – 7 – area code – subscriber number.
Emergency Phones in Belize
Unified Rescue Service – 911
Police – 90
HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS
January 1 – New Year
March 9 – Baron Bliss Day (British baron who left most of the capital to the people of Belize)
May 1 – Labor Day
May 24 – Commonwealth Day
September 10 – Public holiday
September 21 – Independence Day
October 12 – National Day Columbus
November 19 – Garifuna Day (in honor of the resettlement of this people from Honduras)
December 25 – Christmas
Tourists are not recommended to travel alone at night.
During excursions to nature protection zones, you must strictly follow the guide.
According to lawschoolsinusa, shops are usually open on weekdays from 08:00 to 21:00 with a lunch break from 12:00 to 13:00. Large shops are open on Saturdays.
in restaurants and hotels range from 10 to 15% of the amount indicated on the bill.
Local people are friendly, calm and patient.
It is highly recommended to take out medical insurance before you travel. There is a risk of contracting dengue fever, dysentery, typhoid, hepatitis A, B and C, and cholera in the country, so you should be careful. Prevention against malaria is worth it. Use only bottled water for drinking, brushing your teeth, and washing fruit.