Retiring in Belize: How to Settle Down in Paradise of Sun and Sea
Monday, 18 July 2011 19:54
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Do you imagine settling down in a place with warm blue waters of the Caribbean Sea? Do you picture yourself sipping a tall cocktail glass while digging your toes in powdery white sand? Do you like the idea of always getting up to a beautiful sunrise and just living the peaceful, worry-free existence in a gorgeous tropical resort?  If you like that and more, then why not decide to retire in Belize?

Retiring in Belize means you never have to worry about a cold winter day. The warm weather here will always cheer you up. The hustle and bustle of the city is forgotten and you wake up to an easy-going lifestyle with a carefree vibe. If you go to Belize and get to know the chill, free-spirited locals, you will find out that it would be nice to live the same lifestyle as them. If you are kind of curious about retiring in Belize, let us guide you in how to explore the possibilities of settling here. Before retiring in Belize, try to go on a vacation here first to get a feel of the place.

One way to get a first-hand experience of the Belize Caribbean waters is to apply for a Belize tourist card. A Belize tourist card is the easiest way to enter Belize and stay for up to a certain period of time, without really committing to live here. In this way, you can time your schedule by weeks or months.  What you need to do is get a one month card entry. This Belize one month card entry is given free of charge. When you have used up your stay, you can go to the Belize immigration office and have the card renewed. You just pay a US $25 fee and you will receive a Belize visitor's pass for six months. When you pay the initial $25 fee, you pay a $50 fee every month after the initial application.

When you exceed more than six months of stay in Belize, the government will ask you to register as a “resident alien.” Guests from countries that are part of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are privileged to be able to just get a tourist card without the need for getting a tourist visa. The members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are citizens from the USA, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Norway, UK, Venezuela, Costa Rica and New Zealand. If you are not a citizen of these countries, then you have to apply for a tourist visa in advance.

When you get your visa, you can begin your worry-free resort living and enjoy what this magical place, Belize, has to offer. Then, you can think of retiring here. So, good luck and do nothing but have fun under the Belize sun!


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