Department of Immigration and Nationality Services Responds to False Claims of Passport Sales

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Belmopan. September 26, 2016. In a Facebook post titled “Second Passport, Citizenship & Residency in Belize” dated 24th September, 2016 by a website “IPC Belize”, the company claims to be able to provide a Belize passport for sale at US $8,900.00 each.Passport-Application-1

The Government of Belize through the Department of Immigration and Nationality Services categorically state that there is no such programme nor is there any intent to offer Belize passports for sale through any Economic Citizenship Programme or any other programme or agent.

The Constitution of Belize was amended via Act 39 of 2001, Gazetted 2nd January 2002, to remove the Economic Citizenship Program from the Constitution and by extension the Belizean Nationality Act, Chapter 161 of the Laws of Belize.

The only method of obtaining Belizean Nationality by Registration or Descent is in accordance with Chapter 161 of the Belize Nationality Act.

It should be further noted that diligent search at the Companies Registry of Belize does not show any company registered to conduct business in Belize under the name “IPC Belize”. Therefore any person seeking to acquire Belizean citizenship through that company does so at his own risk.

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