Thursday, July 2, 2009

MEXICO LIFTS VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR BELIZEANS

EMBASSY OF MEXICO IN BELIZE


The decision was made within the context of good vicinity and in the spirit of strengthening its ties of friendship with Belize. Consular stamps and visas are not required on Belizeans passports.


Belmopan, 1 July 2009- The Embassy of Mexico informs that the Government of Mexico has decided to eliminate the visa requirement for Belizeans traveling to Mexico and today the Embassy has sent a diplomatic note to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, officially communicating this decision which not only benefits the bilateral relation by deepening the ties of friendship, cooperation, understanding and exchange, but also increases the migratory flows between both countries. Likewise, with this decision, the Mexican government honors the existing bilateral agreement for the suppression of visas.


Therefore, Belizeans will no longer need a visa or a consular stamp to travel as a tourist or in transit through Mexican territory to another country. To do this, they will only need to have a valid Belizean passport and fill out the corresponding Immigration form which is obtained free of cost at any of the points of entry into Mexico: borders, maritime ports or international airports.


Belizeans who have an FMVL card (Forma Migratoria de Visitante Local) can continue using it in the usual manner to travel exclusively to Quintana Roo with a maximum stay of 72 hours. However, Belizeans who wish to work, study, or do business in Mexico, will need to apply for the appropriate migratory form:


The FM3 for doing business or studying in Mexico can be obtained at the Consular Section of the Embassy of Mexico.


The FMTF to work in the states of Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche and Quintana Roo can be obtained at the offices of the National Institute of Immigration (Instituto Nacional de Migración, INM), in those states.


Any questions concerning the new dispositions are to be addressed to the Consular Section of the Embassy of Mexico, at 223-0193 or 223-0194.

--ooo0O0ooo---

EMBAJADA DE MÉXICO EN BELICE

C O M U N I C A D O D E P R E N S A

No. 2009 / 23

MEXICO SUPRIME EL REQUISITO DE VISA A BELICEÑOS

La medida se da en el contexto de una buena vecindad y con el ánimo de estrechar los lazos de amistad con Belice.

* No se requiere visa ni sello consular en los pasaportes beliceños.


Belmopan, 1° de julio de 2009.- La Embajada de México informa que el Gobierno de México ha decidido eliminar el requisito de visa para beliceños que requieran viajar a México, por lo que el día de hoy ha remitido una nota diplomática al Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y Comercio Exterior, comunicando formalmente esta medida que no sólo beneficia la relación bilateral al profundizar los lazos de amistad, cooperación, entendimiento e intercambio existentes, sino también, incrementar los flujos migratorios entre los dos países. Asimismo, con la decisión, el gobierno mexicano honra el acuerdo bilateral de supresión de visas existente.


En consecuencia, los beliceños no necesitarán visa ni sello consular para viajar en calidad de turistas o en tránsito a través del territorio mexicano hacia otro país. Para hacerlo, deberán contar con pasaporte beliceño y llenar la forma migratoria correspondiente que se obtiene de manera gratuita en los puntos de entrada a México, en cualquier frontera, en los puertos marítimos o en los aeropuertos internacionales.


Los beliceños que cuentan con la tarjeta FMVL (Forma Migratoria de Visitante Local), podrán seguir utilizándola de la manera acostumbrada para viajar exclusivamente a Quintana Roo hasta por 72 horas. Sin embargo, los beliceños que deseen trabajar, estudiar o realizar negocios en México, deberán tramitar la forma migratoria correspondiente:


La FM3 para negocios y estudiar en México se obtiene en la Sección Consular de la Embajada de México.


La FMTF para trabajar en los estados de Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche y Quintana Roo, se obtiene en las oficinas del Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM), en esos estados.


Cualquier pregunta sobre estas nuevas disposiciones deberá dirigirse a la Sección Consular de la Embajada de México a los teléfonos (501) 223-0193 y 223- 0194.

4 comments:

Caroline said...

This is great news. I need to get my Belizean passport. Some of my cousins have theirs already.

Ray said...

Very interesting. Wonder how this will work since Belize is now changing to the Caricom Passport. It will no longer be a Belize Passport.

Ray

Jane said...

Even though it will be a Caricom Passport having the Caricom logo the words Caribbean Community; it will still say BELIZE and will have OUR coat of arms on the cover. It will be a national passport, I don't think it should be any different. Check this link for more info http://www.lovefm.com/ndisplay.php?nid=9612

Linda Crawford said...

Ray,

Thanks very much for your comment.

Today I spoke to the Belize Consul General in Los Angeles and there is no need to worry. Jane is exactly right, it will still be a national passport. It will work the same way as the European Union, each country's passport will remain a national passport.

Linda