Belize: Qualified Retired Person (QLP) (Remote Work Visa)
Though not technically a remote work visa, people over age 45 with $2,000 per month in passive income (or $24,000 bank balance for each year) can move to Belize indefinitely, with the right to work remotely.
- Bring family
- 1 month per year required residency
- 0% offshore income tax
- 0% capital gains, inheritance tax
- Unlimited entry and exit
- Sunny weather and beautiful beaches
People with passive income can move indefinitely to Belize with the Qualified Retired Person (QLP) program. This program is for retirees, but applicants do have the right to work remotely in Belize (and pay 0% tax on their worldwide income). This is not a path to Permanent Residence in Belize.
Belize is a paradise for active nature lovers, with a beautiful Caribbean coast, 450 islands, Mayan ruins, and extensive nature reserves covering 1/3 of the country. Divers rave about Belize’s unspoiled coral reefs and the Blue Hole, one of the world’s top dive sites.
Fixed broadband: 41.76 Mbps download/34.08 Mbps upload
Cost of living
No. 55 globally
Applicant must be at least 45 years old.
$24,000 per year transferred to Belize for living expenses, either in 1 lump sum or in monthly payments.
Must reside in Belize for at least 30 consecutive days each year.
This is not a path to Permanent Residence.
- $1,350 in total for a single applicant ($150 application fee, $1,000 upon acceptance, and $200 for card issuance)
- $750 per dependent, upon acceptance.
Apply at the Belize Tourism Board in Belize City. Pay the fees there in cash or check.
- Application forms
- Passport for all applicants
- Proof of family relationships, such as marriage and birth certificates
- Police check from country of residence (completed in the past month)
- Proof of income, such as official bank statement indicating pension or annuity
- Written undertaking to deposit $2,000 per month or $24,000 per year in Belize
- Medical check, including HIV tests for applicant and dependents
- Photos (4 front and 4 profile) for applicant and dependents