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New rules for new Belize passports

hulseThe Belizean public will learn the ins and outs of getting a new passport through an education campaign that the Department of Immigration and Nationality will be conducting throughout the country.
This campaign will familiarize Belizeans with the changes in the new application form, and the ways in which the application process has been improved.
It is expected that the new procedures to acquire a new Belize passport will make it more difficult for non-Belizean citizens to get a passport to which they are not entitled.
The minister responsible for Immigration, Minister of Labor, Local Government, and Rural Development Senator Godwin Hulse, signed Statutory Instrument No. 16 on January 17, and it was published in the Government Gazette on January 19.
The ministry will announce the timeline for this campaign later, but the new rules take effect on Friday, March 1.

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