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Oct 7, 2022

How Much Will New Belizean Passport Cost?

Eamon Courtenay

With a new passport system to be launched in the next two weeks, how much will applicants have to pay for the various service?

Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Immigration

“The cost of the passport, again, like the amnesty, it’s still before Cabinet. We have taken a cabinet paper, there’s a debate, you know how these things are, people are living in very difficult times. Is that an appropriate increase? The flipside of it is that we pay twenty million dollars; we have to recover that money.  Well, you could recover it over a longer period of time. The long and short of it is we will settle on a price that Cabinet believes is reasonable, having regard to the current circumstances and the need to recover the investment. But on the twenty-fourth we will launch and all these details will be finalized, finalizing the legislation for the new passport and I think it will be a tremendous increase and benefit to the Belizean people.  It will be a safe, efficient process, the passport will be fully secure, the biometrics will be embedded in the chip and there will be no more Citizen Kims.”

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