- The government of Belize will launch a new application process for the issuance of electronically enhanced passports
On September 8, 2022, the government of Belize announced a new application process for the issuance of electronically enhanced passports through the Electronic Passport Issuance and Control System (e-PICS).
The new passport will contain an electronic chip that aims to safeguard the holder’s personal information, photograph, and other verification information of the holder. The new passport can be used at “smart gates” at international borders worldwide.
The government will temporarily suspend the acceptance of passport applications from October 17, 2022, until October 24, 2022. After October 24, 2022, new passport applications will be accepted.
What are the Changes?
The government of Belize will launch a new passport in October 2022. According to the government update, the new passport will be more secure and aims to create efficient document processing times.
Continue to check the government of Belize’s website for the latest updates and information.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Government of Belize Press Office