PUBLIC NOTICE: Passport Services Temporarily Suspended


The Embassy of Belize in Washington, D.C . hereby informs the general public that effective September 16, 2022 passport services across the United States of America will be temporarily suspended in preparation of the roll out of the new Electronic Passport Issuance and Control System (ePICS) being implemented in Belize.


The new ePICS system and ePassports will be more secure and will allow for efficient processing through modern border management systems. It will be a symbol of national pride for Belizeans and will establish a bond of trust between Belize and those countries reading it. Furthermore, it will open Belizeans to travel globally with less restrictions.


This initiative is in line with the strategic plans of the Ministry and the Department of Nationality and Passports, the Global Compact on Migration, the Government of Belize’s eGovernance strategy, and Plan Belize’s immigration policy as well as international and regional agreements that advance Belize’s development. The Embassy of Belize in Washington DC apologizes for any inconvenience this disruption may cause and aims to resume services with our new system as soon as possible.


If you have any questions please contact (202)-332-9636 or reception.usa@mfa.gov.bz


Thank you.