Embassies and Consulates in Belize

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In most of the countries you will find diplomatic missions, which usually refers to an embassy and/or a consulate. Diplomatic bodies represent other country interests in Belize, with the aim of strengthening international relations between the states and providing services for their citizens in Belize.

Embassies and consulates are considered legal territories of their home countries. They are not "foreign territory" but they are protected and considered the property of the country using them, meaning that Belize does not have jurisdiction over the embassy or consulate of another country.

What is the difference between Embassy and Consulate

The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations international treaty defines the diplomatic mission’s purpose and framework. The various diplomatic missions offer several services and carry out different missions. For example:

  • Embassy: This is the primary diplomatic representation of a country’s government and is headed by an ambassador. An embassy is the main location for a diplomatic presence of one country in another. A country has at most one embassy in another country, and is always established in the capital city of the host country. In the absence of a consulate in a country, the embassy has also a consular section to carry out all the relevant consular services (see below).
  • Consulate General: This is a diplomatic mission, headed by a consul that provides a full range of services such as: issuing passports/visas, keeping birth and marriage records, assisting expats, providing legal information, translations etc. It can be located in any major city of the host country, although often in the capital city (in certain cases, in the same building as the embassy). In major countries and large territories, you often have more than one consulate.
  • Honorary Consulate: It supplements the Consulate to provide a limited range of consular services and is headed by an honorary consul. They help nationals abroad. For example, in the event of a hospital stay, missing person, death, natural disaster or other emergency. They can also issue emergency travel documents and consular declarations for which the applicant is required to appear in person.

NB: You will usually apply for a visa at the Consulate of the country you want to visit. However, if there is no such representation in Belize, you can apply for a visa at the embassy.

Where to find Consulates and Embassies in Belize

Not all countries have an Embassy and/or a Consulate as it depends of the political situation, the relationship with the host country, the size of the country, and the number of foreign citizens living there.

In some cases, countries can share representations and you can be assisted by the services of another embassy or consular service to get the information you need.

We recommend you register/contact your country’s embassy at your destination. It is a free service provided by any diplomatic mission and it will allow them to record information about your upcoming trip abroad. It can be used to assist you in case of an emergency.

Registration will also allow you to get routine information from your nearest embassy or consulate, as citizen residing abroad.

The Belizean capital, Belmopan hosts 12 embassies.

There are also 48 consulates and other representations located in Belize.

All consulates and honorary consulates are located in Belmopan or Belize City, except for those countries who own an embassy in the capital of Belize and might have another diplomatic mission outside the capital.

You will find below a list of selected countries (the list is not exhaustive) that have a diplomatic mission in Belize. The list includes embassies, consulates, honorary consulates, and sometimes other official representations for you to be able to get information and services.

Embassies and Main Consulates in Belize City


Embassy of Taiwan in Belize

Address: No. 1, Taiwan Street, Belize City
Tel: (+501) 223 18 62 / 227 87 44
E-Mail: blz@mofa.gov.tw and embtwbz@gmail.com
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/taiwaninbelize/ and https://twitter.com/TW_Belize
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8:30-12:00 and, 13:30-17:00

The consular section provides a range of consular services such as document authentication and legalization processing, as well as notary certification and marriage registration, visa affairs, and consular protection to all Chinese living abroad.


French Embassy in Belize
*The representation of the Embassy of France in Belize is located in Guatemala.

French Embassy in Guatemala
5th Avenue 8-59, area 14 - COGEFAR building, Guatemala City
Tel: (+502) 24 21 73 70 / 24 21 74 74


German Honorary Consul in Belize

Address: 104 Barrack Road, P.O. Box 468, Belize City
Tel: (+501) 223 08 96 / 224 54 15
E-Mail: belize-stadt@hk-diplo.de / germanconsulbz@gmail.com
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/AlemaniaEnGuatemala

*The representatioin of the Embassy of France in Belize is located in Guatemala


Honorary Consulate of Russia in Belize
*The representation of the Embassy of Russia in Belize is located in Mexico

Address: 8 Cor. “A” Street and Princess Margaret Drive, Belize City
Tel: (+501) 223 05 53
E-Mail: belruscon@gmail.com

For services such as issues of citizenship of the Russian Federation, visa and passport processing as well as document legalization, it is requested to contact the Embassy located in Mexico.  

Embassies and Main Consulates in Belmopan


Embassy of Japan in Belize

Address: Toucan Plaza, 7299 George Price Boulevard, Belmopan
Tel: (+501) 822 1202
E-Mail: info-belize@bf.mofa.go.jp
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/EmbassyofJapaninBelize
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon/ 13:00 p.m. - 16:00 p.m. (Except for holiday days)

The Japanese embassy provides a range of consular services such as visa and passport processing as well as document legalization and certificate of translation.


Embassy of Mexico in Belize

Address: 3 North Ring Road, Embassy Square, P.O. Box 388 Belmopan
Tel: (+501) 822 0210
E-Mail: embamexbze@btl.net
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/EmbassyofMexicoinBelize
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m.

The Mexican embassy provides a range of consular services such as visa and passport processing, birth registration to Mexican nationals living in Belize, emergency assistance, etc.

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

British High Commission in Belize

Address: North Ring Road/Melhado Parade (Entrance via North Ring Road), PO Box 91, Belmopan
Tel: (+501) 822 21 46 / 822 21 47
E-Mail: BHCBelmopan@fcdo.gov.uk (For enquiries that are not about consular issues)*
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/ukinbelize and https://www.instagram.com/ukinbelize
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

*Consular assistance in Belize is provided by the British Consulate-General in Cancun. For further assistance you can email cancun.escalations@fcdo.gov.uk or call (+52) 551670 3200

USA (United States of America)

Embassy of the United States of America in Belize

Address: Floral Park Road, Belmopan
Tel: (+501) 822 40 11
E-Mail: ACSBelize@state.gov
Social Media: https://twitter.com/USMissionBelize and https://www.instagram.com/usmissionbelize/ and https://www.facebook.com/USMissionBelize and https://www.youtube.com/@BelmopanPA

The US representation in Belize provides a range of consular services such as regular passport pick-ups, Assistance related to arrests, deaths, serious illness, or victim of crimes, consular reports of birth abroad, emergency assistance, etc.

Honorary Consulates in Belize

Contact directly the Embassy/Consulate website for more information.
For countries with no consulates or embassies in Belize, the Honorary Consulates are supervised by diplomatic representations located in other country, often Mexico City, in Mexico or Guatemala City, in Guatemala for Belize.

General Consulates and embassies in Belmopan

Honorary Consulates in Belize City