There are a few options for residency in Belize
(retirement, investment, work permit
...). I assume you are interested in retirement
If so, the QRP residency program is run by BelTraide. It is best to contact them directly for the most recent requirements (consistency is not Belize's strong suite and everything is subject to change w/out notice). A phone
call will likely be more effective than an email
. Link to their web site and a summary of the QRP program below.
Basically you need proof of income
and a clean police report.
There is no cost of the program per se, but it will take time to complete (getting anything done in Belize is a PITA, I would plan on 1 year), during which you will have to pay for visa extensions etc.
A BIG advantage of the QRP is that you can bring your boat in under the program duty free (normally 36% of valuation!), but it can't be used for commercial
purposes and there are restrictions on timing of resale. The QRP also duty exempts many other personal property items.
I've used Think Belize as an agent for various things in the past and been pleased with their services, but have not used them recently.
The QRP is also the least hassle option (though it is still Belize, so there will be hassles, just less than the other options).