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  • kyle kuhlmeyer

    Was just victimized by the Belize immigration officials at the airport. Bribery, extortion, and abuse of power. Who do I complain to? Who will listen? Will it do any good? Does anyone care?

    • FiWeBelize Post author

      Kyle,

      So sorry for your negative experience. Let me see what I can put together for you.

      Corruption is a huge issue in Belize and because of that most of the victimization gets swept under the rug but sometimes they do get addressed.

  • kyle kuhlmeyer

    Thank you. I am ready to post on Trip Advisor. I used to trust that Belize was a safe country. My girlfriend, traveling alone,landed in Belize and was detained, interrogated, called a liar, was subjected to lewd comments and stares, and had her phone confiscated and private photos viewed and duplicated. I had to fly to Belize City, refute all the immigration “official” ‘s claims, and then pay their bribe. Only then did they gladly stamp her passport for 30 days. We fled the country asap.

  • kyle kuhlmeyer

    It’s been 9 days and I’ve not heard a word from you? I’m getting the feeling that you, as well as the others who pledged assistance, simply bury these incidents under the rug. That’s NOT going to solve the problem. If these incidents continue, it’s only going to hurt BELIZE. Tourism is a multi-million dollar industry in Belize. I had plans to travel throughout Belize this month. I had several hotels, lodges, tour operators, and other tourist attractions lined up. I had plans to purchase property in Belize. Now, thanks to YOUR corrupt immigration officials, I will NEVER enter Belize again. Furthermore, I will make it my focus to warn as many people as possible as to what has occurred. I was fooled into thinking Belize was head and shoulders above your typical “third world country”. I was wrong.

    • FiWeBelize Post author

      I have not. I am reaching out to my legal friends to see what the best course of action would be. Please be patient with me as I get some more information for you.

    • FiWeBelize Post author

      Kyle,

      This is what I got, the proper places to make a complaint are:

      Ombudsman
      91 Freetown Road
      Belize City, Belize
      ombudsman@btl.net
      501 223-3594

      Director Of Public Prosecutions
      501-227-2956, 501-227-2913, 501-227-2914, 501-227-3032

      Director of Immigration
      501-822-3860, 501-822-0284
      insbze@btl.net

      Sorry I did not get an email for the DPP, I tried searching but nothing turns up.

      Please allow me to say that your experience is not one that is typical of how visitors are treated, one of my friends just came back from vacationing and he said it was one of the best experiences he’s had in his travels. Again, as a Belizean; I am deeply sorry for the negative experience.

      And please, no disrespect to you; but these people are NOT my people nor are they of the majority Belizeans. Corruption is a bad thing I agree; but it is in every nation on the face of this Earth.