Residency Approved June 13, 2019 | by Jessica We applied for Belize Residency in August 2018 after living here for a full year. We had our interview in August (2 weeks after submitting) and a follow up police interview about a month after that. Then we waited. I had heard complaints that residency applications could take YEARS to get approved. Surprisingly, we got the call in January that we were approved!! It only took 6 months.