| The constitution and laws of Belize
18. The following categories of person, being citizens of the United Kingdom an Colonies immediately before the day of independence, shall automatically become citizens of Belize on the day of independence:
i. citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies born in Belize;
ii. citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies born outside Belize, one of whose parents was born in Belize;
iii. citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies born outside Belize, one of whose grandparents was born in Belize, provided they have no other citizenship;
iv. citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies registered or naturalized as such in Belize;
v. citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies, one of whose parents was registered or naturalized as such in Belize;
vi. citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies, one of Whose grandparents was registered or naturalized as such in Belize, provided they have no other citizenship;
vii. women who became citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies by virtue of marriage to any person falling within any of categories i), vi) above.
19. With effect from the day of independence, the following persons may upon application be registered as a citizen of Belize:
a. the spouse of a Belizean citizen;
b. any other person who has been resident continuously in Belize for a period of five years (whether before or after independence) immediately prior to the day of making application.
20. On and after the day of independence every person born in Belize shall become a Belizean citizen at the date of his birth save for children of person with diplomatic immunity or of enemy aliens during a period of hostile occupation. Moreover, a person born of a citizen of Belize, who acquired that citizenship otherwise than by descent, shall become a Belizean citizen on the date of his birth.
21. Any person who is a Belizean citizen shall forfeit such citizenship by any voluntary act (other than marriage) by which he acquires a citizenship other than Belizean.
22. The Constitution will contain a provision enabling the National Assembly to provide by law for such matters as the acquisition of citizenship by persons who are not eligible to become citizens under the Constitution, the deprivation of citizenship, and the renunciation of citizenship.
Constitution of Belize
Chapter I - The State And The Constitution
1. The State
Chapter II - Protection Of Fundamental Rights And Freedoms
Chapter III - Citizenship
Chapter IV - The Governor-general
Chapter V - The Executive
37. Prime Minister
42. Attorney General
45. Deputy Minister
Chapter VI - The Legislature
The House Of Representatives
Powers And Procedure
Chapter VII - The Judiciary
Chapter VIII - The Public Service
109. Auditor General
Chapter IX - Finance
117. Contingencies Fund
119. Public Debt
Chapter X - Miscellaneous
121. Code of conduct
122. National Symbols
125. Removal from office
130. National Seal