As the Supervisory Authority for Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBP), the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) is the body responsible for ensuring compliance with obligations relating to Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism.
Pursuant to the Money Laundering & Terrorism (Prevention) Act, 2008 by amendment No. 4 of 2013 (MLTPA), a person who carries on, or intends to carry on one of the following businesses in or from within Belize, must apply to be registered with FIU as soon as possible:
- Real estate agents
- Dealers in precious metals and stones
- Non-Profit Organizations
- Non-Governmental Organizations
- Vehicle dealers
- Lawyers, notaries, other independent legal professionals, accountants , auditors and tax advisors
Application forms (Form R101 –Registration of DNFBP) can be obtained from the FIU’s Website at www.fiubelize.org or by visiting our office at 4998 Coney Drive, Coney Drive Plaza, Belize City. Deadline to submit application is February 29, 2016.
For more information, you can contact the FIU by phone at telephone numbers 223-2729/0596.
Failure to comply with the requirement to register may subject you to criminal and/or administrative sanctions.