During my last visit to San Pedro's immigration office, I was told I could only stay here for six months on my tourist visa. At that point, I would have to marry a Belizean, buy a business, buy land, apply for the Qualified Retirement Plan, or get a work permit. My only other option is to leave the country for two weeks and then come back. Before I moved here, I did my research and it indicate getting residency would be no big deal in Belize. Numerous neighbors are leaving either permanently or temporarily. Does anyone have any insight on this ? I feel totally misled and many of us feel Belize really does not want us here permanently. Even people that own businesses are being told they have to leave the country.