Frequently Asked Questions

Who needs a visa to Belarus?

To visit Belarus you need a valid passport and a visa. Visa is required for citizens of almost all countries except those, which have an agreement about "non-visa regime" with Belarus.

The exceptions are:

  • citizens of Azerbaijan
  • citizens of Armenia
  • Venezuelan citizens (for visits of up to 90 days)
  • citizens of Georgia
  • citizens of Israel (for staying for up to 90 days within six months after the first visit)
  • citizens of Kazakhstan
  • citizens of Qatar (for visits of up to 30 days)
  • citizens of Cuba (for visits of up to 30 days)
  • citizens of Kyrgyzstan
  • citizens of Macedonia (provided they have a private invitation or a tourist voucher)
  • citizens of Moldova
  • citizens of Mongolia (for visits of up to 90 days)
  • citizens of Russia
  • citizens of Serbia (for staying for up to 30 days)
  • citizens of Tajikistan
  • citizens of Turkey (for visits of up to 30 days, with the total stay of up to 90 days since the day of the first visit within one year)
  • citizens of Uzbekistan
  • citizens of Ukraine
  • citizens of Montenegro (for visits of up to 30 days provided they have an invitation or a tourist voucher)
  • citizens of Ecuador (for visits of up to 30 days, with the total stay of up to 90 days since the day of the first visit within one year)

Citizens of China do not need visas:

  • to enter and leave Belarus, cross the country in transit or stay in Belarus for up to three days if they arrive by direct flight from Chinese airports, if they have a valid visa from a member state of the European Union or a Schengen Zone country;
  • for tourism travels as a group (starting April-May 2016).

 

All other foreigners need visas to travel to Belarus.

What kind of visa do you need?

The most commonly used visa is the short-term visa. These are valid for up to 90 days and suitable for:

  • business travellers
  • students
  • private travellers on family business

Short-term visas can be single, double or multiple entry, depending on requirements. Tourists usually receive a short-term group visa via their travel agency.
Long-term visas are usually valid for one year and allow multiple entries to Belarus.

They are suitable for:

  • frequent business travelers
  • private travelers wishing to stay longer in the country

Transit visas for Belarus are valid up to one year and allow the holder 2 days to travel across Belarusian territory.

How to obtain a visa:

There two ways to get a visa of the Republic of Belarus:

1. At the Embassy/Consular Office of Belarus

The following documents are necessary for applying for a visa to the Embassy/ Consular Office of Belarus.

1. A valid original passport or travel document with at least one blank page available for the visa.
2. Completely filled out visa application form. Incomplete forms will be returned to applicants unprocessed.
3. One recent passport-size photo of the applicant, which should be glued (stapled) to the marked space at the upper right-hand corner of the application form.
4. A copy of support (invitation) letter from agency. Tourist visas are issued for a specific period of time from 3 to 30 days accordingly to your requirements. There is the fixed price for a tourist visa up to 30 days. We would recommend you to mention the longer period of time than necessary.
5. Visa fee which you need to pay to the Embassy but not to our Company. The visa fee depends of your citizenship.

The consular fee is payable only in cash (in USD or Euro) at the Consular Desk of the airport. The visa fees can a little change depending on the rate of the Belarus ruble. The visa support cost is 50 Euro per applicant and should be paid to our company, Belarus Direct, LLC. Please note that visa support costs are not refundable.

At the Consulate point in the International Airport "Minsk-2" on arrival

Warning: you cannot get a visa at the border if you travel by car, bus or train.

If the Belorussian Embassy/Consular Office in your country is situated far from where you live, or if there is no diplomatic representation of the Republic of Belarus in your country, entry visas to Belarus can be arranged at the airport upon landing.
The following documents are required to obtain a visa in the consulate point at the International Airport "Minsk-2" on arrival:

All the documents need to be submitted in advance:
For short-term visas – not later than 3 business days before the expected arrival date;
For long-term visas – not later than 5 business days before the expected arrival date.
1. A valid original passport or travel document with at least one blank page available for the visa.
2. Completely filled out visa application form (We recommend you to fill out an application form in advance to reducing waiting time at the consulate department in the airport).
3. One recent passport-size photo of the applicant, which should be glued (stapled) to the marked space at the upper right-hand corner of the application form.
4. Original support (invitation) letter from agency. The original letter will be presented to the consulate point of the airport by the agency.
5. Visa fee which you need to pay to the Consulate, and not to our Company.

The consular fee is payable only in cash (in USD or Euro) at the Consular Desk of the airport. The visa fees can a little change depending on the rate of the Belarus ruble.

The visa support cost is 50 Euro per applicant and should be paid to our company, Belarus Direct, LLC. Please note that visa support costs are not refundable.

Visa Support Letter (invitation)

To arrange a visa support (invitation) letter we need the following necessary data from each applicant:

  • Photocopy of valid passport
  • Name and Surname (as per passport)
  • Citizenship
  • Date of birth
  • Number of his valid passport
  • Date of issue passport
  • Date of expiry passport
  • Date of arrival
  • Date of departure
  • Occupation
  • The place of getting a visa (Embassy or International Airport "Minsk-2")

To receive your visa, you must present the above necessary data to us no later than 2 days prior to arrival at the Belarus Embassy/ Consular Office or arrival at Airport "Minsk-2".

As soon as we receive your request and payment we will send you a copy of the letter by email or original by regular mail (this takes approximately 15 days).

The data should be produced to Belarus Direct, LLC no later than 2 days before visiting of Embassy/Consulate or arrival to Belarus if you intend to make your application on arrival.

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