A visa is not required for a stay of up to 5 days in Belarus. The traveler must be in possession of a passport valid for 6 months beyond stay and a round-trip or onward ticket. A visa may be required if the purpose of travel to Belarus is other than basic business meetings.
For a stay longer than 5 days, a valid passport and business visa are required for travel to Belarus. Please follow the instructions below:
Send these documents to Travisa
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Belarus, with at least one blank passport page available for Belarus visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Belarus visas.
Belarus Visa Application Form:
One Belarus visa application form. After placing your order, fill out the application form included in your Visa Application Kit. The Belarus application form should be completed in block letters and signed. The form must be filled out completely, with no abbreviations and no blank spaces. The inviting organization’s full name and address must be included on the application form. If a question does not apply, please type "N/A". If the answer is none, write "NONE". Signature must be original on each application.
One recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background. The photograph should be stapled to the marked space at the upper right-hand corner of the application form. Please be careful not to staple the face.
OR - you can upload a passport photo when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
For a stay of more than 30 days, an original or a copy of a letter of invitation from an agency, company or organization in the Republic of Belarus, which is registered as a legal entity by the Belarusian authorities, plus one copy. A letter of invitation should be printed on the official letterhead with a registration number, date of issue, and should bear the signature of an official and a corporate seal. It should also indicate the expected duration of the applicant's stay in Belarus. An inviting party must provide written guarantees that an invitee will abide by the rules and regulations applied to foreign citizens in the Republic of Belarus.Sample short-term type C business invitation An original or copy of the letter is accepted. Sample long-term type D business invitation The original invitation is required, along with an authenticated copy of contract between Belarusian company and you or company where you work for the long term multiple entry D visa.
Proof of Insurance:
Valid health/accidental/repatriation insurance with full international coverage. A photocopy of the front and back of the insurance card as well as a letter from applicant's insurance company (original or copy) is required. This letter should contain the following information:
- Name, address and phone number of the insurance company;
- Full name of the policy holder;
- Insurance policy number;
- Insurance territorial coverage (should be valid in Belarus or worldwide);
- Insurance term of validity (should be valid through the period of the travel or temporary residence in Belarus);
- Amount of emergency medical coverage (should not be less than 10 000 Euro ~ 13 500 US Dollars).
Note: A photocopy of the insurance card alone will not be sufficient enough to meet the above requirements.
Travelers must register passport with the local Passport and Visa Office of the Ministry of Interior within 5 business days of arrival to Belarus. If staying in a hotel, this will be arranged by the hotel services (reception bureau).Applicants who formerly had USSR or Belarusian citizenship must submit documentation proving the loss of USSR/Belarusian citizenship w visa application.
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
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Visa validity is usually based on the official invitation.
Visa Processing Time:
Belarus visas are usually processed in 6 business days. Rush or Emergency visa service may be available for additional fees. Please visit our “Belarus Consular Fees and Visa Processing Options” link for details.
Register your trip with the US Embassy:
The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. Registration notifies the US Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. Feel more secure about your international travels by having Travisa register your trip with the US Department of State; simply complete the form on your visa application kit after placing your order.
Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.
A visa is not required for a stay of up to 5 days in Belarus. The traveler must be in possession of a passport valid for 6 months beyond stay and a round-trip or onward ticket.
For a stay longer than 5 days, a valid passport and tourist visa are required for travel to Belarus. Please follow the instructions below:
An original or a copy of a letter of invitation from an agency, company or organization in the Republic of Belarus, which is registered as a legal entity by the Belarus authorities. A letter of invitation should be printed on the official letterhead with a registration number, date of issue, and should bear the signature of an official and a corporate seal. It should also indicate the expected duration of the applicant's stay in Belarus. An inviting party must provide written guarantees that an invitee will abide by the rules and regulations applied to foreign citizens in the Republic of Belarus.
Letter Of Invitation:
Invitation from a Belarusian travel agency. Hosting organization must be registered as a tourist company by the Belarusian authorities.
Applicants Under the Age of 18:
If applicant is a child under 18 years of age, a copy of child's birth certificate and copies of parents’ passport main information pages (with passport number, expiration date, photo etc.) have to be submitted.
Visas are usually valid for the length of stay and the consulate's discretion.
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