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The foreign citizens need to submit to the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the Republic of Estonia the following documents for apply a visa to Belarus:

 1. Passport in original (not a copy) with two blank page at least. Term of validity of the document has to exceed the term of the requested visa for at least 90 days;

2. Visa Application Form;

3. One recent passport sized photograph; 

4. Visa Support Documents (details are given below);

5. Medical Insurance Police;

6. Additional documents, necessary to consider visa application (upon request of the Consular Officer).

In the following circumstances the documents in question should be submitted without any reminders:

- if you formerly had USSR or Belarusian citizenship – documents, proving the loss of USSR/Belarusian citizenship;

- 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.);

- Attachment to the visa application form.

7. An interview (upon request of the Consular Officer).

 Visa Support Documents for:

transit visa (type B, period of validity 2 days) is in question upon presentation of valid visa of the country of destination or, if such visa isn't needed, other documents, proved the necessity to cross the Belarusian borders on a way to the country of final destination (ticket, itinerary, etc.).

 Visa Support Documents for short term visa (type C, period of visa validity 90 days maximum) with single, double or multiple entries:

 - with business purposes (without work permit)/participation in sport/cultural events — formalized letter of support from the Belarusian institution/organization/firm.

Also, the Consulate General accepts copy of supporting document from the Belarusian supporting (inviting) party, received by the applicants by fax or e-mail.

 To get a short-term visa for business purpose with the period of validation 30 days maximum for a citizen of EU as well as national of several other countries, such as Australia, Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Chili, Island, Israel, Norway, Swiss Confederation, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, USA, Uruguay, Republic of South Africa, Japan do not need to provide any letters of invitation. Still, inviting organization’s full name (not abbreviation) and address must be indicated in the visa application form.

 At the same time applicants could be inquired by any documents including Visa support documents presentation in case of any question or variances and inaccuracy found in their visa application.

- with private purposes — formalized letter of invitation, issued by local Citizenship and Migration Office of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Belarus, in original.         

 In case of need the signature of the inviting party should be notarized at the Consular Office of the Embassy of Belarus or by notarius in the Republic of Belarus

 In several circumstances the Consular Officer could accept other kinds of documents, confirming the purpose of visit.

 To get a short-term visa for private purposes (visiting Belarusian relatives, friends, other private matters) with the period of validation 30 days maximum for a citizen of EU as well as national of several other countries, such as Australia, Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Chili, Island, Israel, Norway, Swiss Confederation, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, USA, Uruguay, Republic of South Africa, Japan do not need to provide any letters of invitation. Still the inviting person’s first and last names and home address must be indicated in the visa application form.

At the same time applicants could be inquired by any documents including Visa support documents presentation in case of any question or variances and inaccuracy found in their visa application.

 - with tourism purpose (for a term of 30 days maximum) — formalized letter of support, received from a Belarusian tourist company, confirming the booking of the tourist services in Belarus or letter of support from the citizen of the Republic of Belarus and documents proved his/her right to render agro ecotourism services in Belarus.

 The citizens of EU as well as nationals of several other countries, such as Australia, Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Chili, Island, Israel, Norway, Swiss Confederation, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, USA, Uruguay, Republic of South Africa, Japan may apply for a tourist visa on the basis of hotel reservation, but not longer than for 10 days.

 Also, the Consulate General accepts copy of the letter of support, issued by the Belarusian tourist agency, as well as the copy of the letter of support from Belarusian national together with the documents mentioned above received by the applicants by fax or e-mail.

 - to study (for a term of 30 days maximum) — formalized letter of invitation from the Belarusian educational institution/scientific organization in original.

 Visa Support Documents for long term visa (type D, period of visa validity one year for a term of 90 days) with multiple entries:

  with business purposes (without work permit):

1) formalized letter of support from the Belarusian institution/organization/firm in original;

2) copy of the agreement (contract, the cooperation agreement) between the Belarusian  institution/organization/firm and the foreigner or the foreign organization in which one works, confirming business mutual relationship of the parties, sealed by the stamp of the institution/organization/firm concerned (the stamps and signatures certifying the copy should be in original);

3) other documents, proved the presented information, upon the request of the Consular Officer.

 Issue of visa to the Heads of the representatives of the foreign enterprise / company / bank in the Republic of Belarus, to the members of their staff as well as to the employees of the particular foreign enterprise / company / bank is considered upon presentation of the formalized letter of support from the Belarusian representative concerned, approved by the Division of Export Support of the Department of Foreign-Economic Activity of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.

- with private purposes — formalized letter of invitation, issued by local citizenship and migration office of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Belarus in original.

 Please note, that visas cannot be changed, extended or transferred. If your travel plans changed after the visa has been issued you have to reapply for a new visa. The visa decision can not be appealed.

 Visa processing starts only after the Consulate General has received all the necessary documents.

 

REGISTRATION: During 5 working days after arriving in Belarus a foreign citizen should report the information about the address and duration of his/her stay to the local police station so that a registration stamp be put in his/her passport. If staying in a hotel, this will be arranged by the hotel services (reception bureau).

The citizens of the Republic of Estonia and persons with undefined citizenship who are holders of the Estonian alien’s passport and are residents of the Republic of Estonia shall be exempted from registration on the territory of the Republic of Belarus for a period of stay up to 30 days from the date of entry, provided that they have a migration card issued and duly filled in at the entry to the Republic of Belarus.

 

 Starting from September 1st, 2012 the possibility of getting all types of entry visas at Minsk National Airport is left only for the citizens of foreign countries with no diplomatic representations or consular offices of Belarus.

Citizens of the countries with diplomatic representations or consular offices of Belarus have the right to get visas at Minsk National Airport only when travelling to Belarus as part of official delegations, invited by the state authorities of Belarus, as well as in case of serious disease or death of a close relative or a family member upon submission of official documents confirming the existence of such circumstances.

 Particulars of issuance of entry visas at the «National Airport Minsk»

 

  - Visa Fees (Euro) for citizens of Estonia, Stateless who have a permanent residence in Estonia, also for citizens of Latvia, Lithuania and Poland

Visa type

Usual

Express

(2 business days)

Short-term visa – up to 90 days

(type C)

1-entry

25

50

2-entry

35

70

Multiple

60

120

Long-term visa up to 90 days per year

(type D)

Multiple

60

120

Transit visa

(type B)

1-entry

10

20

2-entry

15

30

Multiple

35

70

Group visa

1-entry (for one person)

10

20

2-entry (for one person)

18

36

Visa fees (Euro) for foreign citizens

Visa type

Usual

 Express

 (2 business days)

For 1 person

60

120

Group visa (for one person)

10

20