Belarus Visa FAQ’s

Belarus is a country that typically requires a visa before entering the country. This process can feel overwhelming, so we've compiled a list of the most common questions around the Belarus visa.

How do I get a Belarus visa?

A Belarus visa can be obtained by mailing your visa application to the Belarus Embassy OR we suggest you use a trusted visa service like ours to guide you through the process, review documents and hand deliver to the Embassy.  Learn more about our Belarus visa services.

What is a Belarus visa?

A Belarus visa is a travel document that is a sticker placed in your passport. It is required before you depart to Belarus and generally is suggested to apply at least a month or two prior to your trip.

What types of Belarus visas are there?

A Belarus visa can be used for several types of travel.

Tourist visas are issued in variations of single, double and multiple entry visas and allow for a stay of 90 days to 1 year.  You'll generally need to provide your passport, the Belarus visa application, photo, letter describing what you intent on doing and a travel itinerary.

Business visas are also available in varations of entries (single, double and multiple) and valid for stays of 39 days and up.  You'll typically need to provide your passport, the Belarus visa application, photos and a letter from your employer introducing yourself and describing your business activities along with an invitation letter from the sponsoring company in Belarus.

Who is eligible for the 30 day visa free Belarus entry?

Dozens of countires can enter Belarus through Minsk Airport.

To enter Belarus for 30 days visa-free foreign nationals must have the following documents:

  • a valid passport or another substituting document for traveling abroad;
  • financial means (at least two base amounts* denominated in dollars or Belarusian rubles for each day of stay, or 50 base amounts if the period of stay is 30 days);
  • *since 1 January 2020 one base amount is Br27
  • medical travel insurance valid across Belarus with a minimum medical coverage of  €10,000;
  • Citizens of Vietnam, Haiti, Gambia, India, Lebanon, Namibia, Samoa must also have a valid multi-visa to the EU states or the Schengen Area with a stamp confirming the entry to their territory and plane tickets confirming the departure from Minsk National Airport within 30 days after the date of the entry.

How long is an Belarus visa valid for?

The Belarus visas is typically valid for up to a year.

How long does it take to get an Belarus visa?

It takes anywhere from 4 to 7 business days depending upon seasonality and they type of visa.  Check our  Belarus visa requirements for more details.

How much does an Belarus visa cost?

The Embassy fee or application fee starts at $70.  If you use a service like ours, a service fee applies as an additional cost to handle the process on your behalf.  Check here fo the latest Belarus visa fees.

Once in Belarus, how long can I visit?

Once you enter the country, you can stay for a maximum of 30 days to 1 year per visit depending on your visa.

What activities can I do in Belarus with a visa?

A Belarus visa is only for tourist and business purposes. You are not allowed to take on paid employment with this visa. You can attend conferences, business meetings, and tourist activities.

What does an Belarus visa look like?

A Belarus visa is a sticker in your passport and includes your personal information, the visa validity information, and the visa conditions.

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What are the documents required to apply for an Belarus visa?

To apply for an Belarus visa, you must have:

  • A passport that will be valid for six months after your visa expires.

  • An Belarus visa application, completed and signed.

  • Passport Photos

  • Travel Itinerary

  • If for business, a company letter describing your trip and possibly an invitation letter from the company or organization in Belarus as well as an invitation or support letter from the sponsor in Belarus.

  • If for tourist, tourist voucher is required.

  • Proof of Health Insurance

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