Belarus Visa FAQs

Do you need a Visa for you trip to Belarus?

Answer the two questions here and we'll show you if a visa or passport is required for your trip to Belarus:

How do I get a Belarus visa?

A Belarus visa can be obtained by mailing your visa application to the BelarusEmbassy 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 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.

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

Belarus visa FAQ's

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How long does it take to obtain a Belarus visa?

Typically, a visa takes anywhere from 2 days to 15+ days to process in the Belarus Embassy/Consulate depending on the consulate that we need to send the application. The processing time for a visa is dependent on several factors and can change without notice at the consulate's discretion. Please refer to our service selection page for the most up-to-date processing times for Belarus visas: https://www.passportsandvisas.com/visas/Belarus

What is the difference between a passport and a Belarus visa?

A passport is an official government document that certifies one's identity and citizenship.  The passport serves two purposes; to regain entry to the country of citizenship (i.e. the United States) and is a requirement by many countries to gain entry to the country you are visiting.
A Belarus visa is an official government document that temporarily authorizes you to be in the country.  Many countries require a visa to gain entry.  The Belarus visa is in the form of a stamp/sticker IN the passport and is obtained from a Belarus Embassy in Washington DC or consulates around the country.  We have staff spread around the country to hand carry your application for you and then overnight the passport back when it is completed.

Do I need a Belarus visa?

All US Citizens require a visa and a US passport to travel to Belarus, whether for business or tourism.  MOST foreign nationals require a visa.  We can help you to obtain a visa as well as a US passport.

What is a Belarus Visa?

A Belarus visa is a stamp or endorsement placed by officials of Belarus on a passport that allows the bearer to visit Belarus.  Visas are obtained from the Embassy or consulates of Belarus for your visit.  "Visit" is further defined as the reason for entry, usually business, tourist or transitory.  There are over 270 countries that offer visas and literally thousands of different types of visas available based upon country, type of visit, and length of visit.

Do you need a Visa for you trip to Belarus?

Answer the two questions here and we'll show you if a visa or passport is required for your trip to Belarus: