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Belarus Tourist Visa


Belarus Visa Requirements

  • image description Valid Passport
    Valid Passport

    Provide your SIGNED passport. Your passport must be signed on the appropriate line. (For US citizens the line is located on the page following your information page). The passport must be valid with an expiration date greater than six (6) months from the date of entry for the visa you are applying for. Passport must have sufficient blank pages (at least 2 pages) for any visa stamps. These pages must say VISAS at the top of the page.  

    If your passport does not meet the requirements, we can assist with renewing a US Passport or obtain a new US Passport from us prior to obtaining the visa.

    (Important Note:  Keep a copy of your passport biographical information page for your records)

  • image description Completed Belarus Visa Application
    Completed Belarus Visa Application

    Download, completely fill out the application online (by typing directly in the PDF document), print, and then sign the Belarus visa application form. 

    NOTE: The form must be filled out completely, no blank spaces must be left. If a question does not apply, please type “N/A”. If the answer is none, write “NONE”. The form should bear the original signature of applicant and must be well readable.

  • image description One Passport-style Photograph
    One Passport-style Photograph

    You must provide 1 passport photo. This passport photo must match the requirements of a standard US passport photo. They must be taken at an official passport photo provider (pharmacy, Costco, post office) and should not be taken and printed via a home photo printer.

    US Passport Photo Requirements:

    - Your head must face the camera directly with full face in view.

    - You must have a neutral facial expression or a natural smile, with both eyes open.

    - Taken in clothing normally worn on a daily basis

    - Taken in the last 6 months

    - Use a plain white or off-white background

    - Be sized correctly

    • 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) 
    • Head must be between 1 -1 3/8 inches (25 - 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head

    - Printed in color on matte or glossy photo quality paper

    - You cannot wear glasses.

    • If you cannot remove your glasses for medical reasons, please include a signed note from your doctor with application.

    - You cannot wear a hat or head covering.

    • If you wear a hat or head covering for religious purposes, submit a signed statement that verifies that the hat or head covering in your photo is part of recognized, traditional religious attire that is customarily or required to be worn continuously in public.
    • If you wear a hat or head covering for medical purposes, submit a signed doctor's statement verifying the hat or head covering in your photo is used daily for medical purposes.
    • Your full face must be visible and your hat or head covering cannot obscure your hairline or cast shadows on your face.

    - You cannot wear headphones or wireless hands-free devices.

  • image description Itinerary

    Copy of computer generated round trip tickets or travel itinerary showing round trip travel entering Belarus and exiting Belarus.  Preferably, the proof of departure documents should show your departure from the United States to Belarus and back.  Additionally, the Applicant's name must be on the travel document.  

  • image description Tourist Voucher / Invitation
    Tourist Voucher / Invitation

    A tourist visa requires a copy of the tourist voucher and a copy of the confirmation from the Belarus hosting tourist organization. The hosting organization should be registered as a tourist company by the Belarusian authorities.

  • image description Medical Insurance
    Medical Insurance

    Medical insurance (effective July 1, 2014)

    All visa applicants have to present a travel insurance valid for Belarus or worldwide (can be provided by Travelex, Travel Guard, RoamRight, Allianz Global Assistance, Travel Mate, Seven coners, International Medical Group (IMG),…).

    A letter from applicant’s insurance company (original or copy) is required.

    This letter should contain the following information:
    1. Name, address and phone number of the insurance company;
    2. Full name of the policy holder;
    3. Insurance territorial coverage (should be valid in Belarus or worldwide);
    4. Insurance term of validity (should be valid through the period of the travel or temporary residence in Belarus);
    5. Amount of emergency medical coverage (should not be less than 10.000 Euro ~ $12.000).

    Please kindly note that a photocopy of insurance card will not be sufficient enough to meet the above requirements.

    The insurance coverage letter is a compulsory document. Applicants missing this document will systematically have their visa denied.

    All travelers need to have the insurance coverage letter in original during their stay in Belarus.

  • image description Applicants Born in USSR or Belarus
    Applicants Born in USSR or Belarus

    Applicants born in USSR or Belarus must provide official documents proving that they do not possess Belarusian citizenship.

  • image description Minor Requirements
    Minor Requirements

    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.) are required.

  • image description Private Visit- Original Invitation
    Private Visit- Original Invitation

    If you are traveling to Belarus for a private visit, you will need a visitor’s visa. An original (not a copy) invitation will be required. Your relatives or friends should obtain invitation (“zaprashenne”) for you at the local passport and visa office of the Ministry of Interior and send it to you.

Belarus Visa Information