Visa Services for BELARUS

In August 2018 the Belarusian government signed a decree that allows 30-day visa free regime in Belarus.

Citizens of 74 countries do not need a visa for stays in Belarus of up to 30 days, subject to a limit of 90 days per calendar year, provided they meet the following requirements:

  • they enter and they leave the country via flights to and from Minsk National Airport
  • they have medical insurance valid in Belarus preferably purchased from a kiosk next to passport control at the airport for €1/day (bring euros or dollars with you to purchase)
  • they are not flying directly from or to a city in Russia
  • they have cash or proof of funds of at least 25€ per day of stay (not enforced for travelers from developed countries)

Visa-free entry only applies to visitors entering and leaving through the border checkpoint at Minsk National Airport, and, unless noted elsewhere, visa-free entry does not apply to travelers entering or exiting by train, bus, or car, or entering by plane at a different airport than Minsk. The cheapest flights to/from Minsk National Airport are usually to/from Vilnius.

Visa-free entry is not granted to holders of diplomatic, service or special passports and to travelers flying to Minsk from Russia or flying from Minsk to Russia. These flights are considered domestic because of the absence of border control between Belarus and Russia.

The given order of visa-free movement through the airport does not extend to persons coming to Belarus by plane from the Russian Federation, as well as to those who intend to fly to the airports of the Russian Federation (such flights are considered as internal ones and do not have border control).
The Embassy of Belarus provides two services - one week and next working day.

Visa applications are submitted on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Firdays only.

Tourist visa requirements

What you will need to supply

  • Fill in our online application form.
  • Complete and sign the Belarus consular visa application form: Application form Belarus.pdf.
    Please use black ink and remember to sign and date the form. Please make sure that your signature is similar to the one in your passport.
  • Passport
    Should be valid at least 6 months longer than your visa expiry date and with at least 1 blank visa page.
  • One Passport-type Photograph
    Dimensions: 35mm x 45mm. Check Photo Requirements here.
  • Hotel voucher and confirmation
    Should be issued by a Belarusian travel agent. Copies are accepted. We may be able to obtain these documents for you. Please contact us.

Business visa requirements

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO SUPPLY

  • First you need to complete our online application form.
  • Complete and sign the Belarus consular visa application form: Application form Belarus.pdf.
    Please complete in black ink and remember to sign and date the form. Please make sure that your signature is similar to the one in your passport.
  • Passport
    Should be valid at least 6 months longer than your visa expiry date and with at least 1 blank visa page.
  • Passport-type Photograph
    Dimensions: 35mm x 45mm. Check Photo Requirements here.
  • Invitation
    From a company or organisation in Belarus which is registered as a legal entity by the Belarusian authorities, bearing the company stamp.
    Invitations for long term 1 year validity business visas should be approved by the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus in Minsk.
  • Company letter
    From your UK employer, has to confirm that your company will cover your expenses and travel insurance for your trip to Belarus. The letter should be printed on a company letterhead and signed.

Transit visa requirements

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO SUPPLY

  • First you need to complete our online application form.
  • Complete and sign the Belarus consular visa application form:  Application form Belarus.pdf.
    Please complete in black ink and remember to sign and date the form. Please make sure that your signature is similar to the one in your passport.
  • Passport
    Should be valid at least 6 months longer than your visa expiry date and with at least 1 blank visa page.
  • Passport-type Photograph
    Dimensions: 35mm x 45mm. Check Photo Requirements here.
  • Valid visa
    for the country the applicant is travelling from/to via Belarus (e.g. Russia). If such visa is not required - copy of the ticket, itinerary from a travel agency or any other documents confirming the applicant's trip to the country of destination.

BELARUS VISA PRICES

Type of visa Single Entry Double Entry Multiple Entry
5 working days processing Next working day processing 5 working days processing Next working day processing 5 working days processing Next working day processing
Tourist (valid up to 30 days) £100 £170 £100 £170 - -
Business / private £100 £170 £100 £170 £135 £240
Transit (stay up to 48 hours) £100 £170 £100 £170 £100 £170

Prices Include: consular fees and our visa service fee and apply for UK nationals. For other nationalities please contact us. The consular fees are based in Euros and the Embassy applies the exchange rate on the date of application, therefore the actual amount charged in sterling may vary slightly from the amounts quoted above.
 

Application form

Important Notes

  • Processing time includes the time needed for obtaining your visa only. Time for obtaining your visa support (if needed) is not included. Processing time also does not include postage time for delivery of your passport back to you.
  • Non-UK passport holders may be required to provide additional documents. Please contact us for further details.
  • Double entry visa allows one person to enter and exit Belarus twice.
  • The Belarusian Consulate is closed on Wednesdays.
  • The Belarusian Consulate has the right to change prices and requirements without prior notice.
  • Consular visa fees are paid for consideration of the application and are not refundable.
  • We offer discounts for groups of 3 or more people. Please contact us for more information.

 

Passport Delivery options

Delivery option Price
Royal Mail Special Delivery next day 1pm guaranteed £7.30
Royal Mail Special Delivery next day 1pm guaranteed including additional insurance £10.30
Royal Mail Special Delivery next day 9am guaranteed £20.76
Royal Mail Special Delivery next day 9am guaranteed including additional insurance £26.46
Royal Mail Special Delivery, Saturday guaranteed £11.76
Central London Courier collection or delivery £25.00
Courier delivery in the UK (UPS, TNT, Fedex or DHL) contact us