Belarus Tourist Visa
1 - Passport Submit the original (signed) passport and make sure it has empty visa pages (the last two amendment pages do not count as a visa pages) and will not expire within 6 months from the date of departure.
- All foreign Nationals residing in the U.S. must submit a copy of the Green Card or Work Visa with the passport.
2 - Two color passport size photos Must be taken within last 6 months. See link for guidelines: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/photos/photo-composition-template.html
3 - Application form http://www.mfa.gov.by/docs/visa_forms/english.pdf
The form must be filled out completely with no blank spaces. If a question does not apply, please type “N/A”. If the answer is none, write “NONE”. Incomplete forms will be returned to the applicants UNPROCESSED. The form should bear the original signature of applicant and must be legible. Please fill out in block (CAPITAL) letters.
4 - An original or a copy of a letter of invitation Must be from one of the following travel agents: http://usa.mfa.gov.by/en/visit_Belarus/catalogue_travel_agents/. Hosting organization should be registered as a tourist company by the Belarusian authorities.
Sample of a letter of invitation: [Doc-file] (In Russian).
5 - Medical insurance 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, Travelmate, Seven Corners, International Medical Group).
A letter from applicant's insurance company (original or copy) is required. This letter should contain the following information:
- Name, address and phone number of the insurance company
- Full name of the policyholder
- Insurance policy number
- Insurance territorial coverage (should be valid in Belarus or worldwide)
- Insurance term of validity (should be valid through the period of the travel or temporary residence in Belarus)
- Amount of emergency medical coverage (should not be less than 10.000 Euro ~ $12.000 with $0 deductible).
Please note that a photocopy of the insurance card will not be sufficient 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 their original insurance coverage letter during their stay in Belarus.
Within 5 business day after arriving in Belarus, please report the information about the address and duration of your stay to the local Passport and Visa Office of the Ministry of Interior. If staying in a hotel, this will be arranged by the hotel services (reception bureau).
Applicants who have USSR or Belarusian roots must provide official documents proving that they do not possess 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.) must be submitted with a letter of request signed by both parents addressed to the Consulate to issue the visa.
Regular Service, processing at the Consulate 5-7 Business Days.
Visa Fee for the Consulate $115 for Single Entry, Double Entry and Multiple Entry. Duration of the Visa is good for 90 days.
Service fee $90,
Emergency Service, Processing at the Consulate 2-3 Business Days.
Visa Fee for the Consulate $230 for Single Entry, Double Entry and Multiple Entry. Duration of the Visa is good for 90 days.
Service Fee $160