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Home Consular Issues Visa Procedure Type C - Short Term

For a short-term visa (type C) for the purpose of:

Making a business trip, participating in sports / cultural activities:

  • an original application of a legal entity, issued on the letter-head with the full name of the entity, its location and telephone number, and the commitment of the legal entity that the foreigner shall comply with the rules of stay in the Republic of Belarus, sealed by the legal entity.

If it is necessary to exercise control over the work of a representative office of a foreign enterprise in the Republic of Belarus or to undertake other activities directly related to the work of this office, managers and employees of this office or a foreign enterprise (organization), which has established this office, can be granted a short-term business visa on the basis of the original application of a foreign enterprise office in the Republic of Belarus issued on the letter-head with its full name, location and telephone number, and the commitment of the representative office that the foreigner shall comply with the rules of stay in the Republic of Belarus, sealed by the representative office.

Visa is issued for up to 90 days and may be single-entry, double-entry and multiple-entry.

To see an application form for issuance of a short-term visa for the purpose of making a business trip, participating in sports / cultural events please click here (In Russian).

Tourism:

One of the following original documents for the period specified in the document, but not more than 30 days:

  • an application of a Belarusian tourist company, issued on the letter-head with the full name of the tourist company, its location and telephone number, and the commitment of the tourist company that the foreigner shall comply with the rules of stay in the Republic of Belarus, sealed by the tourist company;
  • an application of a treatment center or a health improvement organization, issued on the letter-head indicating its full name, location and telephone number, purpose, period of stay of a foreign citizen, the services provided, confirmation of the voucher reservation and full or partial prepayment for the services, as well as the commitment of the treatment center or health improvement organization that the foreigner shall comply with the rules of stay in the territory of the Republic of Belarus, sealed by the organization;
  • an application of a rural tourist business with its name and address, purpose, period of stay of a foreign citizen, the services provided and the commitment of the rural tourist business that the foreign citizen shall comply with the rules of stay in the Republic of Belarus and copies of the documents confirming the right to provide its services in the sphere of rural tourism.

By the prior consent of the consul short-term tourist visas could be obtained on the basis of:

  • a copy of a duly completed application including a facsimile copy or a copy transmitted by other channels of communication;
  • an accomodation booking confirmation (on the letterhead of the hotel) received by facsimile or other communication channels, for a period of the documented reservation, but not more than for 10 days.

To see a sample application for a short-term tourist visa please click here (In Russian).

Private visit (for private purposes):

One of the following documents:

  • an original invitation issued by the Citizenship and Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus;
  • official confirmation (such as physician certified report or death certificate) on serious illness or death of a close relative or spouse – for processing a visa to a foreigner, as well as to his close relatives and family members, whose close relative or spouse became seriously ill or died in Belarus;
  • an original document confirming the ownership of the real estate property in Belarus for processing a visa to the owner of that property and to his or her family members;
  • petition made by Belarusian healthcare institution or contract for medical services with Belarusian healthcare institution prepared in accordance with Belarusian legislation – for processing a visa to a foreigner who needs to receive a medical care in Belarus as well as to his escort person, if required;
  • a subpoena, including the one received by facsimile or other means of communication; 

By the prior consent of the consul an application prepared by a citizen of the Republic of Belarus in accordance with a specified form, whose signature is certified by:

  • Belarusian Embassy or Consulate officer authorized to perform notarial acts;
  • A notary public of the Republic of Belarus.
    (The application of a citizen of the Republic of Belarus is valid for 90 days from the date of the notarial certification of the signature of the citizen of the Republic of Belarus)
    Visa is issued for up to 90 days and may be single-entry, double-entry or multiple-entry.

For private invitation application form (should be prepared by a citizen of Belarus) please click here (In Belarusian).

Study:

The original invitation from an organization, which, in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Belarus, is entitled to issue such invitations, coordinated with the Citizenship and Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, in the territory of which the organization is situated, for a period specified in the invitation.
Visa is issued for up to 90 days and may be single-entry, double-entry and multiple-entry. On arrival in Belarus with a short-term student visa in accordance with the rules a foreign citizen shall seek to receive a sojourn permit and, if necessary, — a multiple exit-entry visa from the Citizenship and Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairsof the Republic of Belarus.

Employment (hire entitlement):

one of the following documents:

  • a notary certified copy of a special employment permit of a migrant in the Republic of Belarus issued by the Citizenship and Migration Department of the Directorate of Internal Affairs of Minsk City Executive Committee, Department of Internal Affairs of a Regional Executive Committee;
  • an original application of a commercial organization with foreign investments, issued on the letter-head with the full name of the commercial organization, its location and telephone number, and the commitment of the commercial organization that the foreign citizen shall comply with the rules of stay in the Republic of Belarus , sealed by the commercial organization, and certified copies of the articles of incorporation or appointment orders for the founders and managers of commercial organizations with foreign investments.

Visa is issued for up to 90 days and may be single-entry, double-entry or multiple-entry. On arrival in Belarus with a short-term employment visa in accordance with the rules a foreign citizen shall seek to receive a sojourn permit and, if necessary – a multiple exit-entry visa from the Citizenship and Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.

To see a sample application for a an employment visa please click here (In Russian). 

Religious reasons:

An application of a religious association issued on the letter-head with the full name of the religious association, its location and telephone number, and the commitment of the religious association that the foreign citizen shall comply with the rules of stay in the Republic of Belarus, sealed by the religious association and approved by the Commissioner for Religious and Ethnic Affairs.
Visa is issued for up to 90 days and may be single-entry, double-entry and multiple-entry.

To see a sample application for the issuanceof a short-term visa for religious reasons please click here (In Russian).

Visits to cemeteries:

An original certificate of a local executive committee confirming the fact of burial in the Republic of Belarus and the maintenance of the graves of close relatives or spouse of a foreign citizen.
Visa is issued for up to 90 days and may be single-entry, double-entry or multiple-entry. 

Implementation of humanitarian programs, including foreign donations, children’s rest and recuperation and voluntary gratuitous works: 

An application of the Humanitarian Activities Department of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Belarus or another governmental body authorized by the laws of the Republic of Belarus, regional executive committees and Minsk City Executive Committee, including applications received by facsimile or other channels of communication; 

 Journalism:

A journalist visa is issued to mass media representatives of foreign states in connection with their temporary accreditation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus;