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Home Consular Issues Visa Procedure Type D - Long Term

For issuance of a long-term multiple-entry visa (type D) effective, as a rule, for one year with the right to stay up to 90 days per year, unless otherwise stipulated in the international treaties of the Republic of Belarus, for the purpose of:

Maintaining business contacts, participating in sports / cultural events:

  1. 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 foreign citizen shall comply with the rules of stay in the Republic of Belarus, sealed by the legal entity;
  2. Copies of the contract (cooperation agreement) between the Belarusian legal entity and a foreign citizen or foreign organization in which he works, confirming the existence of stable business relationship, or any documents of the Belarusian legal entity (including the articles of incorporation) confirming that the foreigner is an incorporator of Belarusian commercial organization or is an employee of foreign company which established commercial company in Belarus, sealed by the Belarusian legal entity or the organization in a contractual relationship with the Belarusian legal entity, or a copy verified by the consular officer against the original document;
  3. If necessary, where decided by the consular officer — other documents confirming information contained in the application and the existence of business contacts must be submitted.

A long-term visa for the purpose of business contacts maintenance can be issued on the basis of an application of a representative office of a foreign company or bank in the Republic of Belarus for an entry visa:

  • to managers and employees of the representative office of a foreign company or bank in the Republic of Belarus;
  • to founders, managers and employees of a foreign enterprise (organization), which has established this office — in order to supervise the representative office or any activities directly related to the work of the representative office.

A multiple-entry long-term visa is also issued by the order of the Consular Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the basis of the applications from the governmental authorities, regional executive committees and Minsk City Executive Committee, received by the Consular Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

To see a sample application for a multiple-entry long-term visa for the purpose of maintaining business contacts or participating in sports / cultural events please click here (In Russian).

Private Visit (for private purposes):

On the basis of one of the following original documents:

  • an invitation issued by the Citizenship and Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus;
  • by the prior consent of the consul — application prepared by a citizen of the Republic of Belarus — husband (wife) or a close relative of the foreign citizen whose signature is certified by a foreign official authorized to perform notarial acts, in accordance with a specified form.

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

Religious reasons:

The application of a religious association, issued on the letter-head with the full name of the religious association, its location and telephone number, sealed by the religious association, 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;

To see a sample application for issuance of a multiple-entry long-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 a husband (wife) of a foreign citizen.

Implementation of humanitarian programs, including foreign donations, children’s rest and recuperation and voluntary gratuitious 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 permanent accreditation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.