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Belarus Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
Other EU Yes No Yes*
USA Yes No Yes*
Canadian Yes No Yes*
Australian Yes No Yes*
British Yes No Yes*


All visitors must hold a passport valid for 90 days after the date of departure from Belarus and with at least two blank pages.

Passport Note

All foreign nationals must register their passports at the local police station within five working days of their arrival; if staying at a hotel, reception will do this automatically.


Visas to Belarus are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above for stays longer than 5 days. Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.

Visa Note

To apply for a tourist visa, you usually need to include a letter from your tour operator or travel agency or a scanned/faxed copy of your accommodation booking. (Nationals of European countries may be exempt from this requirement if applying for a single-entry visit of less than 30 days.) You must also submit proof of travel insurance.

It's possible to visit the areas of Avgustov Canal and Grodno and Belovezhskaya Pushcha for short periods without a visa, but this must be done through a registered tour operator; the areas can't be visited on an independent basis.

Types and Cost

Nationals of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland: single-entry transit visa: €10; double-entry transit visa: €15; multiple-entry transit visa: €35; single-entry short-term visa: €25; double-entry short-term visa: €35; multiple-entry short-term visa: €60; long-term visa: €60.

All other nationals: individual visa: €60; group visa (per person: €10.

Fees are double if you choose 48-hour processing.


Single- or double-entry short-term tourist visa: 30 days; single-, double- or multiple-entry short-term visitor visa (for visiting friends and relatives): 90 days; single-, double- or multiple-entry short-term business visa: 90 days; long-term visa: usually 90 days within a year.


Transit visas (single-, double- or multiple-entry) allow travel through Belarus for up to two days and are valid for up to a year.

Application to

Contact your nearest consulate (or consular section at embassy). If you live in a country where there is no Belarusian embassy or consulate, you can obtain a visa at Minsk National Airport, but must submit your documentation to the Foreign Admissions Division of the Consular Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( in advance.

Working days

Allow at least seven days for visa processing. There is also a 48-hour express option.

Sufficient Funds

You may be asked to provide proof of funds to cover your stay.

Extension of stay

If you wish to extend your stay, you should contact the local office of the Citizenship and Migration Department.

Entry with pets

If importing animals, you must provide a veterinary inspection certificate and vaccination certificate. These should be translated into Russian or Belarusian.

Our visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing,
We strongly recommend that you verify critical information unique to your trip with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of Belarus in the USA

Telephone: (202) 986 1606.
Address: , , , ,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0930-1230.

Embassy of Belarus in the UK

Telephone: (020) 7938 3677.
Address: , 6 Kensington Court, London, W8 5DL,
Opening times:

Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 0930-1230.

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