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According to the Law of the Republic of Belarus “On Legal Status of Foreign Citizens and Stateless Persons in the Republic of Belarus” of January 4, 2010 a foreign citizen may enter the Republic of Belarus, leave the Republic of Belarus and transit through the territory of the Republic of Belarus with a foreign travel document (?), if there is a visa of the Republic of Belarus (?), unless otherwise stipulated by the international agreements of the Republic of Belarus or by the decisions of the President of the Republic of Belarus.

Visa regulations of the Republic of Belarus, approved by the decree of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of July 15, 2010 No.1065, established types of visas and issue procedures

In the Republic of Belarus, the following categories of visas are provided:

  • visa for entry into the Republic of Belarus (hereinafter — the entry visa);
  • visa for exit from the Republic of Belarus (hereinafter — the exit visa);
  • visa for exit from the Republic of Belarus and for entry into the Republic of Belarus (hereinafter — the exit-entry visa).

Diplomatic representations and consular institutions of the Republic of Belarus, as well as the Foreign Admissions Division of the Consular Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus at the «National Airport Minsk» are the issuing authorities of entry visas to the Republic of Belarus.

As visa applications are issued, a consular fee is charged. The rates of the consular fee set by the Tax Code of the Republic of Belarus. Citizens of some countries enjoy special rates, established by the President of the Republic of Belarus.

In the Republic of Belarus, the following types of entry visas are provided:

transit visa (type B) with the right of single, double or multiple transit through the territory of the Republic of Belarus within 2 days;

short-term visa (type C), valid up to 90 days with the right of single, double or multiple entry and the right to stay for up to 90 days:

•    for a purpose of business,  for participation in sport or cultural events
•    for tourism
•    for private purposes
•    to study
•    for employment
•    for religious reasons
•    for the implementation of humanitarian programs
•    for visiting the burial places
•    for journalistic activity
•    for permanent residence;
 

long-term visa (type D), valid up to 1 year with the right to stay for up to 90 days (?), unless otherwise stipulated by international agreements of the Republic of Belarus.

•    for a purpose of business
•    for participation in sport or cultural events
•    for private purposes
•    for visiting the burial places
•    for religious reasons
•    for the implementation of humanitarian programs
•    for journalistic activity
•    for employment;

Entry visas may be single-entry (?), double-entry (?) and multiple-entry (?).