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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, participation in sport and cultural events — an original (?) letter of visa support of a legal entity, issued on the letter-head with the full name of the entity, its location and telephone number and the obligation of the legal entity to assure a foreign citizen observance of the rules of stay in the Republic of Belarus, sealed by the legal entity. 

    In case of necessity to supervise the activity of a representative office of a foreign enterprise in the Republic of Belarus or to carry out activities, directly related to the work of this office, a short-term business visa can be granted to the managers and employees of this office or foreign enterprise (organization), which has established this office, on the basis of the original application of the foreign enterprise office in the Republic of Belarus, issued on a letter-head with its full name, location and telephone number, and the obligation of the representative office to assure a foreign citizen observance of the rules of stay in the Republic of Belarus, sealed by the representative office.

  • for private purposes – one of the following documents (?):
  1. an original invitation, issued by the local unit of the Citizenship and Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus;
  2. official confirmation of serious illness or death of a close relative or spouse, a death certificate – for processing an entry visa to a foreign citizen, whose close relative or spouse became seriously ill or died in Belarus, as well as to close relatives and spouse of this foreign citizen; 
  3. a subpoena, including the one received by facsimile or other channels of communication;
  4. an original document, confirming the ownership of the real estate property in Belarus – for processing an entry visa to the owner of property and to his/her family members;
  5. a letter of visa support of a Belarusian healthcare institution or contract for medical services with a Belarusian healthcare institution, prepared in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Belarus – for processing a visa to a foreigner, who is in need of medical care, provided in Belarus, as well as to an accompanying person, if required;

    In certain cases, the requirement for the applicant to provide the invitation letter may be withdrawn.
    The withdrawal may occur if requested visa validity is 30 days or less and if the applicant has visited Belarus at least once during the last three years, has no negative visa history, has provided convincing evidence of the purposes of the trip to Belarus, has reaffirmed the existence of consistent relationship with the inviting person.
    The decision to grant the withdrawal is made on a case by case basis while processing a visa request.
  • for tourism — one of the following original (?) documents for the period, specified in the document, but no more than 30 days:
  1. a letter of visa support of a Belarusian tourist company, issued on a letter-head with the full name of the tourist company, its location and telephone number and the obligation of the tourist company to assure a foreign citizen observance of the rules of stay in the Republic of Belarus, sealed  by the tourist company; 
  2. a letter of visa support of a sanatorium-and-spa resort or recreation center, issued on  a letter-head with its full name, location and telephone number, purpose, period of stay of a foreign citizen, services rendered, confirmation of the voucher reservation and full or partial prepayment for the services, as well as the obligation of the sanatorium-and-spa resort or recreation center to assure a foreign citizen observance of the rules of stay in the Republic of Belarus, sealed by the organization;  
  3. a letter of visa support of a representative of farm tourism business with its name and address, purpose, period of stay of a foreign citizen, services rendered and the obligation of the representative to assure a foreign citizen observance of the rules of stay in the Republic of Belarus and copies of documents, confirming the right to provide its services in the sphere of farm tourism;
  • for visiting the burial places – an original certificate of the 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;
  • to study (?) — an original invitation of the Belarusian educational institution, approved by the Citizenship and Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, for the period, specified in the invitation, or appropriate confirmation from the Citizenship and Migration Department, sent directly to the Embassy/Consulate;

  • for religious reasons – an original (?) letter of visa support of a religious association, issued on a letter-head with the full name of the religious association, its location and telephone number, and the obligation of the religious association to assure a foreign citizen observance of the rules of stay in the Republic of Belarus, sealed by the religious association and approved by the Commissioner for Religious and Ethnic Affairs;
  • for the implementation of humanitarian programs, including foreign donations, rest and recreation of children and volunteer work — a letter of visa support of the Humanitarian Activities Department of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Belarus or another authorized governmental institution of the Republic of Belarus, regional executive committees and the Minsk City Executive Committee, including letters of visa support, received by facsimile or other channels of communication;

  • for journalistic activity – upon temporary accreditation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus;

  • for employment (?) – one of the following documents:
  1. a copy of a special employment permit, issued by the local unit of the Citizenship and Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, certified by the Belarusian Public Notary;
  2. relevant confirmation from the local unit of the Citizenship and Migration Department  of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, delivered directly to the Embassy/Consulate;
  • for permanent residence (?) – upon the decision of the Regional branch of the Citizenship and Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus;