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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 – upon the following documents:
  1. an original letter of visa support of a Belarusian legal entity;
  2. (?) a document, that proves the necessity of multiple visits to the Republic of Belarus during the requested period of visa validity, i.e. a copy of a contract (cooperation agreement) between a Belarusian legal entity and foreign citizen or foreign organization where he/she works, that confirms the existence of stable business connection, or document of a Belarusian legal entity (including the founding documents), confirming that the foreigner is a founder of a Belarusian commercial organization or an employee of a foreign company, that has established the commercial organization in Belarus;
  3. by the decision of the consular officer – other documents, confirming the information, contained in the letter of visa support, and the existence of business contacts.

    A long-term visa for a purpose of business  can be issued on the basis of a
    letter of visa support of a representative office of a foreign company in the Republic of Belarus to founders, managers and employees of the foreign company, which has established this office, in order to supervise the work of the representative office or to carry out activities, directly related to the work of the representative office;
  • for participation in sport or cultural events – upon the following documents:
  1. an original letter of visa support of a Belarusian legal entity;
  2. a document, that proves the necessity of multiple visits to the Republic of Belarus during the requested period of visa validity, i.e. copy of a contract (cooperation agreement) between a Belarusian legal entity and foreign citizen or foreign organization where he/she works, that confirms the existence of stable business connection, or the schedule of sport events;
  3. by the decision of the consular officer – other documents, confirming the information, contained in the letter of visa support, and the existence of long-term contacts;
  • for private purposes –one of the following original documents:
  1. an invitation, issued by the local unit of the Citizenship and Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus;
  2. a document, that proves the existence of the property right to the house/apartment on the territory of the Republic of Belarus – for the property owner and his/her family members;
  3. a  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.
  • for visiting the burial places — an original certificate, issued by the local executive committee, confirming the fact of  burial on the territory of the Republic of Belarus and the maintenance of the grave of a close relative or spouse of a foreign citizen;

  • for religious reasons – an original letter of visa support of a religious association, 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;

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

  • for employment – for nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland , France, Germany, Greece, SAR PRC Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, SAR PRC Macau, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States and Uruguay on the basis of the original visa support document of a Belarusian legal entity and one of the following documents: 
  1. a copy of a special employment permit, issued by the Regional branch of the Citizenship and Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, certified by the Belarusian Public Notary;
  2. confirmation from the Regional branch of the Citizenship and Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, delivered directly to the Embassy/Consulate.

If a foreigner was granted a long-term entry visa for the last 3 years in order to maintain business relations or realize humanitarian programs, he or she can obtain a long-term entry visa valid up to 2 years with the right of staying in the Republic of Belarus for up to 90 days per calendar year from the date of the first entry into the Republic of Belarus.

If a foreigner was granted a long-term entry visa for the last 3 years with a period of validity for more than one year in order to maintain business relations or realize humanitarian programs, this person can obtain a long-term entry visa valid up to 3 years with the right of staying in the Republic of Belarus for up to 90 days per calendar year from the date of the first entry into the Republic of Belarus.