Visa Required:
Yes
Visa Processing Time:
5 days. Express Visa processing by the embassy within 2 days.
Visa Appointment Required:
No.
Visa Appointment Procedure:
Not Applicable.
Visa Application Fee:
For Tourist Visa:
Normal Processing (5 days): Single Entry: 26, Double Entry: 46.
Express Processing (Within 48 hours): Single Entry: 46, Double Entry: 86.
For Visitor Visa:
Normal Processing (5 days): Single: 42, Double: 75, Multiple: 108.
Express Processing (Within 48 hours): Single: 75, Double: 141, Multiple: 207.
Visa fees for children up to 16 years old is 9 for either Tourist or Visitor visa.
Payment is by only debit cards or by Postal Orders. Postal orders should be made payable to the "Embassy of Belarus".
Documents Required:
Application Form
Completely filled out visa application form. If a question does not apply, please write "n/a". Incomplete forms will be returned to applicants unprocessed.
The visa application form should be filled out in legible handwriting or typing.
The purpose of visit must be described in detail.
Photograph
One recent passport-sized (45mm x 35 mm) colour photograph of the applicant, which should be glued or stapled to the marked space at the upper right-hand corner of the application form. The photograph must not be stapled over the facial area. Photographs with staples that overlap the holder's facial features will not be accepted.
Passport
Need to be valid for more than 3 months after the intended departure from Belarus with 1 blank page to affix the visa sticker. British Residence Permit must also exceed by more than 3 months the validity of the requested visa.
Tourist Voucher
An original tourist voucher from a registered Belarusian travel agency. A hotel voucher does not substitute a tourist voucher. Below is the list of registered travel agencies:
National Tourist Agency of the Republic of Belarus
Belintourist, National Tour Operator of the Republic of Belarus
AlatanTour
BelarusTourService
Sanatoria & Health Resorts Centre
SmokTravel
Top-Tour
Vneshintourist
Vokrug Sveta
Other Tourist Agencies
Medical Insurance
Medical insurance is required for all foreign citizens traveling to the Republic of Belarus (except British citizens). The insurance certificate can be bought at the Belarusian border. Applicants should not submit their insurance certificate to the Embassy. It should be presented to the immigration officer when entering Belarus.
Letter of Invitation
Only required if visiting friends or family. An original letter of invitation (not a copy) made up by the applicant's friends or relatives residing in Belarus at the local passport and visa office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
An invitation may also be submitted in person by a Belarusian citizen on a temporary visit to the United Kingdom. The signature on this invitation must be notarized at the Consular and Visa Section of the Embassy of Belarus (the consular fee is 20).
Self addressed mail
If an application is made by post then a prepaid and self-addressed return envelope should be enclosed.
Postal Application:
Yes.
Visa Application Procedure:
Applicants should turn up at the embassy during its opening hours and apply.
Visa Collection Procedure:
If the applicant is applying through post then a self-addressed Special Delivery envelope needs to be provided.
General Visa Information:
Within 3 business days after arriving in Belarus visitors should report the information about the address and duration of stay to the local police station so that a registration stamp is put in their passport. If staying in a hotel, this will be arranged by the hotel services.
Belarus Embassy Information:
Consular and Visa Section
6 Kensington Court, London W8 5DL
Tel: 02079383677, 02079385984
Fax: 02073610005
Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Closed: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
Reception Hours: 9.30-12.30
Phone Answer: 14.00-16.00
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