VISA SUPPORT DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED FOR CERTAIN VISA TYPES:
For a Private/Homestay/Visitor’s Visa, the applicant is required to provide an original invitation. The applicant’s relatives or friends should obtain invitation (“zaprashenne”) at the local passport and visa office of the Ministry of Interior Affairs. In case of emergency (unexpected illness, death of a relative, etc.) visas can be issued upon submitting a certified cable from a doctor or a clinic in Belarus.
Citizens of the US, Canada, members of EU and select other countries who intend to stay in the Republic of Belarus for no longer than 30 days when visiting a private person do not need to provide letters of invitation. Still, the inviting person and their address must be indicated in the visa application form.
For a Tourist Visa, the applicant must provide an original invitation issued by an authorized Belarus travel agency. If you would like for Go To Russia Travel to obtain such invitation for you, please contact us for details. In most cases, a reservation at a hotel and booking of travel services is required in order to obtain a tourist invitation. Additional fees (cost of invitation, international shipping), besides cost of travel arrangements, will apply.
For a Business Visa, the applicant must provide an original letter of invitation from a company or an organization in the Republic of Belarus, which is registered as a legal entity by the Belarus authorities. The letter of invitation should be printed on the official letterhead with a registration number, date of issue, and should bear the signature of an official and a corporate seal. It should also indicate the expected duration of the applicant's stay in Belarus. The inviting party must provide written guarantees that the invitee will abide by the rules and regulations applied to foreign citizens in the Republic of Belarus.
Citizens of the US, Canada, members of EU and select other countries who intend to stay in the Republic of Belarus for no longer than 30 days when visiting a company or an organization do not need to provide letters of invitation. Still, the inviting organization and its address must be indicated in the visa application form.
Multiple-entry long-term business visa requires confirmation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus.
For a Transit Visa, the applicant is required to have (in their passport) a visa for the country they will enter after transiting through Belarus. In case of traveling to a country that requires no visa for the applicant, it is required to provide a copy of the ticket, itinerary from travel agent or any other credible document confirming the trip to the appropriate country.