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    Belarus Tourist Visa

    Passport Issuing Country

    India

    Country of Residence

    India

    Visiting Country

    Belarus

    Visa Required

    Yes

    Visa On Arrival

    Yes

    Visa Type

    Stamp Visa

    Fees

    Processing time

    Short-term Tourist Visa - Up to 5 Business Days

    Stay period

    Single-Entry Visa - 30 Days, Double-Entry Visa - 30 Days

    Validity

    Single Entry- Up to 3 Months

    Belarus Business Visa

    Passport Issuing Country

    India

    Country of Residence

    India

    Visiting Country

    Belarus

    Visa Required

    Yes

    Visa On Arrival

    No

    Visa Type

    Stamp Visa

    Fees

    Processing time

    Short-term Business Visa- Up to 5 Business Days, Long- term Business Visa- Up to 20 Days

    Stay period

    Short-term Business Visa- Up to 30 Days, Long-term Business Visa- Up to 90 Days

    Validity

    Short-term Business Visa- Valid up to 90 Days (single, double, multiple, Group/individual), Long-term Business Visa- Up to 1 Year

    Documents Required for Belarus Visa

    Tourist Visa Overview:

    The Indian tourists travelling to the Republic of Belarus are mandatorily required to obtain a visa. This category of visa is issued for those going to Belarus for holidays, tourism or entertainment purposes.

    Documents Required for Belarus Tourist Visa:

    • Original passport, valid for at least 90 days after the date of departure from the Republic of Belarus, should have at least two blank pages.
    • Duly filled out Visa application form (should be filled out in legible handwriting or typing (in block letters), signed by applicant personally / for minors - signed by their legal representatives).
    • A coloured passport size photographs (clicked in last 6 months) measuring 35mm x 45mm covering the full face and taken against the light background Health insurance certificate copy with a minimum of EUR 10,000 coverage.  This should contain details of the issuing company, name of the applicant, valid in the territory of the Republic of Belarus, valid for the period of stay in the Republic of Belarus.
    • A copy of accommodation reservation on service provider’s official letterhead.
    • A copy of the confirmed flight ticket or booking of air tickets.
    • Official visa request letter issued by the Belarusian tour operator/ health resort operator / agro-eco tourism operator to support the process.
    • Original Financial statement from the past 3 months; a bank account statement attested by the bank/ of the applicant’s own company/ of the applicant’s family member’s company or a salary slip- of the applicant on the Employer’s letterhead will suffice.
    • If the applicant is under 18, a copy of the full birth certificate along with copies of parents’ passports is required.

    Business Visa Overview:

    Belarus business visa is granted to foreign nationals to discuss with business representatives, participate in a scientific, educational, professional or company meeting or conference, work an estate or negotiate an agreement in Belarus.
     
    Documents Required for Belarus Short term Business visa:

    • Original Passport with at least two blank pages, valid for at least 90 days after the date of departure from the Republic of Belarus. Should have no torn pages, no entries and corrections that are not certified by issuing authorities. For applicants under 18 years old, a copy of Birth Certificate (containing information about parents) and copies of passports of the applicant’s parents (legal representatives) will be required.
    • Duly filled out Visa application form (should be filled out in legible handwriting or typing (in block letters), signed by applicant personally / for minors - signed by their legal representatives).
    • A coloured passport size photographs (clicked in last 6 months) measuring 35mm x 45mm covering the full face and taken against the light background.
    • Health insurance certificate copy with a minimum of EUR 10,000 coverage.  This should contain details of the issuing company, name of the applicant, valid in the territory of the Republic of Belarus, valid for the period of stay in the Republic of Belarus.
    • Original or copy of visa request (invitation) by a Belarusian legal entity.
    • Copy of accommodation booking on the hotel’s letterhead (not applicable for regular travellers holding Schengen, US, Canada, Japan, Australia and other visas / athletes / participants of cultural events).
    • Confirmed air tickets or booking of air tickets.
    • Original Financial statement from the past 3 months; a bank account statement attested by the bank/ of the applicant’s own company/ of the applicant’s family member’s company or a salary slip- of the applicant on the Employer’s letterhead will suffice.

    Documents Required for Belarus long-term Business visa (Type D) - valid up to 1 year, stay of up to 90 days; individual

    • Original Passport with at least two blank pages, valid for at least 90 days after the date of departure from the Republic of Belarus. Should have no torn pages, no entries and corrections that are not certified by issuing authorities. For applicants under 18 years old, a copy of Birth Certificate (containing information about parents) and copies of passports of the applicant’s parents (legal representatives) will be required.
    • Duly filled out Visa application form (should be filled out in legible handwriting or typing (in block letters), signed by applicant personally / for minors - signed by their legal representatives).
    • A coloured passport size photographs (clicked in last 6 months) measuring 35mm x 45mm covering the full face and taken against the light background.
    • Health insurance certificate copy with a minimum of EUR 10,000 coverage.  This should contain details of the issuing company, name of the applicant, valid in the territory of the Republic of Belarus, valid for the period of stay in the Republic of Belarus.
    • Original or copy of visa request (invitation) by a Belarusian legal entity
    • Copy of business contract between a Belarusian company and a foreign applicant, or his employer-company / documents proving that applicant is a founder of a commercial company in Belarus, or is an employee of a foreign organization-founder of a commercial company in Belarus, verified by the stamp of the Belarusian legal entity, or by the stamp of the organization under a business contract with the Belarusian legal entity / covering letter confirming employment with an organization under business contract with Belarusian company – on the letterhead of the employer organization, signed by head of organization.
    • Original Financial statement from the past 3 months; a bank account statement attested by the bank/ of the applicant’s own company/ of the applicant’s family member’s company or a salary slip- of the applicant on the Employer’s letterhead will suffice.

    Belarus Visa FAQs

    1. Is it mandatory for Indian travellers to get a visa for Belarus?

    Yes. In most cases, it is necessary to get a Belarus Tourist Visa for Indian travellers. Even though there are a few situations where visa-free entry can be possible (only when landing at the Minsk Airport), in the majority of cases an appropriate travel authorization needs to be taken which will be granted via the Embassy of Belarus in India. Fortunately, Dook can help you with the entire visa process from explaining everything you need to know to getting your visa stamped and coordinating with the Embassies. Get in touch with our visa experts today.

    2. How can an Indian traveller get a visa-free entry in Belarus?  

    The Indian nationals can enter Belarus visa-free through the Minsk National Airport only if they possess- a multiple entry visa or a national visa granted by an EU/Schengen Member State; an entry stamp from one of these countries in their passport or a valid return ticket from the Minsk Airport.

    3. Can I get a visa upon arrival in Belarus?

    The foreign nationals arriving in Belarus via Minsk National Airport can get a visa at the airport. But it is advised to kindly carry travel insurance along for submission at the immigration and ease of the further process.

    4. Is it possible to get the Belarus visa extended after the embassy’s issuance?

    The visa cannot be extended by or at the Embassy once it has been issued to the applicant. In case your travel plans change or you change your mind, you have to apply for a new visa. We, at Dook, can help you file your fresh application and reduce most of your hassles of running around embassies to get the updates.

    5. How much time does it take for the Belarus visa to process in India?

    The standard processing time for a Belarus visa in India may take up to a maximum of five business days.  

    6. Do Indian nationals appear for an Embassy interview for a Belarus visa?

    The Embassy of Belarus has the right to call the applicant for personal interviews and even request additional documents to take a final call in issuing the Belarus visa.

    7. Do Indians require an RT PCR test report to enter Belarus?

    All the travellers (other than Belarusian citizens and residents) aged 6 and above are required to present a negative PCR test taken no later than 4 days before arrival. This requirement is exempted for permanent or temporary residents in Belarus. The test result submitted must be in Belarusian, English or Russian.
     
    8. What currency is used in Belarus?

    The official currency used in Belarus is the Belarusian ruble or rouble, however, USD (United States dollar) and EUR (euro) are also widely accepted.
     
    9. What documents should the Indian nationals submit for a Belarus tourist visa?

    The mandatory documents required to apply for a Belarus tourist visa are listed below:
     
    ● Original passport with a validity of up to 6 months ahead of the date of the journey; with 2 blank pages
    ● Duly filled visa application form
    ● One recent coloured photograph as per the required photo specifications (35mm x 45mm; full face; taken against the light background)
    ● Medical insurance certificate worth at least 10,000 EUR
    ● Travel itinerary
    ● Accommodation proof or hotel reservation letter
    ● Official bank statement from last 6 months

    10. What is the usual validity of a Belarus visa?

    The Belarus visa, be it short term or long, is typically valid for up to a year.
     
    11. How much will a Belarus visa cost?

    There is no stipulated cost for Belarus visas as the price will differ depending on your nationality and the type of visa you want. To find out how much an Indian traveller has to pay for the Belarusian visa, get in touch with Dook’s visa team who will guide you through the entire procedure and requirements effortlessly.
     
    12. Is it mandatory to provide the actual travel dates while filling in my Belarus tourist visa application?
     
    It is advised to use the exact travel dates (only if known) while applying for Belarus Tourist Visa. If not sure about the accurate dates, we suggest adding a few days before and after your tentatively decided dates of travel.
     
    13. How can the Indians get a business visa for Belarus?

    The process to get a business visa for Belarus is quite simple. Submit the following documents to the Embassy of Belarus in India or your ideal visa adviser Dook.  

    ● Original passport with a validity of up to 6 months ahead of the date of the journey; with 2 blank pages
    ● Duly filled visa application form
    ● One recent coloured photograph as per the required photo specifications (35mm x 45mm; full face; taken against the light background)
    ● Business Cover Letter
    ● Letter of Invitation from the Belarusian Employer
    ● Additional Documents if planning a Long-Term business stay
    ● Medical insurance certificate worth at least 10,000 EUR
    ● Travel itinerary
    ● Accommodation proof or hotel reservation letter
    ● Official bank statement from last 6 months
     
    14. Is it mandatory to get the hotel booking confirmation for a Belarus Tourist Visa?

    It becomes quite difficult to apply for Belarus Tourist Visa without an existing hotel reservation confirmation. Therefore, it is advised to book your hotel well in advance before applying for Belarusian Visa. You can either get an official invitation or a tourist voucher to present to the consular office or take a copy of the hotel booking confirmation along. Your visa will only be considered valid if you have the hotel dates booked.
     
    15. Will I be able to get a refund for my visa application in case my visa gets refused?

    If you have already applied for the Belarus visa and in the unlikely event your application gets refused, there would be no refund provided. You will have to re-apply for a fresh visa application thereafter.
     
    16. Does Belarus issue a Schengen visa?

    Out of the many countries that are not part of the Schengen zone, Belarus is one of them and therefore, has a separate visa process and mandates.



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