How to Get a Transit Visa for Belarus

Belarus Transit Visa

Belarus Transit Visa

The Transit Visa for Belarus is for those people going through Belarus en route to another country.  As stated here at the Belarus Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Transit Visa for Belarus is issued for transit through the territory of Belarus for the stated period on the visa, but not more than for 1 year, and is valid for 2 days from the date of entry of a foreign citizen into Belarus.

(Go to my Belarus visa page for information on other types of visas for Belarus.

I’ll break everything down for you below about how to go about getting the Belarus Transit Visa.

  • Visa required for U.S. citizens before you go to Belarus: Yes.
    • U.S. citizens need to get a visa in advance of going to Belarus.
    • All U.S. citizens visiting or residing in Belarus must register with the local office of the Citizenship and Migration Department of the Ministry of Interior (formerly OVIR) within 5 business days of arrival.
    • If you receive a visa for a temporary stay but want to stay in Belarus for longer than 90 days, you need to apply for a temporary or permanent residence with the Ministry of Interior. You must make the application in Belarus within the 90 days allotted for a temporary stay.
  • Visa required for non-U.S. citizens before you go to Belarus:
Find your closest consulate
  • If you’re inside the U.S:  Click here to determine where you need to apply.
Gather documentation
  • The official list of required supporting documents is here at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but you should definitely check the website of the Consulate or Embassy you found in Step 1 above to confirm what is required for you.
  • Visa application form
  • One passport-sized photo
  • Original passport with at least two blank pages and with validity at least 90 days after your expected arrival in Belarus
  • Supporting documents: A visa (or copy) for the country you are traveling from/to via Belarus. In case of traveling to countries with no entry visa requirements – copy of the ticket, itinerary from your travel agency or any other document confirming your trip to the appropriate country.
  • Those applying in the United States can use this list.
Visa fee
  • Visa fees might vary depending on where you apply, so go to the website of the Embassy or Consulate you found in Step 1.
Submit materials
  • Submission instructions will vary from consulate to consulate and embassy to embassy, so you will need to check the submission instructions at the website of the embassy or consulate you found in Step 1.
Receive your visa

Congratulations!  The Embassy or Consulate of Belarus will give to you your brand new Belarus visa.

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