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On the Changes in the Issuance of Belarusí visas at the «National Airport Minsk»

21-08-2013

In order to facilitate the procedure of issuance of the entry visas at the Minsk National Airport on August 16, 2013 the Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus Nr.725 on amendments to the Visa rules of the Republic of Belarus was issued on August 16, 2013.

According to the Resolution starting from August 22, 2013, all foreign citizens arriving in the Republic of Belarus through the Minsk National Airport will be able to obtain entry visas at the Airport.

Visa support documents must be submitted to the Foreign Admissions Division (FAD) of the Consular Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus in advance: for short-term visas – not later than 3 business days before expected date of arrival; for long-term visas — not later than 5 business days before expected date of arrival.

In case of serious illness or death of a close relative or spouse of a foreigner visa support documents can be submitted at the time of application of the foreigner for a visa.

Visa support documents may be submitted by the inviting company or person to the FAD located at the National Airport Minsk (telephone: +375 17 279 20 58) or by post, taking into account the timing of delivery (220054, Minsk, the territory of National Airport Minsk, Foreign Admissions Division of the Consular Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus).

Short-term student visas are issued only in the event of personal presence at the «National Airport Minsk» of a representative of the organization authorized by law to issue invitations for study.