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Pecularities of issuance of entry visas at Minsk National Airport

Foreign citizens may apply for a visa on arrival at Minsk National Airport. Such visa applications are processed by the Division for the Admission of Foreigners of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (hereafter referred to as the DAF). Visas are issued 24/7. 

Visa support documents (an original invitation and its copy) should be submitted to the DAF by an inviting organization/person at least 2 business days before the expected arrival date. 

Attention!
 
The officer of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs marks with a stamp the copy of visa support document. The stamp is a confirmation of the receipt of visa support documents. 
The Stamp of the Consular Department on the visa support document is a mandatory requirement of air carriers for the check-in procedure of foreign citizens without valid entry visas of the Republic of Belarus.
On the basis of the above-mentioned information, it is strongly recommended to send the copy of visa support document with the stamp of the Consular Department to the invited foreign citizens (by e-mail, fax, etc.) for its submission to the representative of air carrier at the check-in procedure.
 
In case of a relative’s death or critical illness, visa support documents may be submitted by applicants on arrival.
 
Short-term student visas may be obtained on arrival only in the presence of a representative of the institution that has issued an invitation.  
 
Attention!
Foreign citizens arriving on flights from the Russian Federation will not be able to apply for visas at the DAF. Therefore, they must obtain visas at one of the embassies or consulates of the Republic of Belarus prior to their arrival.
 
Visa support documents should be submitted to the information desk of the DAF at sector 1/2 of the airport, ground floor, in accordance with next shedule (working days from 10.30 to 13.30). On weekend and holidays the information desk of the DAF is closed. Visa support documents may be also sent by post (Division for the Admission of Foreigners of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minsk International Airport, 220054 Minsk). Contact phones: +375 17 279 20 58, +375 17 279 28 72. 
 
Private or tourist visa applications may be also submitted to “Centrkurort” (Pobediteley Av., 19-30, Minsk; phones: +375 17 226 91 00, +375 29 384 36 08) at least 4 business days before the expected arrival date.
 
Besides, visa support documents may be submitted to one of the following regional offices of “Centrkurort” at least 7 business days prior to arrival:
 
- Bobruisk, Karla Marksa St., 38, office 6 (+375 225 72 27 51, +375 225 72 27 52);
 
- Brest, Masherova Av., 17 (+375 162 22 11 11, +375 162 22 03 93);
 
- Gomel, Lenina Av., 6 (+375 232 70 00 65, +375 29 123 00 76);
 
- Grodno, Sotsialisticheskaya St., 14 (+375 152 74 45 45, +375 33 604 45 45);
 
- Mogilev, Pervomayskaya St., 8 (+375 222 22 60 04, +375 29 108 45 66);
 
- Orsha, Lenina St., 46 (+375 216 21 00 24, +375 29 170 09 25);
 
- Vitebsk, Zamkovaya St., 4 (+375 212 36 54 84, +375 212 37 06 64).

Consular fee for processing the application of a foreign citizen for obtaining a visa of the Republic of Belarus in the “Minsk” National Airport (download)