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Belarus Visas

Real Russia can help to obtain visas required by UK citizens and many foreign nationals wishing to visit the Republic of Belarus. We offer two basic types of service depending on the purpose of your visit, how long you wish the visa to be valid for and how many times you expect to visit within the visa validity period.


What is a tourist visa?

A tourist via can be used to visit Belarus for tourist or leisure purposes for up to 30 days. This visa is valid for travel to Belarus only during the dates stated on a tourist voucher supplied by a hote that has been approved by the Belarus Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

If Real Russia is managing the accommodation we will provide the official vouchers required. If you are organising your own accommodation, then you will need to provide them with your application. Please note that as of November 2012 it is impossible to obtain a Belarussian visa without an existing booking of an approved hotel. Please contact us for more information on this. To book an approved hotel, you may also select and book one online at the following link: Hotel Bookings 

What is a transit visa?

A transit visa is a specific type of visa for people who are travelling or transiting through Belarus to a third country. For example this could include going to Russia from Poland via Belarus by train, or flying from the UK into Minsk, stopping a night and then continuing onto the Ukraine by air.

However, you may not use a transit visa if you are returning to the country that you entered Belarus from. So for example flying from the UK to Minsk and then flying directly back to the UK is not an option.

The transit visa is valid for two days during which the transit through Belarus should occur. This is usually sufficient time to travel through the country by train, a journey that usually takes between 12 and 18 hours. However, if you have any doubts that this will not give you enough time, please get in touch with us.

If you are travelling to Russia, we are happy to provide ‘back to back’ visa service to you and return you passport to you with all visas when they are complete. You can find further information on obtaining a visa to enter Russia here.

What is included in the price?

Our prices include all costs necessary to get your visa, among which are:

  • fees for all necessary visa support documents and if required letters of invitation
  • local taxes
  • consular tariffs
  • delivery, collection and management of your application at the consulate by our staff

In addition to this you can choose from the following optional services

  • central London courier delivery the day your visa is ready
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery of your passport and Belarus visa back to you (UK only)
  • £2,500 of consequential loss postal insurance (UK mainland only)

This means you do not have to:

  • Book a flight.
  • Provide your own letter of invitation or visa support documents.
  • Visit the consulate yourself.

There are no hidden fees; the price you see is the price you pay!

How can I pay for my visa?

You have several options to pay for your visa including:

Can I deliver my passport and collect my visa from your office in person?

Yes, of course you can. We have an office in central London and we will be happy to see you there and assist with your application if needed. If you intend to deliver an application in person or collect your passport and visa we are open for collection and deliveries during the following times:

Visa applications received by our office after 4.30 pm on weekdays or at any time on Saturdays or non-working days will not start to be processed until the following working day.

How long does the visa take to process?

The processing time will vary dependent upon the type of visa you order. Please see the visa-specific pages for more information and consult our tooltip in order to find out when you can expect your visa to be ready.

Sounds good, how do I get my visa?

To order your Belarussian visa online, please select the level of service you require from the options above.

Can you tell me more?

If you still have more questions please feel free to look at our Frequently Asked Questions or simply contact us directly and we are happy to help.