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These requirements are applicable for US Citizens applying at the Washington DC Office
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TDS Order Form
Ship Your Documents
Please send TDS your current valid and signed passport. US passport must be valid at least 3 months beyond intended stay and must have at least two blank visa pages. Foreign Embassies cannot issue a visa on a page not labeled as a Visa page. Amendment and Endorsement pages in the back of the passport cannot be used for issuance of a visa.
A visa cannot be stamped on a page even if only one Small Stamp is on the visa page. If you do not have any blank visa pages in your passport, TDS can assist you in applying for additional pages. If your passport is not valid at least 3 months beyond intended stay, you must renew your passport and then we will secure your visa with the new passport.
Please send 1 recent professional passport-type photograph.
Digital and non-passport photographs are not acceptable.
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Please send a copy of your round trip airline tickets, or itinerary or e-ticket, or letter of confirmation from a travel agent. The itinerary must show the applicant's name, date of arrival and departure from the country, and flight information. The Embassy does not recommend purchasing your ticket prior to a visa being issued.
An original or a copy of a letter of invitation from an agency, company or organization in the Republic of Belarus, which is registered as a legal entity by the Belorussian authorities. A letter of invitation should be printed on the official letterhead with a registration number, date of issue, and should bear the signature of an official and a corporate seal. It should also indicate the expected duration of the applicant's stay in Belarus. An inviting party must provide written guarantees that an invitee will abide by the rules and regulations applied to foreign citizens in the Republic of Belarus.
Sample of a letter of invitation: In English | In Russian
Multi Entry Visa: Multiple-entry long-term (type D) business visa requires confirmation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus.
Proof of registration of a Belarusian company (orginal or notarized copy of the extract from the State Register of Legal Enttities and Private Entrepreneurs of Belarus issued by the Ministry of Justice of Belarus.
Authenticated copy of contract between Belarusian company and you or company where you work.
A document certifying that you are employed by that company.
All visa applicants have to present a travel insurance valid for Belarus (can be provided by but not limited to Travelex, Travel Guard, RoamRight, Allianz Global Assistance, Travel Mate, Seven Corners, International Medical Group (IMG)
A letter from your insurance company (original or copy) is required. This letter should contain the following information.
1) Name, address and phone number of the Insurance Company.
2) Full name of policy holder.
3) Insurance territorial coverage (should be valid in Belarus or worldwide).
4) Insurance term of validity (should be valid through the period of travel or temporary residence in Belarus).
5) Amount of emergency medical coverage (should not be less than $13.500.00 with $0 deductible).
A photocopy of the insurance card will not be sufficient enough to meet the above requirements.
Please Note: The ORIGINAL medical insurance documentation/letter must be carried by the traveler during travel to Belarus.
The Insurance coverage letter is a compulsory document. Applicants missing this document will systematically have their visa denied.
Please Send One Fully Completed and Signed Application Form.
If you formerly had USSR or Belorussian citizenship, please submit the documents proving the loss of USSR/Belorussian citizenship.
Medical insurance is required for all foreign citizens traveling to the Republic of Belarus. This medical insurance can be obtained upon arrival at airport and border entry points. More information
The above visa requirements apply to the Belarus Embassy in Washington, DC.
Transit visas are required for all travelers heading to or from Russia or other New Independent States via Belarus (even if the traveler has valid Russian visa or visa of other NIS state)
Your application will be hand carried to the Embassy, normal processing time is not less than one week.
Fees charged by Travel Document Systems for our part in assisting you in obtaining
Once your visa order is complete, your documents will be returned to you via FedEx.
The below table outlines the possible costs associated with this service.
These are the fees charged by the foreign government for issuing a visa. Fees are
per person per visa.
Note: All consular fees above include a $5 check writing fee.
You must complete the TDS Online Order Form.
The order form gives TDS your name, address, shipping information and payment method. Multiple applicants can be entered using one order form. You only need to complete one TDS order form per request. Please print two copies of the confirmation page. Include one copy with the documents you ship to TDS and keep one copy for your records.
While completing the online order form in this step, you will be asked how you want to pay TDS fees. You may pay our fees online with a credit card or enclose a personal or business check or money order.
Please forward the completed requirements to:
Local Phone Number: 202-638-3800
Urgent applications should be shipped to TDS using only the FedEx Company.
Please use FedEx Priority Overnight. Do NOT ship "First Overnight." This will delay
the delivery of your package.
By connecting on the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, the US State Department will be able to assist you better in the case of an emergency, such as if you lose your passport or it is stolen while you are abroad.