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Document Requirements

These requirements are applicable for US Citizens applying at the Washington DC Office

Please send TDS your current valid and signed passport. It must not expire within 3 months 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 expires within 3 months, 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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An original (not a copy) Letter of Invitation from your relatives or friends should obtain invitation ("zaprashenne") for you at the local passport and visa office of the Ministry of Interior and send it to you. In case of emergency (unexpected illness, death of the relative, etc.) visas can be issued upon submitting a certified cable from a doctor or a clinic in Belarus.

 

 

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.

 

 

If applicant is a child under 18 years of age, a copy of child's birth certificate and copies of parents’ passport main information pages (with passport number, expiration date, photo etc.) have to be submitted.

 

 

Please Send One Fully Completed and Signed Application Form.

 

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 usually 5-6 business days.

 

Shipping Instructions

Please forward a printed copy of your order confirmation and all required documents to:

Travel Document Systems, Inc.
1625 K St. NW
Suite 750
Washington, DC 20006

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.

Once your order is complete, your Passport with the visa sticker/stamp will be returned to you via FedEx Overnight.

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Continental USA Only Price
Next Business Day - up to 3 passports $32.00
Next Business Day - 4 or more passports $33.00
Saturday Delivery $41.00
Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI Price
Next Day Letter (No Saturday Delivery) $39.00
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Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.