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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. 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.
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.
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.