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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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A copy of the tourist voucher and a copy of the confirmation from a Belarusian travel agency. The host must be officially registered as a tourist operator and its license number included in the confirmation.
Sample of a Letter of Invitation: In English | In Russian
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 the applicant formerly had USSR or Belorussian citizenship, the documents proving the loss of USSR/Belorussian citizenship should also be submitted.
Please Send One Fully Completed and Signed Application Form.
Please note that visas already granted cannot be changed or extended by the Consulate General.
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.
If the applicant's travel arrangements to Belarus change once the visa has been granted, he/she should reapply for a new visa and pay a full consular fee. The previous visa becomes void.
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: 212-647-1122
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.