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)
The Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus has introduced a simplified procedure of obtaining Belarusian guest and business visas by the citizens of Argentina, Bulgaria, Brazil, Great Britain, Hungary, Canada, Slovakia, Uruguay, Chile, Switzerland, South Korea, South African Republic and Japan. Starting from the August 1, 2003 the citizens of the above mentioned states will not need invitations to obtain a visa valid for up to 30 days in Belorussian diplomatic mission abroad. This category if visitors will only need to present a passport, completed application form and a photograph.
Your application will be hand carried to the Embassy, normal processing time is 5-6 business days.