A Belarusian transit visa is a specific type of visa for people who are travelling or transiting through Belarus to a third country. For example, this could include going to Russia from Poland via Belarus by train, or flying from the UK into Minsk, stopping a night and then continuing onto the Ukraine by air. Belarusian transit visas are valid for two days during which the transit through Belarus should occur. This is usually sufficient time to travel through the country by train, a journey that usually takes between 12 and 18 hours.
Please note: You cannot use a transit visa if you are returning to the country that you entered Belarus from. So, for example, flying from the UK to Minsk and then flying directly back to the UK is not an option.
If you are travelling to Russia from Belarus, we are happy to provide ‘back-to-back’ visa service and return your passport to you with all the visas when they are complete. You can find further information on obtaining a visa to enter Russia here.