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Apply for your Belarus visa with expert support

Real Russia can help UK citizens and many foreign nationals wishing to visit the Republic of Belarus acquire a visa. We offer three basic types of service depending on the purpose of your visit (tourist or transit), how long you need the visa to be valid for and how many times you expect to visit within the dates the visa is valid.

By using our visa application service, you can be confident that all hidden fees are taken care of, meaning the price you see is the price you pay! What’s more, you do not have to book a flight, visit the Belarusian Consulate yourself, or provide your own Letter of Invitation or visa support documents.

Coronavirus update: We regret that we are unable to help with obtaining Belarus visas at the moment. If you need to travel to Belarus now, we recommend applying directly at the Belarus consulate in London. You can find out more information about the current status of entry into Belarus below.

If you have any questions or concerns about your visa application, please contact our visa team at

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Included in the price for a Belarusian visa:

  • Fees for all necessary visa support documents and Letters of Invitation (if required).
  • Local taxes.
  • Consular tariffs.
  • Delivery, collection and management of your application at the Consulate by our staff.
  • Expert support from our team.
  • Peace of mind!

Optional extras:

  • Central London courier delivery the day your visa is ready.
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery of your passport and Belarus visa back to you (UK only).
  • £2,500 of consequential loss postal insurance (UK mainland only).

What is a Belarusian tourist visa?

A Belarusian tourist visa can be used to visit Belarus for tourist or leisure purposes for up to 30 days. This visa is valid for travel to Belarus only during the dates stated on a tourist voucher supplied by a hotel that has been approved by the Belarus Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

If Real Russia is managing the accommodation we will provide the official vouchers required. If you are organising your own accommodation, then you will need to provide them with your application. 

Please note: As of November 2012, it is no longer possible to obtain a Belarusian visa without an existing booking of an approved hotel. Please contact us for more information on this. To book an approved hotel, you may also select and book one online at the following link: Hotel Bookings 

What is a Belarusian transit visa?

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.

How can I pay for my visa?

You have several options to pay for your visa including:

Can I deliver my passport and collect my visa from your office in person?

Yes, of course you can, we have an office in central London and we will be happy to see you and assist with your application if needed. If you intend to deliver an application in person or collect your passport and visa we are open for collection and deliveries during the following times.

Please note: Currently, all visits to our offices are by appointment only.

Passport Collection and Delivery times
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10.00 GMT 13.00 GMT
Saturday Closed Closed
Bank / public holidays (unless advised otherwise) 10:00 – 13:00 GMT

Visa applications received by our office after 13.00pm on weekdays or on UK bank holidays will not start to be processed until the following working day.

Do you have any questions?

If you are completing your Belarus visa application with us we will tell you all you need to know, however if you have any questions about the process or would like to know more, please see our dedicated Belarus visa FAQs page for more information.

Coronavirus: Entry into Belarus

As of the 20th December 2020, the government of Belarus introduced additional exit controls at its land borders. No one can leave Belarus by a land border unless they have a valid exemption as set out by the Council of Ministers. Flights continue to operate in and out of Minsk National Airport as normal.

Entering Belarus through a land border is only possible for those British Nationals who have temporary or permanent residency in Belarus.

All foreign arrivals, above the age of six, must have a medical certificate (PCR) showing a negative coronavirus test result, issued no later than 72 hours before entry. This requirement does not apply to holders of permanent or temporary residency in Belarus or for British Nationals who plan to transit Belarus within 24 hours and provide evidence they will exit within this time-frame.

All arrivals from the UK must self-isolate for 10 days, regardless of whether they show symptoms.

You should check the specific COVID-19 test requirements set by the Belarusian authorities and your airline in advance of your flight.

While it is still possible to enter Belarus by land, checks at the border may take longer than usual. If you are planning to enter or exit Belarus by land, we advise you to check the travel advice of the relevant neighbouring country, as coronavirus-related border restrictions may be put in place at short notice.

Belarus quarantine rules

Belarus currently requires foreign nationals of several countries to quarantine upon entry. This includes:

Hungary, Andorra, Spain, Malta, Ukraine, Montenegro, France, United Kingdom, Luxemburg, Sweden, Belgium, Moldova, Island, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Portugal, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Ireland, Lithuania, Canada, Switzerland, Poland, Liechtenstein, Croatia, Denmark, Italy, Latvia, Germany, Albania.