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.
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
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.
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: Our London office is temporarily closed.
|Passport Collection and Delivery times|
|Monday, Wednesday and Friday||10.00 GMT||13.00 GMT|
|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.
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.