Belarus Transit Visas

Real Russia can obtain visas required by many foreign nationals wishing to visit the Republic of Belarus.

The Transit visa allows either a single or double journey via Belarus to a third country of up to 2 days.

A transit visa is a specific type of visa for people who are travelling (or transiting) through Belarus to a third country, for example, going to Russia from Poland via Belarus overland by train, or flying from the UK into Minsk stopping a night and then continuing onto the Ukraine by air.

The transit visa is valid for two (2) days and the transit through Belarus should occur during this time. This is generally sufficient for most travellers including those travelling through Belarus by train, typically trains take between 12 to 18 hours to go through Belarus; though if you have any doubts please contact us.

How do I order?

1. Select your passport nationality to allow us to calculate the exact price for your visa:

2. Select the visa type and processing speed from the options below:
Service type Single visit Double visit Processing time
Standard service £81.44 £81.44 6 days
Express service £137.32 £137.32 2 days
3. Click on an option above to order your visa online

That’s it ... we do the rest and you relax! One last thing though, confirm that the processing times meet your travel needs.

When ordering your visa with us, please bear in mind any public holidays in the UK, or in the country you wish to visit, as these will affect processing times. For more information check out our latest service status announcements.

Please note that Belarus visa fees are calculated and based on the daily exchange rate. If the exchange rate falls by a certain percentage on the day we apply for your visa, then the consulate may apply an additional surcharge of £5.00 to the visa fee to compensate. In these cases we will contact you to take payment for the additional surcharge.

Belarus visa-free regime

Nationals of approximately 80 countries may visit Belarus for up to 30 days without a visa. Visitors wishing to use the visa free regime should enter and exit Belarus through Minsk International airport. For further details please visit our Belarus visa-free regime page.

Are there any external issues which may affect my visa processing?

Please see the following link for any processing issues which may be affecting the Belarusian visa service.

What is the processing time?

The processing time is calculated in business days, excludes weekends and the day of order. It refers to how long it will take us to obtain your visa once we have received your documents and lodged your application with the Belarus Consulate. We will lodge your application the next consular working day after we have received all the application paperwork provided that all documents are in order. The due dates indicated on the order form account for UK and Belarus public holidays. However please note that the Belarus consulate may experience delays when issuing the visas usually shortly after their holiday period is over. The delays may occur due to other reasons as well, such as high volumes or technical issues. For that matter, the visa due dates are only provisional and by no means definitive. In any event, we do not recommend booking your flight or make other travel arrangements until you have got your passport and visa with you.

The Belarus consulate is closed on Wednesdays and does not accept lodgements or collections, so if we receive your application on a Tuesday it will be lodged on Thursday.

The day we receive your visa from the Consulate we will send it to you by Royal Mail Special Delivery, so you will have it the next business day before 1pm, or optionally hold it at our office for your collection.

What documents do I need to provide with my application pack?

The documents that you need to provide to allow us to lodge your application at the consulate depend on your nationality.

Please note that if you are applying for a Belarus visa on a passport from one of the following countries, you will need to apply directly at the Consulate in person; Malaysia, India, Thailand and Singapore.

Check your visa application requirements by selecting your passport nationality from the menu:

  1. The completed, signed visa application form. You can download and print it out by clicking here. If you cannot open the visa application form through this email then you may click on the following link to download a blank application form. If applicable, complete the following sections in capital letters using a ballpoint pen:
    • Section 7. Date of acquiring new citizenship.
    • Section 32. If you have travel insurance, please include the policy details here.
  2. Your passport with minimum two blank pages valid for at least 6 months after the end date of your requested visa validity. Make sure that your passport is signed, the Consulate will not accept a passport that is not signed.
  3. One colour passport photo taken against a plain white background, printed on photographic paper.
  4. A valid visa to your destination country in your current passport, if required.
  5. Copies of inbound and outbound tickets, booking confirmation or an itinerary from a travel agency confirming your trip through.
  6. A copy of your medical insurance certificate covering every day of your stay in Belarus, unless you can provide confirmation of direct train tickets. Please click here for required insurance details
  7. For applicants under the age of 18, a copy of their birth certificate and of both parents’ passport data page.
  8. Payment, if not paying online.

Do I need travel insurance?

All passport holders applying for Belarus transit visa must submit a copy of their medical insurance certificate with their visa application. Please click here for further details.


I am travelling to Russia via Belarus, can you help me with the Russian visa as well?

Yes, of course we can. We will process all visas "back to back" and return your passport with all visas when they are complete. See the following links for further details:

How do I read my visa?

Please see the following guide for more information: Reading a Belarusian visa

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: Our London office is temporarily closed.

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.

How can I pay for my visa?

You have several options to pay for your visa including:

Sounds good, how do I get my visa?

To order your Belarus visa online, simply click on the level of service you want from the options above.

What will happen when I click the service I want?

  • When you select the service you want from the options above we will ask you to fill in a simple online form with details about yourself, your trip and finally you will have the option to pay using your credit or debit card through our secure servers.
  • We will then email, fax or post (depending on your preference) your visa application form to you.
  • You complete and sign the visa application form and send this, along with your passport (with minimum two blank pages and valid for at least 6 months after the end of the visa) and a single colour passport photograph to us.

    That's it, that's all you have to do!
  • We will generate your visa support documents, complete all the necessary forms and submit your completed visa application to the Belarus Consulate. During the processing of your application, we will be on hand to answer any queries the Consulate may have and to ensure that your application is dealt with in a timely and efficient manner.
  • The day your visa is ready we will collect it in person and return this to you using Royal Mail Special Delivery so you will have it the next business day before 1pm or hold it at our office for your collection.


You can follow the progress of your order through our online order tracking system which will detail the steps taken and the steps remaining to obtain your visa.

Emergency Assistance

If you’re in need of assistance whilst travelling we offer a dedicated 24 hour telephone support service.

For all emergencies you can call us on +44 (0) 207 100 4981 where our operators are available to provide help 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

If you experience problems whilst away, our team can offer guidance and support. If for example you have mislaid your passport, you are experiencing difficulty boarding a train or any number of other travel issues, call our emergency helpline for immediate assistance.

Can you tell me more?

We try to give you as much information as we can to help you choose the service you need, though if you still have more questions please feel free to look at our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us directly and we will be happy to help.