Belarus

You must ship your passport and all forms and supporting documents to Ottawa via trackable means such as a courier. We recommend Purolator, FedEx, XpressPost and PriorityPost.

Visa-free travel to Belarus via checkpoint «Minsk National Airport» (not on the train).   According to the Presidential Decree (2018), foreign citizens of CANADA and 74 other countries can enter Belarus for up to 30 days and exit from the territory of Belarus only through the State border checkpoint of the Republic of Belarus "Minsk National Airport". You cannot drive or take the train if you want to use the visa-free waiver. The given order of visa-free movement through the airport does not extend to persons coming to Belarus by plane from the Russian Federation, as well as to those who intend to fly to the airports of the Russian Federation (such flights are considered as internal ones and do not have border control).

To enter the Republic of Belarus in the visa-free regime via the checkpoint “Minsk National Airport”, foreign nationals should have the following documents:

  • a valid ordinary passport. The passport must be valid at least 90 days beyond intended date of departure from the Republic of Belarus;
  • financial means: amount equivalent to not less than 25 Euros for each day of stay or 625 Euros if the stay is full 30 days, in Belarusian rubles or foreign currency;
  • a medical insurance policy with coverage for at least 10 000 Euros, valid in Belarus during the whole duration of stay (the official translation of a foreign travel medical insurance on Russian or Belarusian language is required while submitting documents for registration in Belarus).
Type Entries Validity Processing time Government fee Service fee
Business all TBD 10 days $100.00 $75.00 Requirements and form
Business all TBD 2 days $200.00 $150.00 Requirements and form
Tourist all TBD 10 days $100.00 $75.00 Requirements and form
Tourist all TBD 2 days $200.00 $150.00 Requirements and form