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How to:

APPLY FOR A VISA TO BELARUS IN VILNIUS

Belarus is a lovely and very genuine country to ride in, and I don’t think you should miss out only because of visa reasons. If you fly into Belarus you’ll get a “visa on arrival” that’s valid for 5 days, but if you want to drive into the country you need to apply and get confirmed in advance. And it’s much easier than you might think! Here’s a small guide I’ve put together about how to apply from the embassy in Vilnius.

I was told that it’s only possible to get a visa for Belarus through a travel agency, but that’s just not true. At all. Do it yourself and save money for something more fun – like gas!

 

Please be aware that different nationalities might need different documents and that Belarus might have updated their rules after this was written. I have a Swedish passport.

NEW: It’s now possible to apply for a visa in Stockholm, Sweden. Belarus has opened a new embassy.

Link: http://sweden.mfa.gov.by/en/.

What you need:

What to do:

Passport with at least 2 empty pages and 6 valid months left.

1.

A document with a stamp from your insurance company (tell them that you're applying for a visa, they know what you need).

2.

Visa invitation with a stamp (book a hotel and contact them for an invitation, or if you have friends/family there they can get you one).

3.

2 recent passport photos. In color.

4.

Completed application document. Download here.

5.

Drop in at Consular Section during the opening hours, NOT the actual embassy building.
Adress: 41 Muitines Street  

Open 8:30 – 12:30, mon. – fri.

1.

Register and take a number outside of the building. They'll let you in when your number is called on a screen.

2.

Go to the counter you've been given. Pay for the visa. Cash only.

3.

Go to the next counter. Give them your documents and proof of payment. 

4.

The visa is ready within 5 working days and costs 60 Euro. Express visa is ready within 48 hours and costs 120 Euro.

5.

Enjoy Belarus!