Belarus plan to abolish visas. Details are unclear - procedure, criteria and list on nationality.
But what we know - you travel to belarus to visit Avgustov Canal. Cross border thru the folowing border point: Poland -Lesnaya(Rudawka), Bruzgi(Kuznica Bialostocka); Lithuania - Privalka(Švendubrė), Privalka (Raigardas) Stay no longer than 5 days. You can visit only area of Grodno and part of grodno region.
Pricedure, creteria and other detail must be defined within 2 month.
Ok i have read a lot of different thing on this.
When i mailed the Belarus embassy in Latvia and Finland i got the same answer. "There is no need for invitation letter". and both linked to a document.
But then i asked a followup question, something like this: "Will it be easier to get the VISA accepted if i have an invitation letter, even tho i don't need one?"
And the answer was then: "Yes in some cases"
So conclution: You don't need an invitation letter if your stay for less then 30 days, but having one can make a lot of difference. So with other words: Have one regardless if you need one or not!
(This post is only made for info to other visa applicants, so no question asked by me here)
Since Forex and all other exchange companies don't sell this Belarusian ruble BYN (Old was BYR) i need to have something else (In case of an emergency mostly and stores that don't take Visa card)
But what currency will i be able to use the most in stores etc? USD or EUR?
And i think that something around 500USD or 450EUR will be a good emergency amount for my 9 days visit.
Anyone know what is the real cost of traveling from Warsaw, Poland to Brest, Belarus please ? (ie., flying into Warsaw as a cheaper option than flying in Minsk.) And/or perhaps it is convenient to hire a car (with insurance) in Warsaw to visit Belarus ? Thank you. Pete
A few weeks ago I made some hotel reservation in Minsk, and the owner decided to send me invitation. He demanded advanced payment. I decided to wait and check other options. I decided to apply (today) for 10 day VISA (no invitation). I booked a room at Garni Hotel for 9 days and applied with their confirmation (signed and stamped).
The guy from previous hotel asked me today for money. I cancelled that reservation and he threatens me to go to Embassy (which?) and that I will not get any VISA. The thing is that I never applied with his invitation, never mentioned him in my today's application. I sent Garni reservation. Is it realistic that some guy can go to Embassy and tell them not to give me any VISA because I did not want to stay with him and now he wants to cancel his invitation ? Perhaps he thinks I wanted to apply for a VISA with his invitation and then cancel it without payment. But I never did anything like that. I never used his invitation.
What do you think?
Flying from US to Russia, then to Crimea, Belarus, Russia and US. Will I need a visa for Belarus as well as Russia?
My wife is currently in Belarus on a tourist visa that expire in a few days. Her father, who lives in Minsk, is very ill and she would like to extend her visa. Is it possible to accomplish this in 2-3 business days? Should she do it from Minsk or should I contact the consulate in the US?
I am from Greece and I want to visit Belarus for 3 days and stay in an apartment but most of them does not offer Visa support. I will need to get the Visa at Minsk airport since there is no consulate here. I have read that invitation letter may not be necessary for EU citizens? Is that true? In case that I need an invitation letter, do you know any agency that can provide cheap visa support (invitation letter) for my case?
Thank you in advance!
Is there any place for psychedelic goa or trance music in Minsk? I mean real place not ***y disco music.
Hi all..i wanna learn if theres a club with Just TECHNO music..need some help..thxx
Can anyone advise what train services are available between Minsk and Vilnius.
Is it possible to buy tickets online or do I have to personally visit the Minsk train station?
hello... we'll soon be going to belarus and have heard that, when leaving brest for poland, we'll need to find the customs office in brest central station in order to "stamp" ourselves out of the country.
Does anyone know where the office is? And since we don't read cyrillic, what can we expect to find written on it?
And one more question: would it be enough to get there one hour before our train leaves?
thanks a million.
I am from migration secure country, and now I am in Belarus, I realize I need 1 year multiple entry visa for Belarus, how to find those company(s) can offer this invitation support, please advice.
I hope someone can clarify something for me. I want to visit a friend and his family in Minsk in May.
Last year I have already been to Minsk on a tourist visa and got all the necesarry papers from the tourist company.
This time I want to rent an apartment and spend most of the time with my friend and his family.
I have searched the internet about the invitation letter and every website says something different.
According to some website I wouldn't need an invitation letter to apply for a visa (becauser I am from a secure migration state), but most say I do need to get one.
So is there anyone who already has experience with this situation and knows the answer?
I need someone help to do oral translation for me to speak on the phone with an office in Minsk ? but I am not in Belarus now, my Skype name is iitpp1, please help I'll explain to you on skype my questions first, thanks.
Are there camping places in Belarus. How can I stay with my camper (Mercedes Sprinter) in Belarus.
Or do i have to stay on Truck Places
My father was born in the village of Gutawa, Belarus in 1912. During the first war with Germany the villagers were moved to Siberia by the Tsarist government. After the war with Poland the villagers were returned to Gutawa in what was then Poland. Are there any books in English detailing what my father would only refer to as the "bad times." If you can refer me to a bookstore I would really appreciate it. Thank you.
Dayton, Ohio USA
i have 90 day multiple entry visa forbelarus which is "Busines Status." Doi need to register each trip (when more than 5 business days) with such a visa or not?i was told by apartment rental company that not needed but I am not sure they are correct? maybe they just dont want bother going with me:
What is the best transport from Bulgaria to Brest? I'm planning to go maybe at february or march 2015. I'd like to stay for a couple of days and I'm looking for some nice place (hotels/apartments) to stay. Could you give me some advise for places and things to do like cultural sights, restaurant, cafes and other.
Thank you for your help
My visa is 30 days Visa on дзелавыя стасункі (Business Relations), I have no inviter, no invitation letter needed because I'm from migration-secure states for Belarus 30 days visa. I prepare to enter Belarus on Tuesday, possible entry in Brest or Grodno by train.
Question 1: Are you sure I can buy the obligatory medical insurance from "Beleximgarant" (the cheaper company) at these border entries ?
2. My entry is on Tuesday, So the next Tuesday I need to do registration ? within 5 business days includes 2 days weekend ? This time I want to stay in private place rather than expensive hotels/hostels, (but at my last time in Blearus, in Grodno foreign registration office, a staff said you need your inviter to do registration) but I have no inviter for my visa, any advices for my intended private registration ?
3. I have intention to extend my visa in Belarus but I can't find clear rules for visa extension in Citizenship and Migration Department, can I just get a private person to invite me staying for the visa extension ? Keep in mind My visa is 30 days Visa дзелавыя стасункі (Business Relations).
4. By the way, is there an online trip planner for Minsk local transport even the other Belarus cities, so that I can find what bus, tram to take to get to where I want to go ?
Thanks in advance.
I am into local food (e.g., Buckwheat blini, Lazanki, khaladnik, perepecha, zhur, Polivka, Schav, Kvass, to just name a few!), and my questions are as follows;
1. Where is exactly National Foods restaurant? Apparently somewhere in Trinity Suburb, but I cannot nail down its exact location.
2. My research shows apart from National Foods there is another restaurant, Vasil'ki(http://www.vasilki.by/). This franchise looks VERY posh to me, or rather too posh for the local Belorussians to dine! Could someone recommend some other eateries where the locals hang our for Belorussian foods? I do not mind even street food.
3. Where can I find the best bakery in Minsk?
My research shows it is located at Ulitsa Very Horuzhej 8,but I cannot locate it on Google Map.
Could someone tell me exactly where it is and also when it is open (weekend only?)?
I am thrilled to visit Minsk end of December and wonder if money changers are open at weekends in central Minsk as I arrive at weekend from Vilnius.
Banks are NOT open at all at weekends, right?
I hope they charge at a reasonable rate!
We are travelling to kosovo from Macedonia and we want to know if there is any problem there that we should be aware of. Is it dangerous?
Hallo my friends. I need help for the opening hours of some monasteries and churches.
1. Bogorodica Ljeviska- Prizren
2.Patriarchate of Pec
If you can help me because it is difficult for me to communicate by phone. Thank you very much.
I am going from Poland to Belarus in Feb 2015 and need a visa. The transit visa is good for 48 hours according to the Belarus Embassy website.
I plan to stay 1 night in Brest and 1 night in Minsk before leaving to Lithuania.
Does the transit visa allow you to stop off like this or is it expected that you are travelling (i.e. on a bus or train) for the 48 hours?
As I have it, we plan to enter on Thursday at 2pm and exit on Saturday at 10am
Does anyone know a friendly Latino club for dancing and socializing?
My relatives asked me to bring souvenirs, something authentic; not fridge magnets made in China.
I remember seeing very inexpensive liqueur in very impressive flasks in DOR-ORS shop next to hotel Sputnik. (I understand DOR-ORS holding is very popular in the railway station district, they sell everything from socks to cucumbers) They had quite a range, bitter spirits to cherry liqueurs.
The question is, anybody tried and can recommend?
Does airport bus run along Prospekt Nesavisimosti?
I am already thinking of a new trip and looking for a strategically located flat, to skip dragging the suitcase too far!
somewhere in October a friend and I had the crazy plan to visit Belarus. I finally figured out the procedure to obtain a visa for tourists but I have a few questions left.
We're on a budget so we plan to stay in hostels, certainly in Minsk. Can hostels provide you with the invitation letter I need for the visa ?
We'd like to do a 'trip (2 days)' to Chernobyl, because we both love urban photography. I already know that I don't need a visa for Ukraine but if I return to Belarus (we were planning to hire a car to do this trip so we have to bring it back), can I use the same visa then ?
Thank you in advance and all other information is welcome !!!!