We will post detailed and accurate information on visa requirements and application procedures on every Embassy and Consulate website. Children under 14 do not need to appear in person at the Embassy. If the cat does not seem to be in good health, the owner may have to pay for an additional examination by a licensed veterinarian. The only validity requirement to Belarusian passports we have is that they should be valid for another 6 months from the date of your departure from the United States. How much time does it take to get a visa? We will then contact you within 48 hours during the work week with a response. Student, we will make every effort to ensure that you get an appointment and, if qualified, a visa in time to start classes.
If you require a visa, we recommend that you apply well in advance of your intended travel date and do not make non-refundable travel arrangements until you have been issued a visa and are in receipt of your passport. The interview typically lasts just a few minutes. Prior to the interview staff will collect, data-enter and review your application and a set of your fingerprints will be electronically scanned.
Review this information on Visa Types for details on documentary requirements for your type of visa. For most applicants, the only documents you are required to bring to your interview are a printed copy of your appointment letter, your DS confirmation page, one 5x5cm photograph taken within the last 6 months, your current passport and all previous passports if available.
You may choose to bring whatever other evidence you believe will help to establish your strong ties to Belarus.
However, more important than any document are your answers during the visa interview. Give clear and honest answers about your planned trip to the United States and your reasons for returning to Belarus. If you have education or work experience in a specialized scientific field including applied sciences like engineering or computer science , it may also be helpful to bring a current resume and a list of your scientific publications. Finally, we advise you to familiarize yourself with the list of items you should NOT bring to your visa interview.
This list includes cell phones or other electronics, large handbags or luggage, food, and weapons of any kind. Please note that a visa valid for 12 months means the visa holder may use the visa to request entry the U.
It does not mean the visa is valid for a twelve month stay. It is the U. Customs and Border Protection www. The fee is payable in cash, U. Please note that the fee is not refundable, regardless of whether your application is approved.
Please also note that the visa fee is non-transferrable it can only be used for one person and that a fee paid in one country cannot be used in another country. Embassy does not work with any tourist agencies. My passport has expired, but the U. Do I need to apply for a new visa? If your visa is still valid you can travel to the United States but you must take both passports old and new. Both of the passports must indicate the same nationality, and your name must be identical.
A valid visa is not guarantee of entry into the United States. Final determination of entry is at the sole discretion of the CBP Officer reviewing the documentation.
If your name changed due to marriage, you can travel to the United States with both passports but you must carry a copy of your original marriage certificate translated into English by a certified translator. My passport is more than 10 years old. Embassies of the Schengen Treaty countries will not accept passports that are more than 10 years old. Can I apply for a U. The only validity requirement to Belarusian passports we have is that they should be valid for another 6 months from the date of your departure from the United States.
You may not work on a tourist or transit visa in the United States. You may bring into or take out of the country, including by mail, as much money as you wish. The penalties for not complying can be severe. If you have any questions about U. Customs regulation visit U. You may bring into the U. Federal regulations allow you to bring more than one liter of alcoholic beverage for personal use, but you will have to pay duty and Internal Revenue Service tax. Can I bring fruits and vegetables from my own garden to treat my relatives in the U.
Also, you may not bring in food products that have been prepared with meat. It is best not to bring fresh fruits or vegetables into the United States. Cats and dogs must be free of evidence of diseases communicable to humans when they are examined at the port of entry. If the cat does not seem to be in good health, the owner may have to pay for an additional examination by a licensed veterinarian.
Dogs may require rabies vaccination If you are bringing your pet to the U. Many airlines require a certificate of health from a veterinarian. I have just come from the U. You may travel abroad, including to the U. Visa applicants must qualify for the visa according to their own circumstances, not on the basis of recommendations or sponsorship from an American relative, business associate, or other sponsoring organization. Embassy assist people in finding their relatives in the U.
Embassy in Minsk has neither the authority nor the means to perform such services. The Consular Section of the U. Embassy in Minsk does not provide apostilles. I intended to renew my visa, and submitted my electronic visa application before the date on which it would be a year from my last visa expiration date, but when I came to the Embassy, my application was not accepted by the consular staff? We can accept your renewal application if your visa expired fewer than 12 months before the day you come to the Embassy to pay the fee and submit your application.
The Consular Officer spoke to me only for two minutes and then denied my application for a visa. How can one get any impression of a person in such a short time? Unfortunately, due to the large number of applications, consular officers have a limited time to consider each individual application.
I had all the documents about my job, property and relatives. I think I have very strong ties. Why was I denied? The most common reason for a visa refusal is a failure to demonstrate strong ties to your home country. Minsk , Belarus E-mail: In your e-mail, please state why you believe that your situation is an emergency and provide support for your claim letter from the hospital, police report, etc. We will then contact you within 48 hours during the work week with a response.
Please note that all immigrant visa processing for residents of Belarus is done at the U. Warsaw time ; Fax: We will respond within three working days. The Department of State manages the visa process strictly but fairly in order to best protect the United States.
We are committed to the essential openness for which the United States has always been known. Travel to the United States is welcomed and encouraged. Footer Disclaimer This is the official website of the U. External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein. Visa Interview Appointments in Belarus. Emergency Appointment Emergency appointments are for unforeseen travel needs in one of the categories below.
Medical Emergency Purpose of travel: To receive expedited medical care To accompany Relative for Expedited Medical Care To visit a relative with an immediate, life-threatening medical condition Required Documents: A letter from the doctor in the US describing the medical condition Death of an immediate family member Purpose of travel: Pick your preferred language. We speak English and 42 other languages. Tsentralny District , Minsk.
Convenient time for breakfast. Minsk City Centre , Minsk. Clean room Excellent location Super friendly staff! They all were amazing and Margherita specifically was such as sweetheart! Oktyabrsky District , Minsk. The location is good, the staff were friendly and helpful.
The real treat for us was the breakfast! Leninsky District , Minsk. Frunzensky District , Minsk. See all properties in Minsk. Please enter a valid email address. An error has occurred. Your welcome email will arrive in your inbox soon. Best rated hotels and unique places to stay in Minsk, based on 97, reviews from real guests! Everything is beyond perfect! All is in perfect order!! Big difference between "soviet" style people and new modern youth suffocated under the dictatorship of Lukashenko.
If you travel for tourism, you will not see this ambient, but it is there. Still not big infraestructure for western tourism. There is plenty to see and do in Minsk, you will whish that you had acquired a visa to stay longer than the max 5 days. There is obviously some challenges to visiting a country like Belarus but Minsk is very accommodating and worth the effort to visit.
Minsk is a very large city with a wide variety of attractions. I recommend a guided tour which allows you to get grounded so you can explore on your own.
There are stunning examples of architecture that vary depending on when the part of the city was built or rebuilt. People are exceptionally friendly and go out of their way to make sure you have a good experience. You can easily get by on English alone in Minsk but I found it helpful to know a handful of words in Russian greetings and navigation.
I have been to 46 countries, I happened on Minsk by chance Nov. I travel a lot and what an unexpected gem. Forget everything you thought you new about Belarus, Your Wrong, it's a must see don't make a mistake of putting on your list.
The people aren't the friendliest, though the kids at McDonald's are cool. Visit the funky parts and catch an easy bus or Uber to the Kurapaty forest where the Soviets liquidated the locals. Good restaurant and shopping mall nearby. Anastazia the receptionist is a wonderful person and helpful. Ladies on reception are very helpful but should have a smile on their faces: The room is big, clean, very functional.
The breakfast is really good, but expensive. Would stay again without any thoughts. A big part of this is due to the awesome woman running it, she's very helpful and super nice. It's clean and homely and the cat is great. As an American who doesn't speak Russian or Belarusian I didn't know what to expect. I spent my time sightseeing so as a base for that the hotel was a perfect choice. Great restaurant at the Close to the city centre. The location is the best in the city. Sacred place it was a monastery long ago.
It made my trip extremely enjoyable. The location is perfect if you want to visit other cities by train or bus. We have more than 70 million property reviews, and they're all from real, verified guests. The only way to leave a review is to first make a booking. That's how we know our reviews come from real guests who have stayed at the property.
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