Residence permit in Belarus
Permission for temporary stay in the Republic of Belarus (Residence permit in Belarus) allows a person to stay on the territory of Belarus the number of days that this permission is valid. As a rule, this permission can be issued for 1 (one) year only. After one year a person can renew it for the next 1 (one) year.
This residence permit is given by the migration office of the location where the foreigner is registered. On the base of permission for temporary stay a foreigner has the right to stay in Belarus without any other formalities.
Permission for temporary stay (residence permit) can be issued on the following legal grounds (these are the most popular legal grounds):
– if a person has a real estate on the territory of Belarus (for example, a person has bought a flat or house);
– if a person has a permission for work in Belarus;
– if a person came for studying in Belarus;
If a person who has residence permit wants to leave Belarus (travel out) he needs to apply and obtain an exit visa. As a rule people usually apply for 1 (one) year multiple visa to have the right to travel any time.
In accordance with the law of the Republic of Belarus it takes 15 (fifteen) days to receive a residence permit in Belarus.
An important condition is that the foreigner who holds permission for temporary stay must reside only at the place indicated in the permission. If a foreign citizen changes the place of temporary residence, he is obliged to address within 5 (five) days to migration authorities for the purpose to make changes in the permission for temporary stay.