Permission for temporary stay in the Republic of Belarus allows you 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. After one year a person can renew it.
This permission is given by the migration office of the location where the foreigner is registered. On the basis of permission for temporary stay a foreigner may stay on in Belarus without other formalities.
Permission for temporary stay can be issued on the following grounds (these are the most popular 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;
If a person wants to leave Belarus he needs to apply and obtain a visa. As a rule people usually apply for 1 year multiple visa to have the right to travel any time.
As a rule, term of receipt of permission for temporary stay is 15 calendar days.
An important condition is that the foreigner holding 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 five days to migration authorities for the purpose to make changes of permission for temporary stay.
Permission for temporary stay in fact is a sticker in your passport. It looks like this (see picture)