All entry visas are divided into the following types:
1. Type B – transit visa issued for transit through the territory of the Republic of Belarus for the defined period, but not more than for 1 year, and is valid for 2 days from the date of entry of a foreign citizen
2. Type C – short-term visa, valid for up to 90 days.
Type C visa can be issued for the following purposes only: – making a business trip, participating in sports / cultural activities, study,
journalistic activities, religious reasons, tourism, for private purposes, visits to cemeteries, implementation of humanitarian programs, journalism, employment.
3. Type D – long-term visa valid for up to 1 year with the right to stay up to 90 days, unless otherwise stipulated by the international treaties of the Republic of Belarus.
Type D visa can be issued for the following purposes: maintaining business contacts, participating in sport/cultural events, private purposes, visiting the burial places, employment.
Issuance of visa in the «National Airport Minsk»
At the «National Airport Minsk» the entry visa is issued by the Division for the Admission of Foreigners of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DAF).
In accordance with the law visa support documents should be submitted to the DAF by the inviting organization/person not later than 3 (three) business days before the expected arrival date.
In practice usually companies invite people in this way: before 3 business days they submit all the necessary documents to DAF and then when the invited person is coming DAF issues a visa in the airport.