Monday, 12 March 2012 23:39
Registration in Belarus is obligatory for foreigners coming to the country for over 5 working days. Saturday, Sunday and state holidays aren’t working days. That’s why you can stay up to one week (5 working days + Saturday and Sunday) without registration. But you should remember that you will have to leave Belarus on the fifth working day otherwise you will be breaking the law.
In order to get the registration you must come to one of the Migration and Citizenship Departments with the accommodation provider. Don’t forget to take the necessary documents with you.
Necessary documents for the registration:
- Belarusian medical insurance valid for the whole registration period;
- Migration card. You will get it on the border or at the airport when you pass through the passport control. Make sure you won’t lose it as migration card is an official document. Please note if you’ve got the card in Russia you will use it in Belarus.
- Bank receipt for the state fee payment. You don’t need to pay the state fee if you have a tourist visa.
After filling in a registration application form you’ll get a stamp on your migration card.
What happens if you do not get the registration in time?
If you brake the registration rules for the first time you'll get a fine. If it happens several times within a year you will get a bigger fine and a change of deportation.
The registration is easy if you remember that:
- The registration process is different if you have a business visa. In that case you’ll also need a special form from the company that invited you to Belarus.
- If you decided to extend the registration you will have to do this before your first registration expires.
- Feel free to contact the Migration and Citizenship department directly or through a representative if you are not sure about your specific case.
- The registration in the hotels is provided at the reception. You don’t need to go to the Migration and Citizenship Department.
The Migration and Citizenship Department is opened:
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 15:00, 16:00 - 20:00
Thursday 08:00 - 13:00
Sunday, Monday – closed.
Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014 14:48