Sample of the Business Travel Requirements for an Belarus Visa for Swiss Citizens

  1. Passport

    The applicant's actual passport. The passport must:

    • Contain at least two blank visa pages
    • Be valid for six months beyond exit date

  2. Photograph

    You must provide a photograph. Upload your photo and we will print it to the exact specifications required for this visa. Follow http://visacentral.ch/photo-service.php to upload your photo.

     

    Alternatively, you may provide one colour, passport type photograph that meets the following strict criteria: be taken within the last three months against a white background and printed on high quality photo paper; be 35mm by 45mm in size; provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression. You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes. Your photograph should not be affixed to your application and may not display evidence of adhesive or staples.

  3. Business Introduction Letter

    A letter of introduction from the applicant's employer in Switzerland. A copy is acceptable. This letter must:

    • Be addressed to the Embassy/Consulate
    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • Specify the purpose of journey
    • Include the name of the organisation(s) to be visited
    • Specify the requested number of entries and the length of visa required
    • Include an acceptance of financial responsibility for the applicant
    • Be signed by the applicant's supervisor or the company's HR department
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    • Be written in Russian or English

  4. Letter of Invitation

    A letter of invitation from the company the applicant is visiting. A copy is acceptable. This letter must:

    • Be supplied only by those staying 30 days or longer
    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Be from a company registered in Belarus
    • Bear the inviting company's seal and an official signature
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • Specify the company registration number and date of issue
    • Include an individual invitation number
    • Specify the purpose of journey
    • Specify the requested number of entries and the length of visa required
    • Include a guarantee that the applicant will abide by the rules and regulations of Belarus
    • Original invitation letter is required for one year multiple entry visa
    • Be written in Russian or English

  5. Proof of Health Insurance

    An original certificate of health insurance coverage. The certificate must :

    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Indicate the name, address and phone number of the foreign insurance company or international assistance company
    • Indicate the full name of the applicant 
    • State that the policy is valid for the duration of the entire trip 
    • State that the policy is valid internationally or for "the Republic of Belarus"
    • State that the medical evacuation costs are covered
    • Indicate a medical liability cover of at least 10,000 Euros
    • Indicate the validity start and end dates of the policy
    • Be written in English

  6. Visa Application Form(s)

    One fully completed application form. This form must:

    • Be completed in English or German only
    • Be typed only, handwritten forms will no longer be accepted
    • Be signed in blue ink only
    • Be signed

  7. One Year Multiple Entry Applicants

    Applicants requiring a one year multiple entry visa must submit the following additional documents:

    • An original business introduction letter requesting a one year multiple entry long term and confirming the applicant's employment
    • A copy of the contract between the applicant's employer and the inviting company. This document must bear an original stamp from the inviting company
    • An original company registration certificate for the inviting Belarus company

  8. Express Service Applicants

    Express service applicants must provide a copy of a letter of invitation issued by the country of destination

  9. Diplomatic Passport Holders

    Diplomatic passport holders are visa exempt for this destination

  10. Previous visa for Belarus

    Applicants who have previously obtained a Belarus visa do not need to provide a letter of invitation when applying for a single entry visa with a processing time of 5 days

  11. Visa May Be Required

    The government of Belarus has implemented a temporary visa-free regime starting February 12th, 2017. The visa exemption is for a maximum stay of up to 5 days. The traveller must:

    • Hold a passport valid at least six months on entry with one blank visa page
    • Hold proof of sufficient funds for a minimum of CHF25.00 per day of stay on entry
    • Hold proof of medical insurance cover for Belarus or not less than CHF10.000
    • Enter and exit through the border checkpoint at the Minsk National Airport
    • Not be arriving to Belarus by plane from Russia and planning to go to the airports of Russia
    • Hold proof of onward/return flights
    • Hold all documents required for the next destination
    • Confirm with their airline that boarding will be permitted without a visa

    For stays of longer than five days, a visa is required. The requirements can be found within the VisaCentral application pack.

  12. Traveller Registration (recommended)

    The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs recommends Swiss citizens to register with the Swiss Embassy in the countries they plan to visit. Stay informed and safe by having VisaCentral subscribe you to the Traveller Registration Service. Registration notifies the Swiss embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the Itineris crisis registration system. To enroll in this optional service complete the registration form included in the VisaCentral Application Pack and send it to us with the rest of your documents

Sample of the Tourist Travel Requirements for an Belarus Visa for Swiss Citizens

  1. Visa May Be Required

    The government of Belarus has implemented a temporary visa-free regime starting February 12th, 2017. The visa exemption is for a maximum stay of up to 5 days. The traveller must:

    • Hold a passport valid at least six months on entry with one blank visa page
    • Hold proof of sufficient funds for a minimum of CHF25.00 per day of stay on entry
    • Hold proof of medical insurance cover for Belarus or not less than CHF10.000
    • Enter and exit through the border checkpoint at the Minsk National Airport
    • Not be arriving to Belarus by plane from Russia and planning to go to the airports of Russia
    • Hold proof of onward/return flights
    • Hold all documents required for the next destination
    • Confirm with their airline that boarding will be permitted without a visa

    For stays of longer than five days, a visa is required. The requirements can be found within the VisaCentral application pack.

  2. Passport

    The applicant's actual passport. The passport must:

    • Contain at least two blank visa pages
    • Be valid for six months beyond exit date

  3. Proof of Residency

    A copy of the applicant's residency or work permit for their place of residence

  4. Photograph

    You must provide a photograph. Upload your photo and we will print it to the exact specifications required for this visa. Follow http://visacentral.ch/photo-service.php to upload your photo.

     

    Alternatively, you may provide one colour, passport type photograph that meets the following strict criteria: be taken within the last three months against a white background and printed on high quality photo paper; be 35mm by 45mm in size; provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression. You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes. Your photograph should not be affixed to your application and may not display evidence of adhesive or staples.

  5. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    Details of travel arrangements, in the form of a copy of the applicant's tourist voucher(s). The tourist voucher must:

    • Be from a registered Belarussian travel agency. Hotel vouchers will not be accepted
    • Be accompanied by a covering letter from the registererd Belarussian travel agency, otherwise original tourist vouchers will be requested

  6. Proof of Travel Insurance

    An original certificate of health insurance coverage. The certificate must :

    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Indicate the name, address and phone number of the foreign insurance company or international assistance company
    • Indicate the full name of the applicant 
    • State that the policy is valid for the duration of the entire trip 
    • State that the policy is valid internationally or for "the Republic of Belarus"
    • State that the medical evacuation costs are covered
    • Indicate a medical liability cover of at least 10,000 Euros
    • Indicate the validity start and end dates of the policy
    • Be written in English

  7. Visa Application Form(s)

    One fully completed application form. This form must:

    • Be completed in English or German only
    • Be typed only, handwritten forms will no longer be accepted
    • Be signed in blue ink only
    • Be signed

  8. Express Service Applicants

    Express service applicants must provide a copy of a letter of invitation issued by the country of destination

  9. Diplomatic Passport Holders

    Diplomatic passport holders are visa exempt for this destination

  10. Traveller Registration (recommended)

    The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs recommends Swiss citizens to register with the Swiss Embassy in the countries they plan to visit. Stay informed and safe by having VisaCentral subscribe you to the Traveller Registration Service. Registration notifies the Swiss embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the Itineris crisis registration system. To enroll in this optional service complete the registration form included in the VisaCentral Application Pack and send it to us with the rest of your documents

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