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Rules of border crossing for foreign citizens

When crossing the border of the Republic of Belarus regardless of crossing method, it is mandatory to pass through border and customs control and, if necessary, transportation, veterinary, sanitary-and-quarantine and phytosanitary types of control.

Foreign citizens and stateless persons can cross the State Border of the Republic of Belarus on the following documents:

1. A valid document for traveling abroad (passport) with stamped visa for citizens of those countries with which Belarus has a visa regime;

2. A document for returning to the state of nationality or residence (if the passport is lost in the territory of Belarus);


When crossing the State Border of the Republic of Belarus, a foreign citizens must:

produce a document for traveling abroad with a valid visa of the Republic of Belarus (if needed);


Upon entry receive and fill in the migration card according to the requirement (stipulated on the backside of “A” part). It is produced with the passport for traveling abroad to the border service officer at the border checkpoint. The border service officer puts in the migration card and the passport a mark of entry of the foreign citizen to the Republic of Belarus. Foreign citizen receives back part “B” of the migration card.

Example of migration card


Upon departure from the Republic of Belarus an alien, except temporarily or permanently residing in the Republic of Belarus, unless otherwise stipulated by the legislative acts and international treaties of the Republic of Belarus, is obliged to hand over a part "B" of the migration card to the official of the border service body of the Republic of Belarus when passing the border control at state border checkpoints. 

Pay attention! Migration card should have a mark about registration of the alien. If this mark is missing, the alien is subject to administrative responsibility for violation of rules of stay in the Republic of Belarus.

For violation of rules of staying in the Republic of Belarus (stay in Belarus without a Belarusian visa, migration card, passport or other document for travel abroad, violation of the registration procedure) foreign citizens are subjected to administrative responsibility (a warning or a fine in the amount of 50 base values (from 01.01.2016 base value amounts to 21 rubles BYN (210 thousand rubles BYR)) or deportation) in accordance with the Article 23.55 of the Code of Administrative Offences of April 21, 2003 № 194-3.

- have the original of the health insurance policy, issued by foreign insurance organization (except for individuals not subjected to compulsory insurance);

  Requirements for health insurance contract with foreign insurance organization

the driver of a vehicle should have an insurance certificate effective in the territory of Belarus and confirming civil liability insurance in the member-state of the Green Card System ( «Driver instruction» );


Participation in the road traffic in the Republic of Belarus of a vehicle, registered abroad without the effective agreement of compulsory insurance of civil liability of owners of vehicles, results in administrative liability in the amount of 20 base values (from 01.01.2016, base value amounts to 21 rubles BYN (210 thousand rubles BYR)) in accordance with Paragraph 4 of article 18.20 of the Code.



REMEMBER!

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At the entrance to the Republic of Belarus for a term of less than one month, foreign citizens should have funds equivalent to at least 2 base values, established in the Republic of Belarus, per each day of stay. At the entrance to the Republic of Belarus for more than a month, foreign citizens should have funds equivalent to at least 50 base values. (From 01.01.2016 base value amounts to 21 rubles BYN (210 thousand rubles BYR), 2 base values - 42 rubles BYN (420 thousand rubles BYR), 50 base values - 1050 rubles BYN (10.05 million rubles BYR).




Citizens at the checkpoints are forbidden:

1. To leave money in the documents produced for checking;

2. To offer and (or) to hand over officials any valuables, offer and (or) provide the benefits of property nature;

3. To take photos, filming, talking on mobile phones;

4. To perform other actions preventing the implementation of border and other types of  controls.

Inside the territory between the state border and correspondent checkpoint is prohibited:

- Parking of vehicles;
- Loading and unloading of passengers;
- Cargo-handling works;
- Presence of individuals not related to state border crossing.


For violations of these requirements foreign citizens are subjected to administrative responsibility (warning with deportation or without deportation, or imposed a fine of up to fifty base values (from 01.01.2016 base value amounts to 21 rubles BYN (210 thousand rubles BYR)) with deportation or without deportation) in accordance with Article 23.32. Code of Administrative Offences of April 21, 2003 № 194-W (hereinafter - the Code).



Rules for staying of foreign citizens in the Republic of Belarus

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A foreign citizen or a stateless person, who arrived in the Republic of Belarus, , shall, within five days, except for Sundays, public holidays and high days, get registered in a registration body at place of actual temporary stay.


Registry bodies of the Republic of Belarus are:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 
Bodies of internal affairs, 
Hotel, 
Health resort and wellness organization, 
Subject of rural tourism.


gpk.gov.by For registration at place of actual stay in the Republic of Belarus an alien presents to registry body part "B" of the migration card with a mark on entry to the Republic of Belarus. Registry body makes a mark in part "B" of the migration card of the alien registration.


Registration is made on the basis of the application for registration or written request of the receiving organization.


The period of temporary stay for an alien- his actual presence in the Republic of Belarus. If between his entry to and departure from Belarus passed less than 24 hours, each such period shall be included in his temporary stay as day and night. 

Please note! Personal presence of an alien is obligatory for registration. Exception - registration at the request of the receiving organization and registration of the minor.. 

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Registration of a minor is made on the basis of documents submitted by his representative.

If an alien departs from the Republic of Belarus during the registration period upon his subsequent registration within a calendar year on the application and the documents that confirm the crossing of Belarus border, staying abroad is not included in his registration period. 

Should the alien change the place of stay (except for tourists traveling within the country), he/she, within 5 days (except for Sundays, state holidays and high days) shall apply for registration to the registry body at the new place of temporary stay.  



Specific aspects of transit passage of foreign citizens and stateless persons through the territory of the Republic of Belarus

Foreign citizen travelling in transit through the territory of the Republic of Belarus, enters the Republic of Belarus and departures from the Republic of Belarus on a valid passport or other replacing document, suitable for traveling abroad and issued by the appropriate authority of the state of nationality or habitual residence of the foreigner or an international organization, with transit visa or other visa of the Republic of Belarus, granting a foreigner the right to cross the state border of the Republic of Belarus, unless otherwise provided by international treaties of the Republic of Belarus.

Documents for transit passage through the territory of Belarus

REMEMBER!

Transit of foreign citizens through the territory of the Republic of Belarus should not take more than two days from the date of their entry to the Republic of Belarus, except involuntary stop.

Involuntary stop is recognized in following cases
Transit passage (transit) of foreign citizens through the territory of the Republic of Belarus without transit visas is possible:


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE RULES AND PROCEDURE FOR CROSSING THE STATE BORDER PLEASE CALL

24-hour consultation hotline for the state border crossing +375 17 216 26 12

24-hour helpline of the personal security service if wrong acts were committed against you by border service officers +375 17 265-90-08

24-hour helpline of the personal security service if wrongful acts were committed against you by customs officers +375 17 218-92-92

24-hour hotlines of the field services of the troop units of the border guard services of the Republic of Belarus:

  • Polock +375 214 45-20-75;

  • Smorgon' +375 159 29-33-01;

  • Lida +375 154 55-10-20;

  • Grodno +375 152 75-04-08;

  • Brest ;+375 162-21-08-04;

  • Pinsk +375 165 35-84-14;

  • Gomel +375 232 43-42-64;

  • Mozyr +375 236 34-17-60;

You can also turn to the administration of the State Border Committee and the territorial bodies of the border service of the Republic of Belarus.

PLEASE REMEMBER!