December 4th, 2009
Once part of the Soviet Union, Belarus became independent in 1991. Belarus requires all US citizens to have both a valid passport and the appropriate Belarus visa before they can set foot on Belorussian territory. Before you apply for your visa, you need to consider the purpose of your visit to make sure you apply for the right type of visa.
Belarus offers the following types of visas:
Transit visas (if you will be traveling through Belarus on the way to another destination and will be staying in the country for less than 48 hours)
Private visit/homestay visas for visitors who will be staying with a friend or family member in Belarus.
Employment and study visas are available for visitors who want to work or go to school in Belarus, but you
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