WHAT IS STUDY VISA OF BELARUS AND WHO REQUIRE
Student visa for Belarus is an authorization to enter Belarus and start the course of study.
Every country has this type of visas for foreign nationals.All foreign nationals require student visa to enter Belarus no matter what is their nationality.
A student visa is normally issued by the Embassies of the countries where a student is admitted at any university or college and has an admission or invitation letter from the respective university or college.
There are different type of Belarus visas but this study visa is issued to those who intend to study in Belarus any academic program and from any corner of the world.
There is no major change in student visa laws for 2021 session for international students who intend to study in Belarus.
There are two ways to obtain the Belarus student visa.
1:On Arrival Visa
This visa is issued at the Minsk international airport to the students who are having an official study invitation approved by the Migration department of Belarus.They present this invitation before the immigration officer and they paste the visa in applicant’s international passport.
An OK TO BOARD letter we send to our applicants which enables them to depart from their homeland.
Mostly countries nationals still has opportunity to obtain their student visa at Minsk international airport immigration counter upon arrival provided they have valid official study invitation letter approved by federal migration department of Belarus.
Mostly nationals are offered this type of on arrival visa due to Non-existence of Belarus Embassy in their country.Visa fee is paid at the immigration counter and its 110$US along with the insurance fee 170 Euro.
It is very necessary that before departure all international students must scan their return air ticket to the admission staff in their Email mentioned below.
Once return air ticket copy is received,Admission staff prepare the reception documents for the immigration at Minsk international airport.
In case international student is not received by the admission staff at Minsk international airport than Belarus immigration refuse the visa on the spot at Minsk international airport and the student is deported back to homeland.
FOLLOWING COUNTRIES NATIONALS OBTAIN ON ARRIVAL VISA
Algeria,Angola,Bulgaria,Bangladesh,Benin,Bermuda,Botswana,Burkina Faso,Burundi,Canada,Cameroon,Cape Verde,Chad,Comoros,Congo,Ivory Coast,Eritrea,Ethiopia,Gabon,Gambia,Ghana,Guinea,Indonesia,Iran,
Morocco,Mozambique,Namibia,Nepal,Niger,Nigeria,Rwanda,Senegal,Somalia,Sri Lanka,Swaziland,Sierra Leon,Tanzania,Togo,Tunis,Uganda,Zambia,Zimbabwe.
During 2021 above countries nationals may obtain their visas upon arrival at Minsk international airport provided they have with them before departure official study invitation by migration department and OK TO BOARD for departure from country international airport.
Immigration officer check the all required documents carefully and in case everything is provided for the issuance of Belarus student visa,He/She pastes visa in the travel passport of international student and hand over to admission staff for further processing at migration department.
VISA BEFORE ARRIVAL
There are certain countries which are having Belarus Embassy in their territory must obtain student visa before arrival to Belarus.
They present a set of documents with official study invitation approved by the Migration department of Belarus.Visa issuance time is normally two weeks once student submit the all required documents at Embassy of Belarus.
COUNTRIES ENTITLED FOR BEFORE ARRIVAL VISA
Please note that the applicants from the following countries must obtain visa before arrival as Belarus embassies are located in the following countries.
Turkey,Libya,Egypt,United Arab Emirates,India,Pakistan,China,Kenya,India
Belarus student visa is usually issued at the Minsk International Airport with the help of official invitation letter and necessary documents but not for the above mentioned countries nationals.
These above mentioned countries nationals present a set of necessary documents before immigration office and the visa is pasted in his/her passport.
Nigerian students may also obtain their Belarus student visa on arrival at Minsk international airport provided they have official study invitation by migration department and OK TO BOARD for departure from Nigeria.
ARRIVAL INFORMATION AT MINSK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
If we are not informed about the arrival than Belarus study invitation does not play any role and Belarus immigration deport the student to the his/her homeland so we always advise our applicants to must inform us 5 Days in advance about their arrival.Scan us your air ticket also.
So we strongly advise the students to inform us before arrival.
On Arrival Requirements for international students
1. First year Tuition Pack
2. Medical fitness certificate(Original)
3. Valid international passport
4. Original Educational certificates
5. Birth certificate (hard copy)
6. 10 photographs 4*6 cm
7:Official study invitation (Approved by Federal Migration Department of Belarus)
8:OK TO BOARD letter (For on arrival visa applicants only)
9:COVID-19 PCR negative test is required which every foreign student must bring with him/her.
So if decided to study abroad in Belarus and have an invitation processed by us than do not please forget the information provided on this page.
Our dedicated staff is always ready to receive you at the Minsk international airport once you have informed us.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BY INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS REGARDING BELARUS STUDENT VISA
1:How do i know that i am eligible for on arrival visa or before arrival?
There is a list of countries for both conditions where you may check your country that which Belarus study visa is applied on your nationality,On arrival or before arrival.
2:What if my country is listed in the on arrival Belarus student visa category?
In this case you must have an official study invitation with you and also OK TO BOARD for departure from country airport and this all is processed once you are found eligible for studying in Belarus your desired course.
3:What if i am in the category of before arrival Belarus student visa?
In both student visa conditions admission rules do not differ and you must go through the same admission processing for studying in Belarus your course of interest.
For lodging a student visa application at Belarus Embassy in your country you must have with you official study invitation by migration department.
4:Where is my official study invitation is processed finally?
In Belarus admissions for foreign students are processed at migration department and the processing time is 2 weeks once all the requirements are received.
5:Who will receive me at Minsk international airport as i am first time travelling to Belarus for higher education?
Our admission staff member must receive you at Minsk international airport with reception documents for immigration otherwise you will be deported back to homeland.
For anymore required information regarding student visa laws for 2021 intake please write or call us today and a quick reply will be ready for you.