STAYING OF FOREIGN CITIZENS AND STATELESS PERSONS IN THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS
27.06.2018

STAYING OF FOREIGN CITIZENS AND STATELESS PERSONS IN THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

STAYING OF FOREIGN CITIZENS AND STATELESS PERSONS

IN THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS 

Foreigners who do not have valid temporary residence permit may enter the Republic of Belarus, exit from the Republic of Belarus and conduct a transit passage (transit) through the territory of the Republic of Belarus by virtue of the document for travelling abroad with a visa, unless otherwise specified in the Law of the Republic of Belarus of January 4, 2010 № 105-Z “On the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens and Stateless Persons in the Republic of Belarus” or other legislative acts and international treaties of the Republic of Belarus.

Foreigners who have valid temporary residence permit may enter the Republic of Belarus and exit from the Republic of Belarus by virtue of the document for travelling abroad.

The time of temporary stay in the Republic of Belarus of a foreigner is determined by the validity term of the visa issued to him and may not exceed ninety days in a calendar year from the date of first entry into the Republic of Belarus, unless otherwise specified in this Law and international treaties of the Republic of Belarus.

The time of temporary stay in the Republic of Belarus of a foreigner, who arrived in the Republic of Belarus in a manner not requiring obtaining a visa, may not exceed ninety days in a calendar year from the date of first entry into the Republic of Belarus, unless otherwise specified in this Law and international treaties of the Republic of Belarus.

A foreigner temporarily staying in Belarus shall leave the Republic of Belarus before his visa expires or within the claimed by him period of temporary stay in the Republic of Belarus, if at the moment of the expiry of the mentioned periods the period of temporary stay of the foreigner is not extended or the temporary residence stay or not to obtain a temporary residence permit or a permit for permanent residence.

Foreigners, who have arrived in the Republic of Belarus, except for foreigners referred to in Article 45 of this Law, shall within five days, except for weekends, public holidays and holidays established and declared by the President of the Republic of Belarus as legal holidays, register at the registration authority at the place of the actual temporary stay, unless otherwise specified by this Law and international treaties of the Republic of Belarus.

Article 45. Foreigners temporarily staying in the Republic of Belarus, who are not subject to the registration in the Republic of Belarus

In the Republic of Belarus are not subject to the registration:

- heads of State and Governments of foreign States, heads and members of parliamentary, governmental and other official delegations, the technical staff of these delegations and foreigners, who arrived in the Republic of Belarus at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Belarus, the Chambers of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Belarus, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus, the Supreme Economic Court of the Republic of Belarus, the Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus, the State Secretariat of the Security Council of the Republic of Belarus, the State Control Committee of the Republic of Belarus, the Attorney-General Office of the Republic of Belarus, the Central Commission of of the Republic of Belarus for Conduct of Elections and Republican Referenda, Republican organs of State administration, local executive and administrative organs of the Republic of Belarus, as well as their family members;

- foreigners, who have arrived in Belarus by virtue of passports issued by the United Nations Organization;

- heads and staff of diplomatic missions and consular institutions of foreign States, employees of the military attaches' offices, members of trade representations of foreign States in the Republic of Belarus, as well as members of their families (subject to accreditation in the manner determined by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs);

- heads and staff of missions and organs of international organizations and intergovernmental entities, who according to statutory documents of these organizations and entities or appropriate international treaties of the Republic of Belarus, shall enjoy the privileges and immunities, as well as members of their families (subject to accreditation in the manner determined by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs);

- foreigners, who have arrived in Belarus for the weekends, public holidays and holidays, established and declared by the President of the Republic of Belarus as legal holidays, and (or) for up to five twenty four hours (5 days) during working days, if their departure from the Republic of Belarus will be performed during these days (twenty-four hours);

- crew members of foreign military aircrafts arriving in the Republic of Belarus according to the established order;

- foreigners who are members of crews of civil aircrafts servicing international airlines, trains brigades of international rail transport, while staying in the airport or at the stations listed in a flight or train schedule;

- foreigners who are members of crews of foreign vehicles and river transport performing the carriage of cargo and passengers in international traffic, while staying in towns and other settlements on the routes of transport operations, including those in other points of destinations;

- military personnel of foreign countries who have arrived in Belarus to participate in joint military exercises.

Foreigners temporarily staying in the Republic of Belarus are required to reside in the Republic of Belarus only at the place of temporary stay, where they are registered in the registration authorities.

Upon a change of a place of temporary stay foreigners shall within five days, except for weekends (Sundays), public holidays and holidays established and declared by the President of the Republic of Belarus as legal holidays, register at the registration authority at the new place of the temporary stay.

Foreigners, who have arrived in Belarus for the purposes of tourism and who are travelling within the territory of the Republic of Belarus in accordance with the program of the tour, shall registered in the registration authority at the place of their initial temporary stay for the total duration of the tour. State duty for the registration is not charged (article 12.14.1 of the Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus of April 26, 2010 № 200 “On Administrative Procedures Carried out by Governmental Bodies and other Organizations on the Application of Citizens”).

Temporarily staying in the Republic of Belarus citizens (nationals) of the States with a visa regime for entry into the Republic of Belarus shall be registered for the time period specified in their application or request of the host organization, but no more than for the validity period of the visa.

Transit passage (transit) of foreigners through the territory of the Republic of Belarus is performed within a period not exceeding two days from the date of their entry into the Republic of Belarus, except for the cases of a forced stop, in accordance with the Rules of transit passage (transit) of foreign citizens and stateless persons through the territory of the Republic of Belarus.

Foreigners who stay in the Republic of Belarus must observe and respect the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, other acts of legislation of the Republic of Belarus and national traditions.

Foreigners, who have committed on the territory of the Republic of Belarus a crime, administrative and other offences, shall bear responsibility in accordance with the legislative acts of the Republic of Belarus.

A foreigner may be deported, imposed for a fine or get a warning for violation of the provisions of this Law, or for violation of the residence rules in the Republic of Belarus, or for evasion to leave the country when the term of the registration is expired.

During temporary staying in the Republic of Belarus foreigners are obliged to be registered by the local unit of the Citizenship and Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus at their place of residing (unless otherwise specified in this Law and international treaties of the Republic of Belarus) and submit the following documents:

1) Application form (issued in local unit of the Citizenship and Migration Department)

2) Document for travelling abroad (passport)

3) Health insurance policy

4) Receipt for payment of state duty for registration (if necessary).