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Applicants who wish to apply for a Visa are kindly requested to carefully read the provided information. The guidelines listed on this website are to help you prepare your documents as accurately as possible, on the basis of the common list of supporting documents to be presented by applicants for short stay Schengen visas in Belarus. This will reduce the chances of your application being incomplete or a delay in being processed.

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Required Documents

You are kindly advised to check the list of required documents before submitting your application. This will minimize the chances of your application being delayed or declined due to inadequate or incorrect submission of documents. 

You will need to prepare a separate application pack of supporting documents and Visa Application Form for each applicant (e.g. in case parents travel along with their children, confirmation of accommodation has to be given separately for every application pack). Documents in A4 format are accepted only.

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Fees

CONSULAR SCHENGEN VISA (C) FEE: 

The below rates are applicable and they may vary at any time:

Visa Type

EUR

RUB

Schengen Short stay (Type C) for nationals of Belarus 35

2975

Schengen Short stay (Type C) for nationals of the Russian Federation, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Kosovo 35

2975

Schengen Short stay (Type C) for nationals of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine holders of non biometric passports* 35

2975

Schengen Short stay (Type C)

80

6800

Children under the age of 12

Gratis

Holders of Diplomatic and Service Passports

Gratis

Members of national and regional Governments and Parliaments, Constitutional Courts and Supreme Courts, if they are not exempted from the visa requirement by the EU-Belarus Facilitation Agreement

Gratis

Members of official delegations, including permanent members of official delegations, who, following an official invitation addressed to the Member States, the European Union or Belarus, shall participate in official meetings, consultations, negotiations or exchange programmes, as well as in events held in the territory of Belarus or one of the Member States by intergovernmental organisations

Gratis

Close relatives – spouses, children, parents and persons exercising the parental authority, grandparents and grandchildren of citizens of the Union legally residing in the territory of Belarus, of citizens of Belarus legally residing in the territory of the Member States, of citizens of the Union residing in the territory of the Member State of which they are nationals, and of citizens of Belarus residing in the territory of Belarus

Gratis

Persons participating in scientific, academic, cultural and artistic activities, including university and other exchange programmes

Gratis

Pupils, students, post-graduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake trips for the purposes of study or educational training, including in the framework of exchange programmes as well as other school related activities

Gratis

Participants in international sports events and persons accompanying them in a professional capacity

Gratis

Participants in official exchange programmes organised by twin cities and other municipal entities

Gratis

Representatives of civil society organizations when undertaking trips for the purposes of educational training, seminars, conferences, including in the framework of exchange programmes

Gratis

Participants in official EU cross-border cooperation programmes between Belarus and the Union

Gratis

Persons with disabilities and persons accompanying them, if necessary

Gratis

Persons who have presented documents proving the necessity of their travel on humanitarian grounds, including to receive urgent medical treatment and the person accompanying such person, or to attend a funeral of a close relative, or to visit a seriously ill close relative

Gratis

Youth up to 25 years old, who are to participate in seminars, conferences, sport, cultural or educational events, organized by non-profit organizations and youth up to 25 years old, who represent non-profit organizations in the above events

Gratis

Researchers traveling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research

Gratis

* Note: Citizens of: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine holders of biometric passports do not require Schengen visa. Please consult here for nationals of countries with which the EU has concluded Visa Facilitation Agreements.

SERVICE FEE:

The GVCW VAC for Greece will levy a Service fee in BYN of the equivalent of EUR 28 per passport.

The following categories are exempt from paying Service fee:

  • Children under 6 years old

PLEASE NOTE:

All the above mentioned fees are payable in cash in the equivalent amount in BYN as per the current exchange rate at the time of submission of application at the Visa Application Center for Greece and are subject to change without notice. EURO currency mentioned above is for reference only.

All the above mentioned fees can be paid in cash in BYN at the Visa Application Centers.

Biometrics

As of 23 June 2015 all applicants applying for a Schengen visa will be required to present their biometric data - ten fingerprints and a digital photo. Biometric data will be stored in the Visa Information System (VIS), which is a central database for the exchange of data on short-stay visas (for stays up to 90 days in any 180-day period) between Schengen States. The main objectives of the VIS are to facilitate visa application procedures and checks at external border as well as to enhance security.

Photo Specifications
Photo Specifications

Before submitting Schengen Visa photos make sure that they are absolutely in a high quality form in order to make their reproduction easy – something needed when facial biometrics applies in the ID Document of the visa holder. The applicants should present two recent (not more than 6 months old) passport-sized photos that should be:

  • 3,5 x 4 cm (approx. 1.2 x 1.6 inch)
  • with a light background (white or off-white) so that features are distinguishable and contrast against the background
  • in color and with facing forward
  • with the forehead and ears visible, without heavy jewelry
  • full face, non-smiling (without sunglasses, a hat/ cap or other head covering, unless the applicant wears such items because of their religions belief or ethnic background)
  • of high quality and printed on normal photographic paper (camera print), preferably not glossy

Please click here for the specifications.

Knowing and meeting properly these requirements is essential, as only if in the needed format, the biometric recognition of the applicant and perfect reproduction can be authorised correctly.

Note:
Please follow these instructions carefully. If photographs presented do not meet these requirements, your application will be considered incomplete.

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Travel Medical Insurance

Pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 (Article 15) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009”, which entered into force on April 5 of 2010, applicants must purchase a travel insurance product before they apply for a travel visa. Purchasing adequate travel insurance is one of the requirements of the Schengen visa.

The requirements for Schengen travel insurance:

  • The travel insurance should include medical evacuation/ repatriation. The minimum coverage shall be EUR 30,000 (denominated in Euros).
  • The insurance company must have a representative office in European Union countries.
  • The insurance must be valid for duration of stay in the Schengen countries.
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Regulation (EU) No 610/2013 of 26 June 2013, amended the Convention Implementing the Schengen Agreement, the Schengen Borders Code and the Visa Code and – among others – re-defined the concept of "short stay" for third-country nationals in the Schengen area which is a fundamental element of the Schengen acquis.

Track your application

After you submit your application we strongly encourage you to use our online service provided in order to track your application online and to check whether your passport is ready for collection. It is a secure procedure that is designed to help you to better plan and save your time.

In order to track your application you need to know the application ID, which is on the Payment Receipt given to you during the submission, and the date of birth of the applicant.

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Collect your Passport

After having tracked online whether your passport is ready for collection, you can collect your passport in person at the end of the visa application process. Please note that in order to collect your passport in person you need to bring a copy of your passport, the Service Agreement and the Payment Receipt given to you during the submission.

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