What is the change? The Ministry of Internal Affairs has introduced an online registration system.

What does the change mean? Foreign nationals needing to register their stay, excluding those arriving from Russia, will be able to register online.

  • Implementation date: Jan. 2
  • Who is affected: Foreign nationals needing to register with the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
  • Processing changes: Foreign nationals will be able to register online and will receive immediate confirmation of their registration.

Background: Upon arrival, business and work visitors are required to register at their local Ministry of Internal Affairs Migration Office within five business days of arriving in the country, unless otherwise established by a Belarusian international agreement or legislation regulating foreigner legal status. Online registration is free of charge.

Analysis & Comments: Employers will no longer have to coordinate in-person registration, simplifying the registration process. While the system is still in its first implementation phase, visitors are encouraged to keep detailed receipts of the performed registration in order to avoid any subsequent difficulties.

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