INFORMATION SHEET FOR SCHENGEN VISA APPLICANTS IN BELARUS
WHO CAN SUBMIT A SCHENGEN VISA APPLICATION IN BELARUS?
All Belarusian nationals or nationals of another country ("third-country national") legally residing in Belarus.
All those third-country nationals, who are legally staying but not residing in Belarus, can also lodge an application, if they provide justification for submitting the application in Belarus.
VISA ISSUING SCHENGEN COUNTRIES' CONSULATES IN BELARUS:
Bulgaria, Hungary , Germany, Italy , Latvia , Lithuania (Embassy of Lithuania in Minsk, Consulate General in Grodno) , Poland (Embassy of Poland in Minsk, Polish Consulate in Grodno, Polish Consulate in Brest, and also www.e-konsulat.gov.pl for an internet registration of the application forms), Romania, Slovakia , France,Czech Republic,Estonia.
WHAT TO DO IF A SCHENGEN COUNTRY DOES NOT HAVE A VISA ISSUING EMBASSY/CONSULATE IN BELARUS?
If a Schengen country does not have an official visa issuing representation body in Belarus (i.e., embassy/consulate), the visa application has to be submitted at the embassy/consulate of the Schengen country, representing the consular interests of the country of your destination.
Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Slovenia: a Schengen visa application for one of these countries may be submitted at the German Embassy.
Greece: a Schengen visa application for Greece may be submitted at the Greek Visa Application Centre in Minsk.
Denmark: a Schengen visa application for Denmark may be submitted at the Danish Visa Application Center in Minsk.
Iceland, Norway: a Schengen visa application for one of these countries may be submitted at the French Embassy.
Spain: a Schengen visa application for Spain may be submitted at the Spanish Visa Center in Minsk
Malta: a Schengen visa application for Malta may be submitted at the Italian Embassy.
Portugal: a Schengen visa application for Portugal may be submitted at the Slovak Embassy.
Finland, Sweden: a Schengen visa application for Finland or Sweden may be submitted at the Estonian Embassy.
Switzerland:a Schengen visa application for Switzerland may be submitted at the Hungarian Embassy.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED AT THE WRONG EMBASSY/CONSULATE?
Once an application has been submitted, the embassy/consulate verifies, whether it is in its competence to examine the visa application. If the embassy/consulate is not in a position to process the application, it will, without any delay, return the application form to the applicant, reimburse the visa fee, and indicate at which embassy/consulate you should submit the application.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SCHENGEN VISA: