Visa support for Belarus
Replies: 13 - Last Post: Feb 10, 2013 12:35 PM Last Post By: jesdon
Nov 3, 2012 2:21 PM
Visa support for BelarusAfter extensive research on this forum (and google) I didn't get much wiser, so here the same question again:
What company to use for visa-support?
And of course I mean the type where you just buy the visa-support without any add-ons, just the documents, etc...
I have emailed the following companies and got the following prices:
123belarus.com 25 eur
belvisa.com 30 eur
belintourist.by 30 usd
victoria-tour.by 60 usd
belarusvisit.by 50 usd
My nationality is Dutch (Netherlands).
I used 123belarus.com , which was the cheapest I could find. It worked good for me, but now a friend of mine is trying to use them as well and they are not very responsive. So I'm opting for Belvisa.com . As they are also relatively cheap.
Has anyone used any of these companies and what is your experience? Are they reliable?
(please just post company names and real experiences, not more questions)
Nov 3, 2012 10:25 PM
1Funny - Victoria Tour used to do that free of charge (but providing you book Victoria Hotel). That's a registered state-run company as well as Belintourist. 123belarus is a private company.
After the Swedish teddy bear scandal visa support agencies here were kindly asked by the government agencies to be careful of what they are doing and they will be reluctant to render plain visa support. But they might also be willing a few quick dollars.
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9When I was last in Belarus I used Prime Tour Ltd. (Speak to Olya). www.belarusprimetour.com US $30 for visa support +min 1 night hotel booking. Excellent service and no complaints whatsoever.
Feb 2, 2013 8:07 AM
10By the way, Garni Hotel in Minsk issues signed and sealed booking confirmations - I was shocked myself because this is a state-run hotel but they do. So enclosing this paper to your visa application will get you a 10-day visa (depends on the booked nights of course).
Maybe since they have just opened they are trying to gain some face?..
Feb 9, 2013 3:48 AM
Feb 9, 2013 8:42 AM
12I couldn't tell and I guess yes - but it depends on the madness of the Consulate where you are applying for a visa. The law stipulates that the visa can be for the booked hotel nights and not longer than 10 days in total but it is also quite logical that one may want to go to other cities, etc. and may not be able to obtain a confirmation paper from all hotels. So apply for the whole 10 days and put all cities you are going to visit in the itinerary.
Feb 10, 2013 12:35 PM
13The embassy in Helsinki at least permits you to apply for a visa for a longer time frame than that you've got hotel confirmations for. They'll do your visas via post or in person.
(5 star Hotel)
From US$268.89 per night
(4 star Hotel)
From US$144.28 per night
(0 star Hotel)
From US$37.15 per night