Student Visa Processing

Thank you for your patience as we prepared to resume processing student visas.  Today, we’re happy to provide instructions for how to schedule your visa interview.  Interviews will begin Monday, September 21, 2020.  All applicants need to fill out the DS-160 form, and have paid their SEVIS fee.  Additionally, you will need to bring confirmation …

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Consular COVID FAQ

We understand your concern about visas and travel in light of the continuing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We hope that this information will help answer your questions. Due to the volume of inquiries we receive, we are only able to respond to individual questions that are not answered on this page or elsewhere …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (August 3, 2020)

Updated August 3, 2020 Link to  Embassy Minsk COVID-19 Alerts     (Note – NEW information is in bold)   The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Beginning May 18, 2020, U.S. Embassy Minsk will reduce the frequency of these health alerts from daily to weekly unless circumstances warrant.  If you have questions or concerns, please email us at  ConsularMinsk@state.gov

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Important information for U.S. visa holders

Do you have a valid nonimmigrant, DV or immigrant visa to enter the United States? Before you purchase tickets, remember: due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions you may not transit any one of the 26 Schengen countries, the UK, China or Iran on your way to the U.S.  Even just a short lay-over at an airport …

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FAQ regarding March 11 and March 14 Presidential Proclamations

Frequently Asked Questions from American Citizens regarding March 11 and March 14 Presidential Proclamations 1.      Q: I am a U.S. citizen in Europe. Do the March 11 and March 14 Presidential Proclamations prevent me from returning to the United States? A: No. The restrictions do not apply to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. For the most …

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NONIMMIGRANT VISA SERVICES UPDATE

In consideration of the Belarus Council of Ministers’ decision to limit cultural, scientific, sports and other events to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the U.S. Embassy in Minsk will suspend non-immigrant visa services beginning March 17, 2020.  Services for U.S. citizens will continue to be available. The U.S. Embassy in Minsk is committed to protecting …

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SWT 2019 Photo Contest

U.S. Embassy in Minsk is pleased to announce the inaugural photo contest for Summer Work and Travel Exchange Participants! About the Contest: The contest is open to all Summer Work and Travel Exchange Participants issued by U.S. Embassy Minsk in 2019 and there is no limit on numbers of entry, however all winners should be …

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USCIS to Close the Moscow Field Office

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will permanently close its field office in Moscow, Russia, on March 29, 2019. The last day the office will be open to the public and accepting applications is Feb. 28, 2019. Please note that Immigrant and Diversity visa applications for citizens of Belarus will continue to be …

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Expansion of visa services in Minsk

On November 1, Chargé d’affaires Robert Riley and consul Aleta Kovensky held a press conference to announce the expansion of visa services in Belarus. Media Statement by the U.S. Embassy in Minsk, Belarus: The Embassy of the United States in Minsk is pleased to announce the expansion of visa services in Belarus. Beginning November 1, the …

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Change to Visa Application Procedure

The Embassy of the United States of America in Minsk announces the following change to visa processing procedures: Pursuant to the Executive Order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” signed by President Donald J. Trump on January 27, 2017, the Embassy of the United States of America in Belarus …

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