Embassy Minsk Announcement on Expanded Visa Services for Applicants to Renew Petition-Based Visas

The Embassy of the United States in Minsk is pleased to announce visa services for applicants who wish to renew petition-based visas in H, L, P, O and R categories.  Starting September 8, the Embassy will accept applications for renewals of H (Temporary Workers), L (Intracompany Transferees), O (People with Extraordinary Ability), P (Athletes, Artists, and Entertainers) and R (People in Religious Occupations) non-immigrant visa categories.  To qualify, applicants must be applying in the same visa class to work for the same employer with a visa that has expired within the last 12 months.

All applicants applying for renewal of H, L P, O and R visas in Minsk should follow the standard application procedures found on the Non-Immigrant visas page. Applicants for F, M, and J visas, as well Belarusian citizens over 70 years of age and others listed on our website may continue to apply at Embassy Minsk.

All applicants for other visa categories not listed at the link above must continue to apply at U.S. embassies in neighboring countries.  The Embassy will continue to consider other visa categories for expansion of Minsk-based visa services in the future.