Most likely, yes. Every foreign citizen who is coming to Belarus, unless exempt from the procedure, has 5 days (excluding Sundays and holidays) to register. Therefore, if you’re not planning to stay for more than 5 days, then no need to bother.
Citizens of Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania and Latvia are exempt from registration for a stay of up to 30 days. Also, members of official delegations and their foreign staff do not require registration.
Easy. As was stated before, the procedure is relatively simple.
Note: the Department official might request that you prove you have enough funds for the duration of your stay in Belarus. Cash (BYN or foreign currency exchangeable in Belarus), bank statement, invitation from a friend, relative or legal entity covering your expenses, hotel booking and tickets home should suffice.
Word of advice: ask a local, like your friend or relative, to accompany you in case the department officials’ English is lacking.
If you’re a guest of a foreign embassy or consulate, or an international organization, and stay with their head or staff, or in the building belonging to the organization, your registration is handled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Yes. You have 5 days (excluding Sundays and holidays) to register at your new place in the nearest Department of Citizenship and Migration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
You’ll get fined for 500 EUR upon leaving the country.
List of Departments of Citizenship and Migration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs addresses and phone numbers:
For a full list, follow this link (Russian only).
The registration process is extremely simple, and doesn’t take much time or money, so if you have to register, there’s no reason not to just do it. So get going and get registered!
Text by Michael Feller