Applying for Visa

How to apply for a Schengen visa?

Please note that our Embassy accepts only prefilled online application forms for applying for a Schengen visa. Please use the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM. The completed application form has to be printed out, signed and submitted to the Embassy.

Visa applications can be submitted on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, prior appointment is needed. For appointment please book time in advance.

Issuing of visas: from Monday to Thursday 15.00-16.00.

  • Visa application must be lodged at least 15 calendar days before the intended visit (as this is the normal processing time) and cannot be lodged earlier than three months before the start of the intended visit.
  • In case you would like to collect your passport by post please also provide a pre-paid special-delivery envelope (silver envelope from post office).

For more detailed information about applying Schengen visa please visit the Russian version of this website.

Residents of Vitebsk can apply for Estonian Schengen visa in Latvian Consulate in Vitebsk.

Applicants for Schengen visas to Estonia, Finland and Sweden may apply through the VFS Global Centre offices in Minsk, Brest, Hrodna, Mogilev and Gomel. For further information please consult the webpage of VFS Global.