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U.S. Citizen Services

Welcome to American Citizen Services

Several hundred American citizens live and work in Belarus.  Many more visit every year. The Department of State, through its Embassy in Minsk, provides a range of routine and emergency services for Americans who live in Belarus or who are just visiting.

This assistance includes but is not limited to, Passport services, Notary services, and Consular Reports of Births Abroad. Due to the request of the Belarusian Government in 2008 to reduce our American personnel from 35 to 6 diplomats, we offer our services on Tuesdays  and Thursdays by appointment only. The Embassy also assists in emergencies, including deaths, arrests and crisis situations.

All of our American citizen services require your presence at the Embassy. Please Click here to make or cancel appointment for passport-related applications, Reports of Birth Abroad for children, extra passport pages or notary services.

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Minsk is located at 46 Starovilenskaya, Minsk, 220002 Belarus.  We can be reached by: 

  • telephone, +375-17-210-1283 any working day from 4.00 PM to 5.00 PM;
  • fax +375-17-217-7160; 
  • or email

In the case of an emergency involving an American citizen, call +375-17-210-1283 or +375-29-676-0134 (after hours).  American citizens visiting or residing in Belarus should note that the emergency number for the Belarusian police is – 102, ambulance – 103, rescue and fire department – 101.

Worldwide Travel Alert

  • The Department of State published an interim final rule (IFR) in the Federal Register on August 28, 2014 announcing fee changes for certain nonimmigrant visa (NIV) applications, immigrant visa (IV) applications, administrative and citizens’ services.  The new fees will become effective 15 days after the rule was published, which will be on September 12, 2014.
    For Immigrant Visa processing, the fees for family-sponsored immigrants and the domestic review of an Affidavit of Support will increase while all other immigrant and special visa processing fees will decrease.
    Likewise, the fee for K or Fiancé(e) visas, a non-immigrant visa category processed by the Immigrant Visa Unit, will increase.
    Additional information on these fee changes may be found on the Department of State’s website

    The lone wolf attack in Sydney, Australia on December 15, 2014, resulting in the deaths of two hostages, is a reminder that U.S. citizens should be extra cautious, maintain a very high level of vigilance, and take appropriate steps to enhance their personal security.  This Travel Alert expires on March 19, 2015.

    An analysis of past attacks and threat reporting strongly suggests a focus by terrorists not only on the targeting of U.S. government facilities but also on hotels, shopping areas, places of worship, and schools, among other targets, during or coinciding with this holiday period. U.S. citizens abroad should be mindful that terrorists groups and those inspired by them can pose unpredictable threats in public venues.  U.S. citizens should remain alert to local conditions and for signs of danger.

    We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling abroad enroll in the Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don't have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

    For the latest security information, U.S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department of State's Internet website at where the Worldwide Caution, Country Specific Information, Travel Warnings, and Travel Alerts can be found. Follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook as well.

    In addition to information on the internet, travelers may obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or, from other countries, on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Friday, Eastern Time (except U.S. federal holidays).