Since 2 January 2019 foreign nationals and stateless persons who are temporarily staying in Belarus will be able to get registered on the website portal.gov.by without having to visit a local police office. This service is free of charge and will be available to foreigners who arrived in Belarus through checkpoints on the Belarusian border.
Registration can be done through a PC, a mobile phone or any other device having access to the Internet. In order to get registered, foreigners must create an account on this website using their e-mail address. After that, they should choose this service in the Citizenship and Migration category and fill in an online application. The registration will be done when a user receives a message confirming that he/she is registered at the indicated address in Belarus.
In line with Article 285 of the Tax Code of the Republic of Belarus, foreigners will be exempt from paying a fee for online registration. At the same time, foreign nationals and stateless persons will still be able to get registered at a local office of the Citizenship and Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. However, to extend the registration, foreign nationals and stateless persons should visit a local office of the Citizenship and Migration Department in the district where they are staying.
Foreigners who arrived in Belarus by crossing the Belarus-Russia border should get registered at the local office of the Citizenship and Migration Department at the district where they are staying in Belarus.