Name of country
- Eastern Europe, east of Poland
- 9,441,842 (July 2021 est.)
- Belarus is an Eastern European country with no coastline. Belarus now has a population of roughly 9.5 million people. Belarus was a component of the Soviet Union before it disintegrated in 1991, and it had previously been a part of the Russian Empire.
- As of December 2020, the average download speed of fixed internet connections in Belarus was at approximately 67.92 Megabits per second (Mbps). Mobile internet connections were much slower, at around 16.62 Mbps.
- All power sockets in Belarus provide a standard voltage of 220V with a standard frequency of 50Hz.
Per Capita GDP
Real GDP per capita
- $19,150 (2019 est.)
- $18,885 (2018 est.)
- $18,280 (2017 est.)
- cold winters, cool and moist summers; transitional between continental and maritime
- Unfortunately, there is no Citizenship Program in Belarus at the moment. This is unfortunate, in our opinion, because Belarus would benefit not only our clients but also the country’s economy. The residence permit functions as a passport for Belarusians. If you intend to move to Belarus permanently, you should read what we’ve written here.
- STARTING 50,000$
- Business capital
- 5 YEARS
- The processing of documents usually takes from 2 to 3 months.
You have the same rights as Belarusian citizens if you hold a residency permit:
- the right to free medical care
- the right to free education and
- the right to receive benefits and retirement on the same terms as Belarusian citizens.
You will not, however, be able to vote. You won’t be able to vote or run for office. You will also be unable to work in the public sector or purchase land in your own name.
If you have lived in Belarus for 5 years with a temporary residence, you have the right to get a residence permit.
Family reunion and marriage registration
The following categories of citizens have the right to be reunited with their families:
- minors and adopted persons;
- single and unmarried children and adopted children over the age of 18;
- incapacitated parents and adoptive parents.
Study and training
- A foreign student may obtain a residence permit in Belarus if he or she has a high academic record.
- A foreign citizen can obtain a residence permit if he is an employee or specialist in need of a Belarusian organization.
Investments in economy
- You can get a residence permit if you invest around €130 000 in the objects of investment activity of Belarus.
- A foreign citizen can get a residence permit in Belarus if he has exceptional abilities and talent or has outstanding services to Belarus, high achievements in technology, culture, and sports.
- If a foreign citizen used to be a citizen of Belarus, he can get a residence permit.
- If a foreign national has been granted refugee status or asylum in Belarus, he or she can count on a residence permit.
- This is an opportunity to regulate the situation for foreign nationals, who live in Belarus without proper documents.
- Under special circumstances, a residence permit may be issued based on a decision of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus.
To apply for a permanent residence permit in Belarus, you must submit the following documents:
- foreign passport (notarized translation);
- 4 photos 4×5;
- a document of no criminal record;
- document confirming the grounds for obtaining a residence permit;
- certificate of health status;
- certificate of income;
- receipt for the payment of state duty.
Procedures and Time Frame
- Minsk District Executive Committee’s Citizenship and Migration Department is part of the Department of Internal Affairs.
- The first thing you should do when you arrive is register with the Citizenship and Migration Office, where you will be given a list of required documents and questionnaires to complete.
- Orsha Regional Department of Internal Affairs’ Citizenship and Migration Department
- You do not need to register in Vitebsk if you are not going to live in Minsk, but rather in the Vitebsk area of Orsha. In this instance, you can register with the Orsha Regional Department of Internal Affairs Office for Citizenship and Migration.
- timber, peat deposits, small quantities of oil and natural gas, granite, dolomitic limestone, marl, chalk, sand, gravel, clay
- Belarusian 83.7%, Russian 8.3%, Polish 3.1%, Ukrainian 1.7%, other 2.4%, unspecified 0.9% (2009 est.)
- Russian (official) 70.2%, Belarusian (official) 23.4%, other 3.1% (includes small Polish- and Ukrainian-speaking minorities), unspecified 3.3% (2009 est.)
- Orthodox 48.3%, Catholic 7.1%, other 3.5%, non-believers 41.1% (2011 est.)
- total: 40.9 years
- male: 38 years
- female: 43.9 years (2020 est.)
- urban population: 79.9% of total population (2021)
- rate of urbanization: 0.28% annual rate of change (2020-25 est.)
- 5.19 physicians/1,000 population (2015)
- presidential republic in name, although in fact a dictatorship
- 0.8% (2017 est.)
- 1% (2016 est.)
Headline Personal Income Tax Rate (highest marginal tax rate) – 17%
Headline Corporate Income Tax Rate (excluding dividend taxes)– 18%
Income Tax Rate
- In Belarus, the Personal Income Tax Rate is a tax collected from individuals and is imposed on different sources of income like labour, pensions, interest and dividends.
Corporate Tax Rate
- Corporate Income tax rate is a tax collected from companies. Its amount is based on the net income companies obtain while exercising their business activity, normally during one business year.
- Corporate Tax Rate – 18%
- Personal Income Tax Rate – 13%
- Sales Tax Rate – 20%