About Belarus

Belarus is situated in the centre of Europe and borders on 5 countries: Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. The country occupies the area of 207,600 sq. km. Its population is 9,503,800 people. The country has no seashore, yet Belarus is a significant trade and transport link between Europe and CIS countries. Minsk, the capital of the Republic of Belarus, is located in the centre of the country. 

 

Climate
Moderate continental climate of Belarus is characterized by rainy cool summer, mild winter with frequent thaws, changeable weather in autumn and winter. The average temperature varies, depending on the Belarusian regions. The average temperature in July ranges from +17°C in the north to +18.5°C in the south. The average temperature in January ranges from -4.5°C in the south-west to -8°C in the north-east.

Religion
The most common religion in Belarus is Christianity. Belarusian Christians practice Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, Greek Catholicism (Uniate Church), and Protestantism. Among other religions, the most popular are Judaism and Islam

Rules of stay of foreign citizens residing in the territory of the Republic of Belarus

Foreigners residing in the Republic of Belarus must have a valid document for travel abroad (passport), migration card and other documents that prove that these foreigners reside (live) in the Republic of Belarus on legal grounds, and to present them at the request of officials of the bodies of internal affairs, state security and the border service of the Republic of Belarus.

In the territory of the Republic of Belarus foreign citizens and stateless persons are obliged to:

Register within five (5) days (except Sundays, public holidays and public holidays established and announced by the President of the Republic of Belarus as non-working) at the Interior authority at the actual place of temporary residence;

Reside in the Republic of Belarus in the abiding place (where they are registered at the migration department) only;

Register within five days in case of the address change (except Sundays, public holidays and public holidays established and announced by the President of the Republic of Belarus as non-working) at the organ

of registration at the new place of residence;

In the absence of legal grounds for continued stay in the Republic of Belarus, foreigners are required to leave the Republic of Belarus before the end of the period of temporary stay or residence.

Contact the International Student Office at your educational institutions on the matter of registration, renewal of registration and other issues concerning residence in the Republic of Belarus in advance.

Violation of the above mentioned legal regulations punishable by paragraph 1 of Article 23.55 of the Administrative Offences Code of the Republic of Belarus with the imposition of sanctions: a warning, imposing a fine of up to fifty base units or deportation.

Reduction the period of temporary stay or cancellation of a permit for temporary residence in the Republic of Belarus, followed by deportation or expulsion from the Republic of Belarus might be in the case of the repeated violations by a foreign national or a stateless person of the regulations of criminal, administrative and other legislation of the Republic of Belarus

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