US embassy in Minsk to resume visa issue for all Belarusians in early 2018
The US Embassy in Minsk will begin to issue visas for all Belarus citizens in early 2018, US Charge d'Affairs in Belarus Robert Riley told reporters at a news conference on 1 November. The issue of visas was limited to Belarusian aged 70+. As of today, this limitation is lowered to the age of 50+. According to Riley, 'technical issues are now being sorted out.' Before the Russia-US diplomatic row last summer, Belarusians had to travel to Moscow or St Petersburg to apply for a visa. The US mission head in Minsk says the authorities in Belarus were cooperative in finding a solution with the US visas for Belarusians. In 2016, 18000 Belarusians received a US visa around the world. Read this Euroradio story for more details.