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May 2015

Nearly 50 experts and officials from Eastern Partnership countries, EU Member States, academia, civil society and international organizations came together in Minsk on 6-7 May to compare their...

June 2014

Nearly forty experts from the Eastern Neighbourhood and EU MS gathered to discuss the issue smuggling of human beings at the Eastern Partnership Panel on Migration and Asylum meeting that took...

News
20.07.2017

Since October 1, 2017, hotels, sanatoriums, agro-enterprises, as well as legal entities and entrepreneurs who rent accommodation to tourists, will have to inform the internal affairs agencies...

20.07.2017

The Ministry of Interior Affairs of Belarus in cooperation with the National Centre for Electronic Services will convert administrative procedures on citizens’ applications in electronic form...

30.06.2017

On June 28, 2017 the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus adopted Resolution No. 490, which amends Resolution No. 461 of April 14, 2009 “Issues of granting refugee status, subsidiary...

21.06.2017

Belarus and its European partners agreed on the transitional period, during which the country will not be accepting the citizens of third countries or stateless persons subject to readmission. The...

01.06.2017

On June 1, 2017, Pinsk hosted the official ceremony on launch of the common contact point “Pinsk-Zhytomyr”, established within the framework of EU-funded project Strengthening...

17.05.2017

The national consultations on the preparations for the negotiation process for the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration were held in Minsk on 17 May under the auspices of the...

05.05.2017

On February 12, 2017 Belarus introduced visa-free regime of travel to Belarus via National Airport Minsk for citizens of several countries of the world.  More than 15,000 people used their right...

10.04.2017

Preparation of bilateral agreements on migration and readmission was discussed at a meeting between Belarus' Interior Minister Igor Shunevich and China's State Councilor, Minister of Public...

03.04.2017

The delegation of the Department on Citizenship and Migration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus conducted a working visit to Ukraine on 28-30 March.

The prime...

17.03.2017

On 15 March, 2017, Lviv has become a platform for the international conference on integrated management of common border «Border Security in Action. Success in Partnership».

Apart from...

06.03.2017

Detention centers for irregular migrants will be created in the cities of Vitebsk, Gomel, and Lida, Belarus' Interior Minister Igor Shunevich said in an interview. The establishment of these...

10.01.2017

On 9 January, President of Belarus signed the decree “On the introduction of visa-free entry and departure for foreign citizens”. The document introduces visa-free entry through the border...

23.12.2016

Belarus is planning to start producing biometric passports and national ID cards by the end of 2018, Alexei Begun, Head of the Citizenship and Migration Department at the Interior Ministry of...

20.12.2016

An IOM study on trafficking in men from Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova shows that the risk of falling prey to traffickers does not depend on victim’s education and place of residence.

Over...

29.11.2016

Representatives of the OSCE participating States in Central and Eastern Europe as well as international organizations and civil society conducted a three-day workshop in Chisinau on contemporary...

28.11.2016

Belarus and the European Union will hold technical consultations on visa facilitation, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Alena Kupchyna informed, adding that these...

22.11.2016

The meeting on migration strategies scheduled for 7-8 December 2016 will be held in Minsk, Belarus. Participants from the EU and EaP countries will discuss why it is important for a country, or...

16.11.2016

According to the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs about 25,000 foreigners get Belarusian tourist visas every year.

Along with facilitating the acquisition of Belarusian visas the...

09.11.2016

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) welcomes Belarus’s significant efforts to accommodate more than 160,000 Ukrainian nationals fleeing from the conflict zone in the southeast of...

31.10.2016

According to the latest data, the number of people residing in Belarus totaled 9,505,200 as of 1 October 2016, the Belarusian National Statistics Committee informed. Migration into the country...

19.10.2016

The EU formally launched a Mobility Partnership with the Republic of Belarus to ensure better management of migration flows.

The EU-Belarus Mobility Partnership establishes a set of...

27.09.2016

EU legislation on border delimitation and demarcation will be discussed by experts during an EU-funded expert mission on 26-30 September to Belarusian border city Brest. The State Border Committee...

23.09.2016

The funds are supposed to bolster Belarus' efforts to carry out reforms and provide additional support in regional development and the development of the private sector, migration management,...

21.09.2016

The EU will introduce an automated intelligent video-control system at land border crossing point Novaya Huta – Novi Yarylovychi at Belarus-Ukraine frontier that aims at reducing time needed to...

20.09.2016

Belarus provides all kinds of assistance to forced migrants, UNHCR Representative in Belarus Jean-Yves Bouchardy told the media. “Since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, Belarus has hosted...

26.08.2016

A digital queue system for vehicles will go operational at the international automobile border checkpoint Brest on 1 September, BelTA has learned.

Specialists are now working hard to...

26.07.2016

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed the law “Concerning the introduction of amendments and addenda to a number of laws of the Republic of Belarus on forced migration” which had been...

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