MINSK, 24 March (BelTA) - More than 300 foreign nationals have applied for an extension of their stay in Belarus beyond 90 days, Aleksei Begun, the head of the citizenship and migration department at the Belarusian Internal Affairs Ministry, told reporters in Minsk on 24 March, BelTA has learned.
“So far, more than 300 foreign citizens have asked us to extend their stay in the country beyond 90 days,” Aleksei Begun said.
He noted that this applies to people who are allowed to stay in Belarus for up to 90 days in line with bilateral agreements provided they are registered with a local migration office. “At present those arriving at the airport (using the visa waiver) can extend their stay in Belarus from 30 to 90 days,” he noted.
In his words, among the applicants are nationals of different countries. “Among applicants were citizens of Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan. As of 23 March, we had some 100 people in Grodno Oblast and Brest Oblast who were visiting the regions under Decree No.300 on visa-free entry to these regions,” the head of the department said.