Border crossings

The international road border crossing Białowieża–Piererow:

  • a crossing for pedestrians and bicycles; cars must be left at a car park in Białowieża or Gródki;
  • the crossing is used in accordance with stipulations of current border and customs regulations in force in the Republic of Poland.

Opening hours:

  • October 1– March 31 open from 8:00 to 18:00 (Polish time)
  • April 1 – September 30 open from 8:00 to 20:00 (Polish time)

Foreign exchange office in Belarus:
Opening hours of the foreign exchange office in Kamieniuki, at Sowietskaja 1 Street
Tuesday–Saturday: 9:00 to 17.00; break 14:00 to 15:00

Currency can also be exchanged in Hajnówka, at:
Włodzimierz Litwiniuk, Tourist Services Office and Foreign Exchange Office, at 3 Maja 45 Street;
Kazimierz Zachaj, at 3 Maja 47 Street

The border can be crossed with a valid passport and a visa.


Visas authorising a holder to enter the territory of the Republic of Belarus can be obtained at the Republic of Belarus Consulate in Białystok.

Consulate General of the Republic of Belarus
Elektryczna 9 Street, 15-080 Białystok
Phone: +48 85 664 99 46 (visa-related issues)
Phone: +48 85 664 99 40 (secretariat)
Fax. +48 85 664 99 58,
e-mail: [email protected]

Open: Monday to Friday: 8:00–12:00, 13:00–17:00


Opening hours for visa-related issues
9:00–11:45 – reception of visa applications
15:00–16:00 – passport collection


For a single or a double entry visa valid for 30 days, the following documents must be submitted:

  • a visa application form, completed in block letters and signed;
  • one colour photograph 3cm x 4cm;
  • a passport, which should be signed and valid for at least 3 months after the visa expires;
  • a health insurance from the company Europa or other Belarusian company;
  • the insurance should cover all days of planned stay within the period of visa validity;
  • if applicant is a minor, copies of passport pages with personal details and a photo of their parents should be attached;


The visa application together with all relevant documents should be submitted no earlier than 3 months in advance of the planned journey.

Wait time for the visa:

  • standard mode – 5 working days
  • express mode – 48 hours


Tariff for consular fees for citizens of Poland – private visa


Visa type/Issuing mode Standard (EUR) Express (EUR)
single entry 25 50
double entry 35 60
multiple entry up to 90 days 60 85
group 10 35
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