Employment of foreign citizens

Employment of foreign citizens in the Republic of Belarus

By special licence

Without special licence

An employer applies to the Department of Citizenship and Migration for a special licence for the right to engage in labour activity in the Republic of Belarus. He should have the following package of documents:

  • an application for the issuance of a special licence to a foreign citizen;
  • a photocopy of a valid passport;
  • a payment order for the required fee.

The term of validity of the special licence is one year and can be extended for one year as well.

*For more detailed information please follow the link https://pravo.by/document/?guid=12551&p0=H12200233

(Article 28 of the Law of the Republic of Belarus "On External Labour Migration")

The following groups of foreign citizens may work in the speciality they are receiving/received:

  • university students;
  • students who have graduated from the university.

The term of validity of the labour contract is one year. For the second and subsequent years, the employer must issue a special licence for official employment.

Students of higher education institutions can be employed on a 0.5 full-time basis during their studies at the university.

The foreign citizens can be employed in specialities that are included in the list. This list is available at the link: https://mshp.gov.by/printv/ru/trud-ru/view/perechen-professij-rabochix-dolzhnostej-sluzhaschix-na-kotorye-privlekajutsja-inostrannye-grazhdane-ili-litsa-8957/



Information export support website

Official website about higher education in the Republic of Belarus for foreign citizens

The Centre for International Relations of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus

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Белорусский государственный медицинский университет
Белорусский государственный университет транспорта
Белорусский государственный экономический университет
Брестская областная библиотека имени М. Горького
Витебский государственный ордена Дружбы народов медицинский университет
Витебский государственный технологический университет
Витебский государственный университет имени П. М. Машерова
Гомельский государственный технический университет имени П. О. Сухого
Гродненский государственный университет имени Я.Купалы
Университет гражданской защиты МЧС Беларуси
Могилевский государственный университет имени А. А. Кулешова
Белорусский государственный университет пищевых и химических технологий
Мозырский государственный педагогический университет имени И. П. Шамякина
Академия Министерства внутренних дел Республики Беларусь
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