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I would like to visit Belarus. To apply for a Belarussian visa, one needs an "invitation", which is usually provided by a hotel or travel agency. However, I would like to travel independently, staying with couchsurfing hosts. Is it possible to do this?

Here's the Belarussian visa application form: http://www.belarussianvisa.com/belarus-visa-forms/english.pdf Boxes 21 and 22 concern the invitation.

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Which citizenship do you apply with? For some countries it's different. –  LexVjatkin Jun 9 '13 at 16:31
    
For which countries is it different? –  nibot Jun 9 '13 at 19:28
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"To get a short-term visa for private purposes (visiting Belarusian relatives, friends, other private matters) with a validity of 30 days, maximum for 1-, 2- or multiple entries for citizens of the EU as well as nationals of several other countries, such as Australia, Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Chili, Island, Israel, Norway, Swiss Confederation, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Uruguay, Republic of South Africa and Japan, no visa support documents shall be required (letter of invitation etc. documents)." wikitravel.org/en/Belarus –  LexVjatkin Jun 9 '13 at 21:44
    
I'm curious what made you pick the destination? –  Karlson Jun 10 '13 at 14:41
    
@LexVjatkin I also read that WikiTravel page, however the correctness of that statement is disputed on the Talk page. I'd like to have a more authoritative source. –  nibot Jun 10 '13 at 18:42
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If you search for "Belarus invitation" you can find a slew of formal letters that you will need to obtain a visa.

If you are going as a tourist then this particular letter is for you. There is also a post from one of the travel agencies in Belarus about who has to send you one of these letters if you need it.

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