I would like to renew my Belarusian passport in Canada since it expires in less than two months. There are some problems, though.
- Belarus recently claimed they are no longer renewing passports abroad
- I have Canadian PR, which I believe I will need to disclose if I travel to Belarus, at which point I will be put on some sort of watch list (not ideal).
Alternatives I’ve considered:
- Let the passport expire. Not ideal since I have family there and would like to visit using the passport in the future.
- Travel to Belarus and renew the visa. Not ideal because I’ll be put on a watchlist and it is cumbersome to travel to Belarus given current circumstances.
- If I let my passport expire, then maybe there are some temporary passport alternatives that I can obtain in Canada so I can continue to travel to the US and other countries.
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