Changes to US legislation emigration have affected Belarusians too. The US Embassy in Minsk has announced changes in its visa policy.
Now the embassy will only consider requests from citizens whose visas expired less than a year ago. All the others, with a few exceptions, depending on the type of visa, must go to US diplomatic offices in neighboring countries.
Visa interviews can be completed in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Warsaw, Vilnius and Riga. Moreover, Russian language people may face a language barrier in a number of embassies.