International passenger transportation in Belarus

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  1. General requirements for activities
  2. a) Additional requirements for non-scheduled traffic
    b) additional requirements for regular transport
  1. License requirements
  2. What you need to work with clients

Here is an instruction on how to properly organize the activities of international passenger transportation. 

1. General requirements for the implementation of activities

  1. Vehicle of the corresponding category

The vehicle does not have to be the property of the person. It can also be rented.

  1. An employee appointed by order to be responsible for organizing and performing road transport with an appropriate qualification level. In the event that an individual entrepreneur will be engaged in urban or suburban transportation, he can also hire a person in the state, who will subsequently be appointed responsible for organizing and performing road transportation with an appropriate level of qualifications, or he himself will meet these requirements and undergo the necessary training (if necessary).

An employee responsible for organizing and performing road transport must have a higher or secondary specialized education, which includes the study of disciplines in transport activities in the field of road transport or undergo advanced training in an appropriate educational institution.

In the future, the person appointed in charge of the organization of road transport must improve his qualifications in this area at least once every five years.

  1. Drivers with appropriate qualifications
  1. Pre-trip control of the technical condition of vehicles

It can be carried out by a full-time employee (mechanic) or on the basis of a paid services agreement with the relevant organization. An individual entrepreneur can also carry out pre-trip control of the technical condition. These persons put a mark on the control measures in the waybill.

Only the driver of the direct vehicle cannot exercise such control.

  1. Organization of pre-trip inspection of drivers

The pre-trip examination of the driver is carried out by a medical worker who has been trained in pre-trip medical examination. This healthcare professional can be a staff member of the organization or a contractual employee of a healthcare organization.

In the absence of a full-time physician, it is necessary to conclude an agreement for the provision of paid services with the relevant health care institution.

* From February 23, in connection with the entry of Decree No. 7 of November 23, 2017, pre-trip examination can be carried out without the involvement of doctors

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2a. Additional requirements for non-scheduled international carriage of passengers

  1. Work order, form

The conclusion of a charter agreement for the carriage of passengers by road in irregular traffic is confirmed by a work order, which is drawn up prior to the commencement of transportation of passengers in irregular traffic.

Work order forms are forms of documents with a certain degree of protection and must have an accounting series and number, which are assigned by the Republican Unitary Enterprise "Publishing House" Belblankavid ", which produces these forms.

A form is a blank document with a certain degree of security and is produced on green paper.

Document storage period is 3 years.

  1. Permits for travel through the territories of foreign states

A permit to travel through the territory of a foreign state shall indicate the name of the road carrier, its legal address and telephone number, the state registration number of the bus, the route and the date of issue of this permit. This permission is certified by the signature and seal of the authority that issued it. Such permits used by Belarusian road carriers must be returned to the authority that issued them.

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2b. Additional Requirements for Regular International Carriage of Passengers

  1. Experience in international road transport of passengers in irregular traffic for at least one year
  2. financial condition, expressed in the presence of own assets in the amount of 9000 euros for the first and 5000 euros for each subsequent buses that carry out international road transport of passengers in regular traffic.
  3. no arrears in payments to the budget
  4. buses with a service life of no more than 15 years
  5. annually before February 1, written notification of the Ministry of Transport and Communications about the performance of international road transport of passengers in regular traffic for the previous year, indicating the number of flights performed and passengers carried
  6. ticket forms of the established form
  7. permission to carry out international road transport of passengers by buses in regular traffic
  8. no later than 15 days before the start of work on the route, publication in the mass media of the Republic of Belarus of information about the route, conditions of transportation, tariffs and timetables.

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3. Requirements for obtaining a license

In order to obtain a license, it is necessary to prepare and submit a package of documents to the Transport Inspectorate of the Ministry of Transport and Communications at the place of registration of a legal entity or individual entrepreneur. 

15 days from the date of submission of documents to the Transport Inspectorate of the entire package of documents. If it is necessary to conduct an examination of compliance with the possibility of carrying out a licensed type of activity, the period is extended no more than 10 working days. The license is valid for an unlimited period.

Package of documents:

1. Order on the appointment of a person responsible for the implementation of road transport

2. A copy of the diploma of the relevant higher education or a copy of the retraining certificate of the person appointed responsible for the implementation of road transport

3. List of vehicles on which this type of activity will be carried out

The list should reflect: category, car brand and its registration plate.

4. Application for a license

5. Payment order for payment of state duty with a blue seal of the bank (state duty is 10 basic units)

Legal entities and individual entrepreneurs located in the territory of medium, small urban settlements, rural areas are exempt from paying this state duty if they have been operating for less than 7 (seven) years.

6. Power of attorney, if the documents for obtaining a license will be submitted not by the head of the organization or an individual entrepreneur, but by another authorized person

All documents should be placed in a cardboard binder.

The transport inspectorate is not entitled to require additional documents from the applicant.

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4. What is needed to work with clients?

  1. License.
  2. Comply with general requirements.
  3. A waybill for each flight.
  4. Agreement for the carriage of passengers by road (ticket).

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