International passenger transportation

International passenger transportation in Belarus

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 a person. It can also be rented.

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

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

In the future, the person appointed responsible for the organization of road transport should improve their skills in this field 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 contract for the provision of paid services with the relevant organization. An individual entrepreneur can also carry out pre-trip control of the technical condition. These persons put a note on the implementation of control measures in the waybill.

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

  1. Organization of pre-trip inspection of drivers

Pre-trip examination of the driver is carried out by a medical professional who has been trained in pre-trip medical examination. This medical worker can be a full-time employee of an organization or an employee of a healthcare organization engaged on a contractual basis.

In the absence of a full-time physician, it is necessary to conclude a contract for the provision of paid services with the relevant healthcare institution.

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

2a. Additional requirements for irregular international passenger transportation

  1. Order-order, form

The conclusion of a chartering contract for the carriage of passengers by road in an irregular message is confirmed by an order order, which is drawn up before the start of the carriage of passengers in an irregular message.

Order-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 "Belblankavyd Publishing House", which produces these forms.

The form is a form of a document with a certain degree of protection and is made on green paper.

The document storage period is 3 years.

  1. Permits to travel through the territories of foreign states

The permit to travel through the territory of a foreign state specifies the name of the automobile carrier, its legal address and telephone number, the number of the state registration of the bus, the route and the date of issue of this permit. This permit 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.

2b. Additional requirements for regular international passenger transportation

    1. At least one year of experience in international automobile passenger transportation in irregular traffic
    2. financial condition, expressed in the presence of own assets in the amount of 9,000 euros for the first and 5,000 euros for each subsequent bus carrying out international road transport of passengers in regular service.
    3. no arrears on payments to the budget
    4. buses with a service life of no more than 15 years
    5. annual written notification by February 1 of the Ministry of Transport and Communications on the performance of international road transport of passengers in regular traffic for the previous year, indicating the number of flights performed and passengers transported
    6. ticket forms of the established form
    7. permission to perform international automobile transportation of passengers by buses in regular service
    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, transportation conditions, fares and timetable.

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 sole proprietor.

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

Package of documents:

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

2. A copy of the diploma of the relevant higher education or a copy of the certificate of retraining 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: the category, the brand of the car and its registration plate.

4. License application

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

Legal entities and sole proprietors with a location on the territory of medium-sized, small urban settlements, rural areas are exempt from paying this state duty if they have been operating for less than 7 (seven) years.

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

All documents must be placed in a cardboard folder-folder.

The Transport Inspectorate has no right to require additional documents from the applicant.

4. What is necessary to work with clients?

    1. License.
    2. Fulfill general requirements.
    3. A waybill for each flight.
    4. The contract of automobile transportation of passengers (ticket).

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