All applications for Russian visas (with the exception of a transit visa) require a specific visa support document – a visa invitation. This is often called ‘visa support’ or ‘invitation letter’, and must be issued by the party inviting you to Russia, whether a tour company, employing company, educational institution, etc.
Information for participants from migratory-dangerous and migration-prone countries
There is a number of countries, which belong to the group of migration risk and for whose citizens visa support from Russian Federation is complicated. According to the statistics, these countries are not so safe and representing some kind of danger for the Russian Federation. While applying for a Russian visa in your local consulate, please ask for more accurate information about special requirements come upon from the Russian side.
Please, check the list of migratory-dangerous countries for whose citizens visa support from Russia is provided on separate conditions. For details, please contact the Technical Secretariat of the Symposium.
Information for participants from other countries
The Technical Secretariat of the Symposium will be glad to assist participants with the tourist visa invitation.
Please, pay attention to the fact that the tourist visa invitation for participants of the Symposium will be prepared and sent only in case of full hotel payment, suggested by the Organizing Committee. You can book and make payment for the hotel accommodation in your Personal Account.
If you booked a hotel room on your own, please, contact the hotel representatives and apply for visa invitation.
How to get a Russian Visa
Step 1 – Obtaining the invitation to Russia;
Step 2 – Getting the visa issued by the Russian Consulate;
Step 3 – Registering your visa in the hotel.
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Sample of Russian Visa Tourist Invitation: sample
Recommendations that can help you to get visa with minimal effort at any Consulate:
Check your Visa
Once you receive your Russian visa, make sure that all the information is correct before leaving the Russian Consulate. Any mistake on the Russian visa should be corrected immediately by the Russian Consulate. A visa mistake could result in delays, fines, or even refusal to enter Russia, forcing you to return at your own expense.
Important: Mistakes in your visa cannot be corrected after your arrival in Russia.
Crossing the border
When entering Russia.
Before ordering your tickets to Russia, please check the start date of your visa. You cannot enter the country before this date.
Once you have exited passport control, check to make sure that the officer stamped your passport and Migration Card.
The stamp must indicate the current date with an arrow directed towards the date DD MM YY D <1, where="" dd="" means="" day="" mm="" month="" yy="" year="" d="" just="" any="" digit="" arrow="" br=""> In case of a mistake immediately contact customs officer to avoid problems with visa registration or the following entry to Russia.
When leaving Russia.
Before ordering your tickets from Russia, please check the expiration date of your visa. You cannot exit the country after this date.
Once you have exited passport control check to make sure that the officer stamped your passport (The Migration Card must be presented to and kept by the officer. On your next visit to Russia, you will be required to fill out a new Migration Card.).
The stamp must indicate the current date with an arrow directed outwards from the date DD MM YY D >1, where DD means day, MM – month, YY – year, D – just any digit, > – arrow.
In case of a mistake immediately contact customs officer to avoid problems with visa registration or the following entry to Russia.
Please follow these rules to avoid visa problems:
If you would like to obtain Business Visa to Russia, please contact the Technical Secretariat of the Symposium:
tel: +7 (499) 390-34-38, +7 (926) 848-23-58