USEFUL LINKS

Official State Institutions of the Russian Federation:

  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation https://www.mid.ru/en/main_en
    At the bottom of that page you can find the digital map. Please choose your country for detailed information about Russian Consulates etc.

  • https://en.mvd.ru/The Ministry of Internal Affairs of The Russian federation

All USA participants should contact Russian-American Consulting Corp for visa application and processing. The company also could help with tickets and tours. All USA participants should contact Russian–American Consulting Corp for visa application and processing. The company also could help with tickets and tours. Ludmila Kornienko Vice-President Russian–American Consulting Corp 45 W 34th Street, Suite 903. New York, NY10001  ludmila@russianconsulting.com  ph. 212-268-9336 ext. 309


VISA

Russian Visa Requirements.
Before booking your flight ticket, please ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your intended entry to Russia. Most foreign citizens need a Russian visa for coming to Russia. Please check if you need a Russian visa at the Consulate of the Russian Federation in your country.
 
Steps to obtain a Russian visa:

Step 1.  You should get the LETTER OF INVITATION from the receiving side.

We can send it after course registration by your request. Please contact us via conference@scaf-spb.ru

Choose the type of the Russian visa you would like to get – a tourist visa or a business single entry visa.

Tourist visa
Russian tourist visa permits a single entry to Russia for the period of stay confirmed by the hotel booking. This visa is given for non-business purposes, and it can not be extended. If applying for this type of visa, the purpose of the visit to Russia will be TOURISM (not conference attendance)

 

If you decide to get a Russian tourist visa, you need to do the following:

  1. book a hotel room for the dates of your stay in Russia.

  2. get Russian tourist visa support documents.

  3. Several hotels provide tourist visa support documents and sell tourist vouchers and confirmations needed to apply for a tourist visa. If the hotel where your room is booked doesn’t provide tourist visa support, you can receive such documents on the website https://ivisaonline.com  

  4. prepare required documents and apply for a Russian tourist visa.



Business (humanitarian) single entry visa
Russian business visa permits a single entry to Russia for business purposes.
You need to get a business invitation letter for obtaining a business visa. The estimated time for obtaining a business invitation for getting a Russian visa is up to 2 months after receiving of all required documents by the Secretariat of the conference from the participant. The price of the business visa invitation letter is 60 EUR.
Humanitarian visas are issued to citizens of foreign countries entering the Russian Federation with the purpose of establishing, renewing or strengthening academic, cultural or socio-political ties, taking part in sports, religious activity and charitable work or supplying humanitarian aid. So the purpose of your visit in Russia is scientific relations and conference attendance.

This visa is issued on the basis of an invitation of the Ministry of Interior of the Russian Federation. The estimated time for obtaining a business invitation for getting a Russian visa is from 1 to 2 months after receiving of all required documents by the Secretariat of the Conference from the participant.

The Consulate of Russian Federation reserves the right to refuse you to get a visa without any explanations. The Consulate of Russian Federation reserves the right to request the original of the invitation. The price of the shipment is calculated individually during 2 working days after your request. We can provide you with original of the document, but you have to pay for courier service.

 

If you decide to get a Russian business (humanitarian) visa, you need to do the following:

  1. make sure you have enough time to wait for the invitation letter.

  2. The estimated time for obtaining a business invitation for getting a Russian visa is 1-2 months

  3. send an e-mail with a request for invitation letter to The Technical Committee.

  4. receive a confirmation letter from The Technical Committee.

  5. send a copy of your passport (page with the photo) and a filled application form to The Technical Committee e-mail: conference@scaf-spb.ru.

  6. pay online the business invitation fee of 60 EUR.

  7. receive your invitation letter on your e-mail.

  8. prepare required documents and apply for a Russian business (humanitarian) visa.

  9. Check carefully that you have all required documents from the list published on the web site of the Russian Consulate in your country, check that conference attendance is mentioned as the purpose of your visit in Russia and make an appointment in the Russian Consulate or Russian Visa center in your country.


Step 2. Applying for Russian visa.
You should contact the Russian Consulate in a country, where you’re planning to get the visa.  It is necessary to find out in a Russian Consulate beforehand the required documents for getting a Russian visa, delay times in obtaining a visa, price and way of payment of consular fee.
You should apply for the visa. Make sure to check the provided information in order to avoid errors. If you notice a mistake made by the Consulate, please inform a Visa Inspector immediately . The Consulate is not responsible for mistakes made by the host part or the visa applicant.

Step 3. It is necessary to register your visa on arrival to Russia.
Please don’t forget to get the notice in your passport at the hotel of your accommodation.

Check carefully that you have got all the required documents from the list published on the web site of the Russian Consulate in your country, check that tourism is mentioned as the purpose of your visit in Russia and make an appointment in the Russian Consulate or Russian Visa center in your country.  

Attention! It’s possible to get a Russian tourist visa through a travel agency. In this case you should choose an agency you will be dealing with. There are quite many travel organizations ready to provide you with a Russian visa support. Low price should not be the sole criteria for choosing an agency!
Before placing your order, please make sure that the agency you choose:

  1. Can be easily contacted (provides its address and valid phone number)

  2. Has experience of at least several years of work with Russian visas.

  3. Will be able to provide you with registration in the city where you will be staying.

  4. Will be able to help you in exceptional cases.


In case of any questions, please, don’t hesitate to contact to The Technical Committee by e-mail: conference@scaf-spb.ru