||Apply for an invitation letter (send FORM
and photo to Ekaterina
Processing takes 2-3 weeks
||Apply for Visa
Processing time varies
All foreign participants must have visas to travel to Russia.
Start your visa application process at your earliest convenience
- get visa before making travel arrangements, unless you are
going through a travel agency.
Get an invitation letter before you start your visa application
1. APPLY FOR AN INVITATION LETTER
Fill out the REQUEST
FORM FOR AN INVITATION LETTER
and email it allong with the PASSPORT
copy (only the page containing your PHOTO) in
jpeg / gif format and all questions/concerns
regarding your visa application process to Ekaterina
Duration of an Invitation Letter process - 2-3 weeks.
Invitation for a BUSINESS
VISA (request through Ekaterina
Kurilova) can include only Khabarovsk, Vladivostok,
nearby suburbs and settlements, and a transit city.
2. APPLY FOR VISA
When you receive an invitation letter, submit your VISA application
at the Russian Embassy or any Russian Consulate in your country.
Duration of the VISA application process depends on the regulations
and requirements of the Consulate where the application is
submitted. Information on the location of Diplomatic and Consular
Missions of Russia can be found at http://www.mid.ru/zu_r.nsf/strawebeng?OpenView&Start=1&Count=300&Expand=79#79.
3. TRAVEL AGENCY
If you are planning to visit other Russian cities, please
request an INVITATION LETTER through a travel agency.
We recommend the following travel agencies:
the letter can be prepared in 1-2 days and costs $50; however,
the visa support is provided only along with the hotel reservation
(Intourist Hotel). The agency has special discount rates with
Intourist Hotel; there is no need to pay for the invitation
letter beforehand - a guest can pay at the hotel, during the
check-in. Contact person - Oksana Konovalova (firstname.lastname@example.org);
DALGEO Tours (http://www.dalgeo.com):
The letter can be prepared in 1-2 days and costs $170; Contact
person - Olga Moiseeva (email@example.com).