All foreign participants and accompanying persons will require a visa. To issue the official letters of invitation which are necessary to obtain Russian visas the following information is needed:

  • full name as per passport
  • date of birth (day, month, year)
  • place of birth (city, country)
  • citizenship
  • residence place
  • passport number
  • date of issue
  • passport expiry date
  • place of employment (full name, address, tel., fax)
  • position
  • dates of stay in Russia (arrival/departure)
  • place of getting visa (the city where the Russian Consulate is situated)
  • copy of passport (pages containing personal data, passport number, expiry date); canned pages sent by e-mail are preferable; copies sent by fax are accepted if there is no opportunity to scan the needed pages
  • mailing address

On receiving the formal invitation a participant should apply it to the Russian Embassy or Consulate for a visa