Visa Information

For official information about visa application, please click here.
Visitors are strongly advised to apply for their visa no later than 3-5 months prior to the conference. Please contact the local Russian Embassy or Consulate for more details or any queries on how to get a Russia VISA.

Visa-free travel

According to the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, citizens of 27 states (name list) that hold all types of passports are eligible for visa-free entrance to Russia for a period of 30 to 90 days.

Visa

Except for citizens of the states concluded an agreement on visa free travel, most foreign nationals are required to have an Entry Visa to Russia.
To apply for and obtain a visa to enter the Russian Federation it is necessary to:

  1. Contact a consular office of the Russian Federation at the location of your habitual residence;
  2. Review the list of the documents necessary to apply for a visa and the amount of the consular fee;
  3. Submit the documents necessary to apply for a visa:
    1. Passport.
    2. A filled-out visa application form.
    3. One 3.5 x 4.5 cm photograph.
    4. Proof of payment of the consular fee.
    5. Documents depending on the purpose of the visit and the visa category:
      1. For business and humanitarian visas (a single or double entry visa for up to 3 months or a multiple entry visa for up to one year):
        • an original invitation letter registered with a branch of the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation or a decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
      2. For tourist visas (a single or double entry visa for up to 30 days)
        • a tourism services agreement
        • a confirmation of reception of the foreign tourist by the tour operator company
        Note: a hotel booking confirmation cannot serve as the ground for issuing a visa
      3. For private visas (a single or double entry visa for up to three months):
        • an original invitation letter registered with a branch of the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation
      4. For a student visa:
        • an original invitation letter registered with a branch of the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation
        • a negative HIV certificate (valid for 3 months)
        Note: when applying for a student visa make sure that your passport is valid for at least one and a half years
      5. For work visas:
        • an original invitation letter registered with a branch of the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation
        • a negative HIV certificate (valid for 3 months)
        Note: when applying for a student visa make sure that your passport is valid for at least one and a half years

Official Letters of Invitation for Visa Purposes

Letter of invitation for visa application is available for registered participants only. Once registered, request your invitation letter to ieee.rcar@gmail.com with your information:

  • First Name
  • Family Name
  • Designation
  • Paper ID, Title
  • Nationality
  • Work Address including Country
  • Email Address
  • Passport Number
  • Date of Issue
  • Place of Issue

In case of further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.