Please notify Anna Dyma and Anastasia Kaptsova as soon as possible if you need an official invitation in order to apply for Russian visa.
A foreign citizen traveling to Russia must have a valid passport (expiry date must be no sooner than 6 months after the date of departure from Russia)
and a visa (for almost all foreign visitors, please see the details below).
The deadline for the visa support from the School organizers is April 30, 2020.
The visa application rules are different depending on the citizenship of the applicant:
Starting from October 1, 2019, nationals of 53 foreign states (please see the list of the countries) may be granted an e-visa to enter the Russian Federation through air, naval, automobile, and pedestrian checkpoints located in the territory of Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad region. With the e-visa you will be able to stay only in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region for 8 days (the eVisa will be valid for 30 days to use) if your arrive at Pulkovo airport or other checkpoints in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region (please see the list here).
You can apply for the e-visa via this link.
For citizens of the following countries:
Azerbaijan, Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Venezuela, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Colombia, Cuba, Moldova,
Nicaragua, Peru, Serbia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Montenegro, Chile, South Korea no visa is needed.
Nevertheless, we kindly ask you to contact the Organizing Committee to receive a letter from the organizers confirming the purpose of your visit to Russia (you might be asked at the Russian customs).
Citizens of the countries not eligible for the e-visa has to submit to a Russian Embassy or Consulate a visa invitation letter issued either by ITMO University (takes about 5-10 working days to process) or by the Ministry of Internal Affairs (takes about 25-30 working days to process).
Please, apply for a visa as soon as possible after receiving the invitation letter to ensure that the visa is issued timely and also check that you have a valid medical insurance.
NECESSARY DATA FOR VISA APPLICATION (Required during visa application at the local Russian embassy)
Name of the organization: ITMO University
Address: 49 Kronverksky pr., St.Petersburg, 197101, Russia