Please fill in visa invitation form in order to get official invitation for visa application.
A foreign citizen traveling to Russia should have a valid passport (expiry date should be no earlier 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, 2019.
The visa application rules are different depending on the citizenship of the applicant:
For citizens of the following countries:
Abkhazia, Azerbaijan, Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Venezuela, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Colombia, Cuba, Moldova,
Nicaragua, Peru, Serbia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, 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 METANANO 2019 organizers confirming the purpose of your visit to Russia (you might be asked at the Russian customs).
Each participant will receive a visa invitation letter, in printable format, via e-mail if he/she ticks this option in the application form
and fills in the the visa invitation letter application form (will be available after the results of acceptance are announced on March 31, 2019).
EU-citizens (except for citizens of the UK and Ireland) has to submit to a Russian Embassy or Consulate a visa invitation letter issued by ITMO University
that takes about 5-10 working days to process.
NON-EU citizens (and citizens of the UK and Ireland) has to submit to a Russian Embassy or Consulate a visa invitation letter issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs
that takes about 25-30 working days to process.
If you require the original invitation to obtain the visa (e.g. citizens of China and Japan), we will be mailing it via courier post.
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