The Global Visa Application Center of the Russian Federation in your Region: www.vfsglobal.com
The Consular service of Russian Federation. Contact list of Consulates and embassies of the Russian Federation you can find here
To obtain a visa, you must have a passport (ID-card is unsuitable), which expires no earlier than 6 months after the end date of your trip to Russia. If you do not have a passport, you need to get it in the appropriate authority of your country.
VISA SUPPORT LETTER
Invitation to Russia (Visa Support Letter) – is the most important document. It should not be confused with the hotel booking confirmation. Will be provide by CTO CONGRESS upon hotel booking.
How to get a Russian Visa by yourself in an effective way. Complete step-by-step instruction.
If you are a foreigner, for example, a citizen of the USA, Germany or Turkey, then for a trip to Russia you must have a visa. Citizens of some countries with which Russia has concluded bilateral agreements are exempt from the need to obtain a visa.
Please, see the list
of countries which citizens need a Visa to enter the Russian Federation.
If you need to obtain a visa to the Russian Federation, you can apply for a visa through next services:
Type of visa
Tourist Visa is the most common type of visa. It is issued to enter the country with tourist purposes for a stay of up to 30 days. Applying for such a visa is the cheapest, easiest and fastest way. Tourist visa can be for a single or double entry.
To obtain a visa, you must provide the following documents to the Consulate service:
Complete set of documents will be indicated in your consulate service. The average of visa processing period is 10-15 days. Please, consider the deadlines preparing your application.
All foreign citizens arriving to Russia have to fill in a migration card while passing through customs. Migration cards will be given to foreigner guests before crossing the border (in airplanes, trains, buses, ships, etc.).
Please be careful while filling in this migration card and keep this card secure until your departure from Russia.
Complete set of documents depends on the country, please note, to facilitate the issuing of visa you need to specify Tourism as a "Purpose of Visit"
ATTENTION! In the Visa Centre of the Russian Federation, visas are issued no earlier than 6 months before the estimated date of the trip.
NOTICE. According to Russian legislation all foreign citizens should be registered within 7 working days of their arrival at a hotel. In general the hotel takes care of this registration and guests should not be worried about this issue.