EIMI
The Euler International
Mathematical Institute

2. Step-by-step instruction to obtain Russian visa

Step 1 - Check the validity of your passport

Step 2 - Register for a conference on the Conference website

Step 3 - Obtain the letter of invitation (visa support letter) from the PDMI or issued by the Russian Federal Migration Service

a) For nationals of the countries listed here , the letter of invitation is issued by the PDMI/EIMI staff on the base of your registration form as a participant of a conference/scientific program. It takes up to 6 days to issue an invitation plus about 10 days to deliver the original to your address by post. The original invitation is written in Russian as it is addressed to the Russian Consulate, see also the English language version

b) For nationals of the countries listed here, the letter of invitation is issued by the Russian Federal Migration Service at the request of the PDMI, which is made by the PDMI or EIMI staff on the base of your registration form and a scan copy of your passport.

Usually it takes up to 6 weeks to obtain the LOI from the Migration Service plus up to 10 days to deliver the original of the document to your address by post. The original invitation is written in Russian, see also the English language version .

Step 4 - Apply for a visa at the Russian Consulate in the country of residence
When applying for a visa please follow the instructions and recommendations on the website of the Russian Consulate in your country of residence. You will find there an electronic online application form for a visa, the time and cost of obtaining a visa, the visa department schedules.

Normal visa processing time at the Consulates is 10 working days. Urgent visa processing time may be 5 or 3 working days. Specify it at the Consulate in the country of residence.