Please contact the nearest Russian diplomatic mission or us to enquire if you require a visa to enter the Russian Federation for a short term visit. In case you need a visitor visa, you will need an official invitation from our university. For your official invitation you are required to fill in the Application for invitation for a short-term visa and send it back. Invitations are issued by the Russian Federal Migration Service and they reserve one month for the invitation to be issued. Citizens of the European Union (excluding the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) and also citizens of Iceland and Kingdom of Norway, Switzerland, the USA and China require only an official invitation issued by the university. Usually we issue such an invitation on the same business day after we have received the required information.

Please be informed that university invitations and the visa issued may not be used for tourist purposes.

The visitor visa can not be extended. The period mentioned in the visa is the period of stay in the Russian Federation. You may not stay in the Russian Federation beyond the date mentioned in the visa. Russian border police is very strict with travellers who overstay their visas even for one day.

Application for the official invitation for a short-term visa (MS Word (.doc) file)