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Please note that the majority of foreigners require a visa to enter the Russian Federation.

PLEASE NOTE that your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the end of your trip.

Citizens of some countries can enter Russia without a visa. To see the list of countries with visa-free regime, please CLICK HERE

If you do not see your country on the list, you need a visa.

As a rule, 2 types of visas are issued to enter Russia:

  • Tourist visa
  • Business visa

TOURIST VISA

We strongly recommend you to apply for a tourist visa to travel to Russia, because it is much easier to get an invitation and documents for it.

Tourist visa to Russia is issued for up to 30 days. If the applicant requests a visa for a period of more than 2 weeks, the Consulate may request a hotel booking confirmation for the entire period of the planned stay in the Russian Federation and the plan of the tourist travel route.

All delegates are required to request a tourist visa. All accompanying persons should also request a tourist visa.

You can get an invitation from the official hotels of the Congress UFI after room booking.

Contacts of hotels for visa support:

You should send a request for a visa invitation to the hotel’s e-mail address and attach a scan of your passport and a booking confirmation received from the hotel.

Please note that the hotel provides a visa invitation strictly on the dates on which you have booked your accommodation.

You can also request travel support from the Expoforum travel department. To do this, you should send a request to tour@expoforum.ru. After that, you will receive a link to the online form, which must be completed. The system will form an invitation for you.

BUSINESS VISA

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TYPE OF VISA SUPPORT IS PROVIDED TILL SETPEMBER 10TH. AFTER SEPTEMBER 10TH IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED TO APPLY FOR THE TOURIST VISA!

These visas are intended for foreign citizens who travel to Russia to meet with business partners, participate in negotiations, sign contracts, and are representatives of foreign governments, members of official delegations.

To receive an invitation to a business visa, please fill in the form with all the necessary information and return it to us as soon as possible events@ufi.org. Please contact your travel agent or local Consulate of the Russian Federation to find out if you require an original visa invitation. Please note that delivery of the original invitation takes several days.

The process may take several weeks, so we strongly recommend you to start asap. If you plan to stay for a few more days in Russia, do not forget to request a visa for longer dates and make sure that your visa is valid for entry and exit to and from Russia.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT

Evgeniya Dryakhlova

Tel.: + 7 (812) 240 40 40 ext. 2325
E-mail ev.dryakhlova@expoforum.ru