Getting Russian visaIn order to enter Russia most CPM 2014 participants will need a Russian visa. Conference participants are advised to check if they require a visa with the Russian embassy or consulate in the region in which they live.
If necessary, the organizers are able to provide official invitation letters for already registered conference participants. The time needed for issuing such letters and their type varies for two categories of participants:
- For EU citizens (except for the UK and Ireland) issuing such letters depends on the organizers only and may take up to 1-2 weeks from the time of request (not counting the time of sending it by post, if necessary). In this case, paricipants need to apply for "Humanitarian Visa with scientific-technical purpose" at the Russian Consulate in the country of their residence.
- For non-EU citizens and citizens of the UK and Ireland the issued invitation letters need to be registered with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and that may take from 3 to 5 weeks from the time of request (not counting the time of sending it by post, if necessary). In this case, paricipants need to apply for "Humanitarian Visa with scientific-technical purpose" at the Russian Consulate in the country of their residence.
In order to request an official invitation letter, please fill the Application form and send it together with the scan of your passport (the page with your photo) and your post address to firstname.lastname@example.org. We advise to request invitation letters as early as possible, preferably, by the middle of April.
Please, note that organizers in general recommend to apply for Tourist visas, especially for non-EU citizens, which do not require our official invitation letters, what simplifies the application in many cases. In order to apply for Tourist visa, each participant just needs to ask the hotel, where his/her accommodation is booked, to issue him/her a special touristic voucher (also sometimes called "Visa Support"), which is not the usual booking confirmation. Please, note that you must explicitly request such a voucher from the hotel and it will not be given to you by default.
To avoid uncertainty, participants are advised to apply for a visa as early as possible. In general, it is recommended that they apply for a Russian visa at least 6 weeks in advance.
Australia - http://www.australia.mid.ru/
Embassies of the Russian Federation (selected):
Austria - http://www.rusemb.at/
Belgium - http://www.belgium.mid.ru/
Bulgaria - http://www.russia.bg/
Canada - http://www.rusembassy.ca/
China - http://www.russia.org.cn
Czech Republic -http://www.czech.mid.ru
Estonia - http://www.rusemb.ee/
Finland - http://www.rusembassy.fi
France - http://www.france.mid.ru/
Germany - http://www.russische-botschaft.de/
Great Britain - http://www.great-britain.mid.ru/
Great Britain (Consular Department) - http://www.rusemblon.org
Hungary - http://www.hungary.mid.ru/
India - http://rusembassy.in/
Israel - http://www.russianembassy.org.il
Italy - http://www.ambrussia.com
Latvia - http://www.latvia.mid.ru/
Netherlands - http://www.netherlands.mid.ru/
Norway - http://www.norway.mid.ru/
Poland - http://www.rusemb.pl/
Turkey - http://www.rfembtur.mid.ru/
USA - http://www.russianembassy.org/