Information about visas for entry into the Russian Federation
Participants coming from visa countries are obliged to get visas for entry into the Russian Federation. Visas are issued by Russian Consular Institutions. For getting visa it is necessary to have individualvisa invitation from the Organizing Committee.
I. For countries from European Union
Agreement between the Russian Federation and European Community about Simplification of Visa Issuing for Citizens of the EU came into operationon the 1st of June 2007. In the Agreement it is stipulated that visas for people who enter the country by sport exchange are executed according to the letter of the receiving organization (Invitation from OC). Written appeal (Invitation from OC), on the basis of which visas will be issued should contain detailed information on the invited person (first and last name, date of birth, sex, citizenship, № of passport, terms and aim of the trip, number of entries). Above mentioned written appeals (Invitations from OC) should be submitted to Consular Institutions.
Participants from the following countries receive visasaccording to such regulations: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Sweden, Switzerland.
For getting invitation according to such rules, please, fill in the form F1A. The form should be sent by e-mail by 12.08.2011.It is necessary to write the postal address, where the original of the invitation should be sentto.
II. For countries not from European Union
Invitations for participants from non EU countries are executed through the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. For every foreign citizen OC should enter an application of a standard pattern to the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Besides passport data this application contains position, full address of the place of work, terms of stay in Russia, place of getting visa abroad (that means one exact city, in which there is Russian Consular Institution). Clear copy of the first page of the foreign passport is enclosed to such application (spelling of the first and last name, № of passport, place and date of birth, expiry date, sex should be clearly seenin the copy). After issue of invitation OC will inform the participant about the number of the invitation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, with which you may get visa in mentioned Consular Institution of the Russian Federation. Such visa invitations are issued 30 days before the arrival into the Russian Federation (the Organizing Committee will issue such visa invitations during the period from 26.07.2011 till 12.08.2011).
For getting the invitation according to such regulations you are to fill in the form F1. The application and the clear copy of the passport should be submitted by e-mail by12.08.2011.
* In case the invitation has to be made earlier than 30 days before the entry into the Russian Federation.
In such a case the Organizing Committee can make visa invitation through the Federal Migration Service.
For every foreign citizen OC should enter an application of a standard pattern to the Migration Service, besides passport data this application contains position, full address of the place of work, terms of staying in Russia, place of getting visa abroad (that means one exact city where there is Russian Consular Institution). Clear copy of the first page of the foreign passport is enclosed to such application.
The standard period of time of issuing such invitations is 30 working days. Then the original invitation is sent by post.
For getting invitation according to these rules you should fill in form F1. The application form and passport copy should be sent by e-mail by 26.06.2011. Please, indicate the postal address for sending the original invitation.
We kindly ask you to provide the Organizing Committee with all the necessary documents for getting visa invitations and obtaining visas for entry into the Russian Federation in time.