LPHYS'17.    Visa Support:

All foreign citizens must obtain an entry visa to the Russian Federation before your trip, except from the visa-free countries listed below. Please note that we made all efforts to present available up-to-date information on entry visas. However, some countries not listed below might have some additional entry requirements. Please consult the Russian Consulate in your country or an authorized travel agency for additional information.

Visa-Free Countries

  • Azerbaijan
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Belarus
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Columbia
  • Croatia
  • Israel
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kirgizia
  • Republic of South Korea
  • Moldova
  • Serbia
  • Tadzhikistan
  • Turkey
  • Uzbekistan
  • Ukraine
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

Visa-Free Countries, original invitation required

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Cuba
  • Macedonia
  • Montenegro
  • Nicaragua
  • Peru
  • Thailand

To enter the Russian Federation a foreign citizen from a country not listed above must provide a valid identity document (such as passport) and a visa. It is not possible to obtain a visa at the airport, when entering Russia.

Please note. A border patrol officer at the port of entry might ask a visa holder to present a copy of an invitation letter along with your passport and visa. Please bring that copy with you.

Russian Embassies and Consulates issue entry visas to the foreign citizens abroad. Many authorized local travel agencies in your country can assist with visa application and deliver the issued visa to your address. You can find the detailed information on where and how to apply for an entry visa to Russia on the website Russian Consulates Around the World.

In order to be able to come to Russia for LPHYS'17 you should obtain a business visa. To apply for a business visa you should first receive an invitation letter from our host organization the Kazan E K Zavoisky Physical-Technical Institute (KPhTI).

Below outlined the necessary steps in obtaining your invitation letter:

  1. Register for the Workshop by filling out and submitting a Registration Form online.
  2. Log in to LPHYS' Workshop Participant Personal Page and select Edit Personal Information page on the left. On this page you need to enter the following information (if not done earlier):
    • your place of work or study (organization name, address, phone, email);
    • your job title;
    • your personal information:
      • last name (as in passport),
      • first and middle names (as in passport),
      • gender,
      • legal nationality,
      • date of birth,
      • place of birth;
    • your passport information:
      • number,
      • date of issue,
      • date of expiry,
      • issued by (authority).
    After saving this information please select Request for Invitation Letter page on the left. On this page please enter the following information:
    • city and country where you will be applying for your visa (location of the Russian Consulate or authorized visa office);
    • dates of planned entry and departure (add a few days before and after your planned visit);
    • cities in Russia you plan to visit (Kazan, Moscow, etc.);
    • purpose of your visit (to attend LPHYS'17);
    • postal address to which you prefer the official invitation letter to be mailed.
    Then please add scanned copies of your passport pages with your photo, passport details and a passport extension page, if any, using the corresponding fields of the form. If you visited Russia in the last three years please also add scanned pages with previous Russian entry visas.
  3. Please provide similar personal data and passport copies for all persons accompanying you on this trip.
  4. Invitation letter(s), when ready, will be scanned and sent to your email address.
    • For citizens of the EU countries the original document(s) will be mailed out to the postal address you've entered in the form. They should submit this original document at the time of application for visa. Please note than it might take two weeks for the delivery by certified mail.
    • Citizens of all other countries can print out and submit PDF copies of their invitations at the time of application for visa. Please note that the process of getting your PDF invitation may take up to 4 weeks. .

After receiving your invitation letter(s) you can apply for your visa at the Russian Embassy/Consulate or through an Authorized Agent in your country or in the country where you reside. Please be aware that the application requirements might vary from country to country and might add two extra weeks to the process of getting your visa. You may find the consulate where you plan to apply on the website Russian Consulates Around the World.

From all of the above, when planning your trip please allow ample time for obtaining your entry visa.

Should you have any questions or inquiries with regard to receiving your Invitation Letter

please contact Ms. Laila Mosina by email