If you need a simple invitation letter from Ural Federal University to organize your business trip to Russia inside your organization (Institute, University, etc.), please email to the Organizers all the information listed in the OPTION #1 section, and we will prepare and email you a scan of your invitation letter in English. Please be aware that such invitation letter cannot serve you as a visa support. Please choose one of the following options listed below for a visa support.
The first step for conference attendees is to obtain a visa to visit Russia. There are two different options to get a Russian visa (see below). Each attendee should ask the Russian Consulate in the attendee’s country to learn their visa requirements and fill out the electronic visa application form on the visa.kdmid.ru.
The IFS2018 Local Organizing Committee recommends you to apply for the Russian visa no later than 2–3 months before the event. The most simple and quick way is to apply for a tourist visa (see Travel Arrangements). From the personal experience of participants of the previous Feofilov Symposia, either your tourist visa can be ready in less than a week after your visa application submission or you might need to wait up to one month before receiving your tourist visa to Russia.
Free humanitarian visa for EU participants (not available in the United Kingdom)
All the Symposium participants from the European Union (EU) countries have a possibility to apply for a free humanitarian single entry visa based on a special visa support letter from Ural Federal University. In accordance with the Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Union, "persons participating in scientific, cultural and creative activities, including university and other exchange programs, are exempted from paying visa fees". If you are interested in applying for this type of visa, please send your request of a visa support letter to the Organizers along with your passport information (first and family name, date and place of birth, male/female, citizenship, passport number), a scanned copy of your passport (first page), the dates of your stay in Russia and the city and country of the Russian Consulate, where you are planning to apply for visa. After this a special document will be prepared in Russian for the Russian Consulate and a scanned copy of it will be emailed to the participant (original hard copy is not required for this type of visa). The Symposium participant will then be able to apply for visa online or in person at the Russian Consulate using this visa support letter together with other required documents, i.e., hotel reservation confirmation, to receive the free visa. Information about Ural Federal University (name, address, Individual Tax Number (TIN) is in the footer of the website. If you are traveling with family it is better to apply for a tourist visa.
Your requests related to this type of visa should be addressed to the Organizers via firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow 2–3 business days to process your request.
Visa based on the invitation from Federal Migration Service (all countries)
Conference participants can also obtain a visa to Russia based on the official invitation to the Symposium which will serve as a visa support letter emitted by the Federal Migration Service following the request from Ural Federal University. Preparation of such invitation will take at least one full month (time of consideration at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia) and Ural Federal University can apply for it no earlier than 3 months before the event. Attendees will need to fill out a special form that is requested from the Organizers and to provide a scanned first page of the passport to submit for this type of visa.
Your requests related to this type of visa should be addressed to the Organizers via email@example.com. Please allow at least 4 weeks to process your request. Please be aware that the process can be started no earlier than 3 months before the event.
Thank you for your kind cooperation on this matter.
Created / Updated: 26 January 2018 / 7 May 2018
IFS2018 Local Organizing Committee
Ural Federal University
19 Mira Ul., 620002, Ekaterinburg Russia