Dear Participants,

All foreign nationals planning a trip to Russia are required to provide a negative PCR test for COVID-19 to the Russian Immigration Service at the passport control. The test must be taken no earlier than 48 hours prior to the departure.

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, please clarify the possibility of entering Russia with the Russian Consulate in your country. Please note that currently it is possible to cross the border only at the airports. Apart from that, citizen of some countries can enter Russia only by direct flight.

You can check information about the visa at the website of the Russian visa center: https://russia-visacentre.com/en.

Сonference visa support will be processed on a case-by-case basis. Please direct your visa-related questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Russian Visa Support Information

 

Foreign visitors entering the Russian Federation must be in possession of a valid foreign passport. The current passport should be valid for a minimum of 6 (six) months after the visa’s expiration date and have at least 2 (two) blank pages (which do not need to be consecutive).

Since the Conference takes place during the tourist high season, we urge the participants to start the visa acquisition process as early as possible.

Foreign visitors must satisfy the visa requirements of their local Russian Embassy/Consulate, including an appropriate Visa Invitation Letter.

Therefore, all intended conference participants should first register to the ICLO 2022 web site and direct visa-related questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for issuing the Visa Invitation Letter.

 

I. Non-EU citizens (and citizens of the UK and Ireland)

- the Visa Invitation Letter should be issued by the Russian Federal Migration Service (FMS).

- the processing time for the Visa Invitation Letter varies from 4 to 5 weeks, and can be considerably longer if any documents are missing or if further information is required.

- the deadline for the Humanitarian Visa (purposes of journey: scientific and technological ties) support from the conference organizers is April 18, 2022.

 If additional Visa Invitation Letter is required for an accompanying person* it will cost 40 Euro (Visa Invitation Letter processing fee).

 

II. Citizens of the EU (except citizens of the UK and Ireland), China, India, Japan, Norway, Switzerland

 - due to agreements between the Russian Federation and the EU (except citizens of the UK and Ireland), China, India, Japan, Norway, Switzerland about simplification of visas issuing the Visa Invitation Letter for citizens of mentioned countries can be issued by the Conference organizing services in 5 working days.

 - the deadline for the Humanitarian Visa (purposes of journey: scientific and technological ties) support from the conference organizers is May 16, 2022.

 

Important notices:

- the Visa Invitation Letter will only be sent to participants who have registered to the International Conference Laser Optics ICLO 2022 at laseroptics.ru and completed the visa information by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

- in order to apply for the Visa participants must take the Visa Invitation Letter, along with all travel documents, to their local Russian Embassy/Consulate.

 

If you have any questions regarding the visa support, feel free to contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

* an accompanying person is not a conference participant (such as a spouse, child, relative, friend, etc.)

 

 

 

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