Welcome to Russia!
The IAESTE Russia National Committee welcomes you to Russia. This page will help you get accustomed to being in a new country and will give some specific information about living in Russia. This training program will give you an opportunity to gain experience in your field of study, meet new friends, learn the Russian culture and practice the Russian language.
GUIDELINES FOR GETTING A VISA TO RUSSIA
For entrance to Russia you need a visa!
1.1. An Invitation letter is required in order to receive the visa from the nearest Russian Consulate.
1.2. In order to apply for the Invitation letter IAESTE Russia requires (please, send these documents with «Student nominated Form»):
- A scan copy of your passport. The passport should be valid, at least, 1,5 year from the date of your presumable departure from Russia.
- Full name and address of your University.
1.3. You will receive the Invitation letter from your National Committee normally 2 weeks before your arrival to Russia.
2.1. After the Invitation letter is prepared by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, IAESTE Russia will send the following documents to your National Committee by courier-mail:
- Invitation letter;
- A Supporting letter from IAESTE Russia asking for a fast process of obtaining a visa without taking a fee. (The final decision lies at the discretion of the Russian Consulate).
2.2. When you visit the Russian Consulate you are required to have the Invitation letter and the Supporting letter from IAESTE Russia with you (N/5-Forms are not needed).
2.3. Regarding the period of your traineeship we propose, that you apply for a visa which starts two days before and ends two days after your traineeship.
2.4. In case you need to arrive earlier or stay longer you should contact IAESTE Russia and get our permission before visiting the Consulate, because IAESTE Russia is responsible for you during your stay in Russia.
3.1. The Migration Card should be filled upon entering Russia.
3.2. The next working day after your arrival in Russia, the following documents must be given to IAESTE Russia or local committee for the registration in Moscow:
- Your passport with visa;
- Migration Card;
3.3. The procedure of registration in Moscow lasts approximately two weeks. During this time you will receive a document confirming that your passport has been taken for registration.
3.4. You should always carry your passport or the document confirming that your passport is taken for registration with you.
3.5. You should return the registration form to IAESTE Russia or local committee 2 days before your departure.
HAVE A NICE STAY IN RUSSIA!