How to get visa 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 individual visa invitation from the Organizing Committee. Rules of issuing the invitation for visa: 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 operation on 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 visas according to such regulations: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, 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 F2A. The form should be sent by 01.04.2014 to the E-mail address email@example.com. 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 seen in 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. For getting the invitation according to such regulations you are to fill in the form F2. The application and the clear copy of the passport should be submitted by e-mail by 01.04.2014 to the E-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. * Citizens of Austria, Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Egypt, Finland, Federal Republic of Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Japan, Lithuania, Libya, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Mali, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea, Republic of South Africa, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Switzerland, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom who would like to get visa in the country, which is not country of their citizenship, are required to attach to the application a documented permit for permanent stay of a foreigner in the country for not less than 90 days (work permit, application for temporary residence, permit for stay for more than 90 days, registration certificate, educational or working visa). 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. After the above mentioned deadlines the forms F2 and F2A will not be accepted.