Foreign participants of the Conference may need an entry visa to Russia. In order to obtain a CONFERENCE visa to Russia, foreign participants should have the official "Invitation to Russia". To complete visa formalities, we kindly ask you to fill in the Visa Form (please use Visa Form at the Conference site) and send it to the Secretariat by e-mail before June 10, 2012. Please also send by e-mail a high quality electronic copy of the 1st and 2nd pages of your passport (with the personal data) as a graphic black and white jpg-file. The passport should be valid for at least half a year after the event (until April 25, 2013 at least). If the period of passport validity is prolonged and this is marked on a separate page, please send this page too.

For your accompanying person, a separate visa application form and a copy of the passport should be sent.

The procedure of preparing and getting the "Invitation to Russia" usually takes 30-40 days. A representative of the St. Petersburg Scientific Center will send you the Invitation by fax or e-mail (and by post, if you need). This Invitation should be submitted to the Russian Federation Consulate as a basis for visa application. If you are requesting a visa in the country other than your home country, make an electronic copy of the valid visa or residence permit and send it to the Organizing Committee too.