Travel information

Russian visa


Many of you will need to apply for a Russian visa in order to attend MEG NORD 2020. We would like to reassure you that applying for a Russian visa is typically very straightforward and does not involve too much paperwork. Please, contact your closest Russian consulate/visa center for the information regarding visa application procedure and processing times.

To apply for a humanitarian (conference) visa to Russia, you will need an invitation letter. In order to request your invitation, please fill in the form below and e-mail it together with a scan of the photo page of your passport to Kristina Rainich (

Note that your humanitarian/conference visa will be issued for the duration of the conference plus one day before and after it. If you're planning to travel in Russia before or after MEG NORD, we advise that you should apply for a tourist visa instead. You do not need invitation for this one. Please refer to your nearest Russian consulate/visa center for more information regarding this visa type. If in doubt, please contact the organizing committee (

If you are a citizen of the UK, the USA or you reside in the territory of the country different from your citizenship, please, note that the invitation letter is to be prepared for 1 month.

The passport has to be valid for at least 6 months more after the date of the conference (December 2020).

Click here to download the invitation application form.

If you have any further questions please contact us at or Victoria Moiseeva ( or