STEP 1. Secure an Invitation

In order to receive an Invitation, you have to submit (e-mail) a copy of your passport (first page with a photo) with notarized translation into Russian language along with a copy of Personal Data Form. The Academy staff will then complete the Invitation formalities at the Migration Control Division of the Interior Ministry of Russia. The formalities can take 14 to 20 days.

STEP 2. Take visa formalities

Submit the Invitation to the Russian embassy or Consulate General in your country of residence, in order to get a single entry visa to the Russian Federation. Remember that you must enter Russia no later than 21 days before the expiry of the visa.

STEP 3. Complete migration formalities and secure a multiple entry permit

Within three days upon your arrival in Russia, report to the Department for International Programs of the Academy and submit your passport, the single entry visa and migration card to the staff, in order to complete the migration control formalities and get a multiple educational visa.

In order to get the multiple educational visa, you also have to submit a payment slip confirming the payment of the state duty amounting to 1,600 (One thousand and six hundred) rubles. Students are responsible for the payment of the state duty, which can be processed at any Sberbank office.

The staff of the Department for International Programs  will then prepare documents to be submitted to the Interior Ministry, in order to get a multiple educational visa.

The multiple educational visa formalities take place at the Khamovniki District Police Department. They can take up to 21 days.