To travel to Russia, most foreign nationals are required to have an Entry Visa to Russia. Participants are responsible for completing all legal formalities regarding their visa prior to entering the Russian Federation. Each person will have to apply for visa himself/herself in his/her home country.
Official Service Agent “MAKO” will provide all participants with a Visa Voucher. Voucher (in Russian and in English) is a document which allows you to get a Russian “aim tourist” visa. It is at the same time your confirmation of hotel accommodation and your “invitation” for the visa application. This document is required for the formal visa application at a Russian Consulate or Embassy. You don’t need anything else from our side.
Any Consulate has the right to invite you for a personal interview or deny you a visa without explanation (Consular fee is not refundable in this case).
It is the responsibility of the participant to make the visa application early. Please be prepared and find out about processing time. In general, it is recommended to apply for a Russian visa at least 6 weeks in advance.
Please note: the passport should be valid for at least 6 months after the expiry date of the Russian Visa!