Entry to Russia for foreign participants

Documents required at the border

To avoid encountering any problems when crossing the border, all foreign participants arriving from abroad are required to bring the following documents with them.

If you require a visa to enter Russia

  • invitation for foreign arrivals

    ! Please note that this is not an invitation to the Forum, but a separate document from the Forum organizers.

  • valid foreign passport and visa

  • medical insurance policy that is valid in Russia

If you do not require a visa to enter Russia

  • valid foreign passport

  • medical insurance policy that is valid in Russia

Participants are not required to present a PCR test result for entry to Russia or undergo self-isolation after arrival in St. Petersburg.

Visa validity periods

After submitting all the required documents, Legal Forum participants can obtain a short-term, single-entry Russian visa for the period from 4–20 May at foreign consular offices of the Russian Federation on the day of their application.

Applying for a visa

Visa = invitation for foreign arrivals + list of documents

1 Generate an invitation for foreign arrivals

What is an invitation for foreign arrivals →

2 Submit an application at a consular office

To receive a visa for entry into Russia, individuals in possession of an invitation must apply at the relevant foreign consular office of the Russian Federation. Information about the location of Russian consular offices can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

We recommend that participants apply at their Russian consular office in good time, and at least 2 (two) weeks before their departure.

Participants are advised not to apply for entry visas at intermediary visa centres or travel agencies, which are not authorized to issue official visas.