Visa Information

Visa for Russia (for students studying in St. Petersburg or Moscow)

Virtually all travellers to Russia need an entry visa, which is a document stuck into the applicants passport. The earliest arrival and the latest departure dates are indicated on the visa and must be observed. Students have to apply for the visa at a dedicated visa center or visa department of a Russian Consulate or Embassy. Liden & Denz will provide participants with a relevant letter of invitation.

Your originup to 30 daysup to 90 days
Schengen areaStudy visa under simplified regime
Japan, UK, USA, Australia, Canada, TurkeyTourist VisaStudy visa via Russian Federal Immigration
Serbia, Montenegro, ThailandVisa-free for up to 30 days but not more than 90 days within half a yearStudy visa via Russian Federal Immigration
Latin America, Israel, Bosnia and HerzegovinaVisa-free for up to 90 days within half a year
South KoreaVisa-free for up to 60 days, but not more than 90 days within half a yearStudy visa via Russian Federal Immigration

 

Students traveling with a visa, not sponsored by Liden & Denz: Extra charges apply if a student obtains a visa through a tour-operator or any other facilitator. The fee (currently EUR 40), will be collected upon arrival and only if the student needs Liden & Denz assistance with visa registration. The fee does not apply if the student registers the visa with the company which sponsored it in the first place.

Visa support from Liden & Denz includes the official letter of invitation enabling the student to apply for the correct visa type and visa registration upon arrival (compulsory for all visas). The registration of a Russian visa normally takes two working days. Liden & Denz requires that all students hand in their passports and immigration cards to our front-desk on their first day.

The immigration card is a document filled in at the passport control zone upon arrival. Keep it with you and hand it over to the official stamping your passport when leaving the country.

Visa for Latvia

Latvia is a Schengen country: most students will travel visa-free. Students requiring a Schengen visa (valid for stays up to 90 days within half a year) or a residence permit (for longer stays), will receive respective support from Liden & Denz. Students are advised to check visa policies and costs in the nearest Latvian consulate.

Your originup to 90 dayslonger than 90 days
Schengen areaVisa-free
UK, USA, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Montenegro, New Zealand, Serbia.Visa-free for up to 90 days within half a yearResidence permit
Other CountriesTourist visaResidence permit

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The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs MID maintains an up-to-date list with addresses and websites of Russian embassies and consulates around the world.

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