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.
Maximum duration of student visa for language course is 90 days, regardless of nationality. Please see table below for more information on visa options.
|Your origin||up to 30 days||up to 90 days|
|Schengen area||Study visa under simplified regime|
|Japan, UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Turkey and other non-Schengen countries||Tourist Visa||Study visa via Russian Federal Immigration|
|Serbia, Montenegro, Thailand||Visa-free for up to 30 days but not more than 90 days within half a year||Study visa via Russian Federal Immigration|
|Latin America (except for Mexico), Israel, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Visa-free for up to 90 days within half a year|
|South Korea||Visa-free for up to 60 days, but not more than 90 days within half a year||Study visa via Russian Federal Immigration|
Long-term student visa (up to 1 year) is available for those taking Russian Academy module. Please note that this module is only available in St.Petersburg.
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 origin||up to 90 days||longer than 90 days|
|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 year||Residence permit|
|Other Countries||Tourist visa||Residence permit|