Visa Information

To enter Russia, most foreign nationals* are required to obtain a visa in advance.

To enter Russia, most non-Russian citizens* have to possess a valid passport (expiring on or after October 1, 2019) and a valid Russian entry visa issued by a local Russian Embassy or Consulate.

It is not possible to obtain an entry visa upon arrival, so travelers must apply for their visas well in advance. Travelers who arrive in Russia without an entry visa will not be permitted to enter the country and will face immediate return to their country of origin at their own expense.

Steps to Obtain a Visa for Entry into Russia:

1. Obtain an Official Visa Invitation

Before applying, you must get an official "visa invitation" (also known as a "letter of invitation," "visa sponsor," or “visa support letter"). The visa invitation is a document that allows you to obtain a visa to Russia according to the purpose and duration of your visit. Please note that the visa invitation letter cannot be used in place of a visa.

Note: The filing period for the Humanitarian Visa invitation letter as issued by St. Petersburg University is now closed. If you wish to visit Russia as a tourist, please contact your hotel for a Tourist Visa invitation letter.

2. Fill out the Electronic Visa Application Form

Print or write down the application ID number for recovery of incomplete forms.

3. Submit Your Documents

Submit the visa invitation, the application form, your passport, a passport-size photograph, and the processing fee (money order or certified bank check only). Applications are accepted approximately 30 to 60 days before departure, depending on the country from which you are applying. There are three options for filing your application: deliver it to a consulate in-person, mail it to a consulate, or submit your application through a third-party service.

Note: your passport must be valid for a minimum of six months past the date of your departure from Russia and must have at least two adjacent blank pages to accommodate the visa.


*Residents of some countries are not required to obtain a visa—more information here.

Conference Hotel Option 1: Dashkova Residence Hotel

As a courtesy to our delegates, we are pleased to offer a discounted hotel group room rate to assist with travel planning. If you will be taking advantage of this option, please remember to book early as the room rate does expire and will no longer be offered after the block is at capacity.

The International Conference on Design Principles & Practices is pleased to offer a room block at Dashkova Residence Hotel.

Dashkova Residence is located in a mansion with a rich history dating back to the 18th century. Dashkova Residence preserves the historical appearance of the mansion, combining its unique features with stylish and modern interiors.

From the very beginning, St. Petersburg has been inextricably linked with Holland and its culture, and the hotel's stylistics emphasizes this connection so that guests can fully enjoy the unique atmosphere of that time. The bright modern interior of the Dashkova Residence, made in Dutch style, underscores the uniqueness and historical appearance of the old St. Petersburg building.

Hotel Rates

As a courtesy to delegates of International Conference on Design Principles & Practices, we have arranged for a special conference rate. Room rates are subject to availability.

Room Type Room Rate in Russian Rubles - Single / Double
Standard ₽ 2500 / 2800
(rates include breakfast buffet and WiFi internet; VAT not applicable)
Comfort ₽ 2500 / 2800
(rates include breakfast buffet and WiFi internet; VAT not applicable)
Amenities & Hotel Services
  • free WiFi internet
  • flat-screen TV
  • hair dryer
  • breakfast buffet
  • refrigerator
  • slippers
  • wake-up service
  • ironing facilities

Transport will be provided to/from Dashkova Residence Hotel and the conference venue once per day (morning and evening).

Booking

Book before 25 December 2018 to receive the conference discount rate. If you will be taking advantage of this option, please remember to book before this deadline, as the room rate will no longer be offered after the block reaches its capacity. After this deadline, you are certainly welcome to book at the hotel, but rooms will be subject to availability.

Please note that payment is due by February 1, 2019.

Click the blue button below to download the booking form. Send the filled-out form to the hotel directly by email: reservations@dashkovaresidence.ru.

Conference Hotel Option 2: Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky

As a courtesy to our delegates, we are pleased to offer a discounted hotel group room rate to assist with travel planning. If you will be taking advantage of this option, please remember to book early as the room rate does expire and will no longer be offered after the block is at capacity.

The International Conference on Design Principles & Practices is pleased to offer a room block at Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky.

Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky is the first gallery hotel in St. Petersburg. Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky is not just about high designed rooms, soft beds, and a convenient location, but permanently up-to-date exhibitions in the hotel interiors as well.

Mikhailovsky Theatre and Eratra, the biggest contemporary art museum in Russia and the best art representatives in St. Petersburg, are the hotel partners. The key concept of Solo Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky is "The House of Arts & Culture."

Check-in time: 14:00 (2:00 PM)
Check-out time: 12:00 (noon)

Hotel Rates

As a courtesy to delegates of International Conference on Design Principles & Practices, we have arranged for a special conference rate. Room rates are subject to availability.

Room Type Room Rate in Russian Rubles - Single / Double
Standard ₽ 3500 / 4200
(rates include breakfast buffet, WiFi internet, and VAT)
Superior ₽ 4500 / 5200
(rates include breakfast buffet, WiFi internet, and VAT)
Amenities & Hotel Services
  • free WiFi internet
  • flat-screen TV
  • breakfast buffet
  • sauna
  • bathrobe & slippers
  • in-room coffee/tea making facilities
  • personal safe
  • fitness center
  • on-site parking
  • accessible rooms (upon request)
  • concierge service
  • two on-site restaurants

Transport will be provided to/from Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky and the conference venue once per day (morning and evening).

Booking

Book before 14 December 2018 to receive the conference discount rate. If you will be taking advantage of this option, please remember to book before this deadline, as the room rate will no longer be offered after the block reaches its capacity. After this deadline, you are certainly welcome to book at the hotel, but rooms will be subject to availability.

Please note that payment is due by February 1, 2019.

Click the blue button below to download the booking form. Send the filled-out form to the hotel directly by email: reservations@shotels.ru.

Air Travel

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