Before obtaining the letter of invitation.
The main document, which warrants the obtainment of Russian visa in embassies/consulates of Russian Federation abroad, is the letter of invitation from director of Russian national committee of the World petroleum council Mr. V Kornev. The letter of invitation is available to print-out from personal cabinet for the delegates and guests of the congress only after registering at 21st WPC official website, paying the participation fee in full, and then finishing the registration process by filling in the additional fields in personal cabinet, which appear after the payment is made. There is no need to provide a Russian national committee of the World petroleum council stamp or TIN on the invitation.
For exhibitors the availability of printing out the letter of invitation (there is no need to provide a Russian national committee of the World petroleum council stamp or TIN on the invitation) from personal cabinet appears after the exhibiting company fills the list of exhibitors through the personal cabinet (Form 10).
After obtaining the letter of invitation.
The letter of invitation will be received by embassies/consulates of Russian Federation only by personal visit of the delegate/guest of the congress and with additional processing of necessary documents required for visa obtainment (ref. to Russian embassies/consulates websites in according countries. Documents like visa application, additional photos, etc.)
It is acceptable that the documents are passed to the Russian embassy/consulate by an authorized representative of delegate or guest of the congress.
On the basis of letter of invitation from Russian national committee of the World petroleum council there will be issued single entry business visa.
The obtainment of Russian visa on the basis of letter of invitation through the mediator companies is not allowed because the requirements for documents which are passed by such companies are more strict (the original invitation is needed).