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Invitation & Visa

Any applicant has the right to study full-time only if he/she has a student visa issued on behalf of  Lobachevsky University. To receive such a visa, you have to choose one of the following options:

Option1. I want to prolong my current visa without leaving Russia.

Option 2. I’m in Russia, but I’m going home and coming back with a new visa.

Option 3. I’m in my home country and I want an invitation to get a Russian study visa.

Please read carefully the conditions of every option, choose one of the options according your personal situation and inform us.

Option 1: Prolongation of your current visa without leaving Russia is possible if all the conditions are applicable to your case:

1. You are already in Russia

2. You already have a valid STUDY visa (УЧЕБА!)

3. You have not been dismissed from the University and you are successfully finishing / have finished the preparatory course or your bachelor degree course in the current academic year.

4. You can present a set of documents no later than 40 days before the date of expiration of your current visа

5. You are ready to stay in Nizhny Novgorod for 30 days while the visa is being prolonged.

A set of the following documents should be presented to Visa and Immigration Support Office of Lobachevsky University (office 305, building 2, 23 Gagarin ave, Nizhny Novgorod):

- passport (which contains at least two blank pages, and is valid for at least 18 months from the date of issue of a new visa);

- registration in Nizhny Novgorod for at least 30 days since the day of application for visa extension;

- migration card;

- certificate of completion of the preparatory course or a Degree Diploma of the current academic year.

- one photo (size 3x4);

- receipt for payment of the state duty (1600 rub);

- receipt for tuition fee payment for at least one semester.

Option 2: I’m in Russia, but I’m going home and coming back with a new visa.

If you choose this option, please make sure that you have submitted a scan copy of your passport (pages with your photo and dates of validity of your passport) and your passport is valid at least for 18 months from the estimated date of arrival in Russia.

The University will start an invitation procedure (it takes 5-6 weeks) as soon as we get the tuition fee payment. NOTE: The University stops receiving tuition fee payment and issuing invitations as soon as the groups are full.

After receiving your Student Invitation, you may apply to the Russian Consulate for obtaining a single entry Study Visa. When you come to Russia, you have to apply for visa extension for the academic year.

Option 3. I’m in my home country and I want an invitation to get a Russian study visa.

If you choose this option, please make sure that you have submitted a scan copy of your passport (pages with your photo and dates of validity of your passport) and your passport is valid at least for 18 months from the estimated date of arrival in Russia.

The University will start an invitation procedure (it takes 5-6 weeks) as soon as we get the tuition fee payment.

NOTE: The University stops receiving tuition fee payment and issuing invitations as soon as the groups are full.

After receiving your Student Invitation, you may apply to the Russian Consulate for obtaining a single entry Study Visa. When you come to Russia, you have to apply for visa extension for the academic year.

On December 29, 2021, Federal Law No. 274-FZ, dated July 1, 2021, came into effect, introducing amendments to the Federal Law  “On the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation” and the Federal Law  “On State Fingerprinting Registration in the Russian Federation”.

Under this Law, foreign nationals entering the Russian Federation after 29 December 2021 MUST undergo state fingerprint registration and photography, as well as a medical examination. For further information click here.

 


Contacts of Visa and Immigration Support Office

Phone number +7831 462 35 64

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Location: Gagarin Avenue, 23, building 2, office 30