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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 or

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 May-July 2021
  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 (valid till at least 15/04/2023)
  • 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 in 2021 (pay attention it should be according to the sample) or a Degree Diploma
  • one photo (size 3x4)
  • receipt for payment of the state duty (1600 rub)
  • receipt for tuition fee payment for at least one semester
  • medical insurance

 

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 until at least 15/04/2023.

Check if your country is in the list of the countries, from which it is allowed to come to 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 or on August 1.

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 until at least 15/04/2023.

In case your country is in the list, 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 or on August, 1.

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.