Please contact the nearest Russian consulate to check whether you will need a visa to enter Russia. It is also advisable to familiarise yourself with the application process at your local consulate or visa service because these may vary from country to country.

Please note that there are many Russian visa service offices outside of the consulates, which require a fee for their assistance, but often make the process much simpler and quicker.

We recommend that all participants apply for tourist visas, for which the process is the simplest and the quickest (even for conference participants).

The easiest way to start your visa process is to book your room in one of the CEMS conference hotels through the following link: Once you register for your hotel stay, you will automatically, within a few days, receive the tourist voucher and the confirmation of hotel reservation, which you must present along with your application for a tourist visa to Russia.

** If you prefer to make your own hotel reservation, please remember to ask the hotel for a tourist voucher and confirmation of hotel reservation (paid in full) in order to submit these with your visa application.