Invitations and Visas
INVITATIONS AND VISAS
The International Office of Mari State University provides assistance in preparing the invitations needed to attain a Russian entry visa to all non-Russian citizens applying for participation.
Citizens of EU-member states can apply for a Russian short-term visa on a simplified basis; they will receive letters of invitation from the Mari State University. Non-EU citizens (e.g. American, Canadian, etc.) will receive official invitation forms. Both kinds of invitations will be sent to applicants far in advance by regular air mail, or, in case of urgency, by courier mail.
Citizens of the CIS countries (e.g. Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, etc.) should send their application form and pay the registration anyway.