Invitation and Applying for a Visa

Submitting application and necessary documents for issuing invitation for entry into the Russian Federation


To receive an invitation from Penza State University you need to present the filled Application Form and scanned copies of the required documents (see below):
•    passport or ID;
•    transcript of records (academic history);
•    motivation letter.

In order to apply for studies the participants should be nominated by their home university.


Receiving invitation and applying for a Russian visa


Average processing time for invitations is 25-30 days. More detailed information on the invitation can be found here. When the invitation is ready we will send it to you by email.

On receiving the invitation, you have to contact the nearest Russian Federation Consulate (Consular departments of the Embassy) in your country to apply and receive a Russian visa. The description of a Russian visa application and a list of the Russian Consulates Worldwide can be found here.

Note that the passport that you will indicate in your visa application as your travel document has to be valid at least 18 months after the expected date of entry into the Russian Federation.


Preparing migration documents


The following documents are necessary when crossing the border of the Russian Federation:

1) original of a passport or ID;
2) permit for entry and stay on the territory of the Russian Federation (visa);
3) migration card (filled on arrival in airports before passport control).


Arriving in Russia


On receiving your visa, you have to buy air tickets to Moscow and travel tickets to Penza and inform the International Projects Department ( on the date of your arrival in Penza. You can travel from Moscow to Penza by air − from Domodedovo International Airport, by train − from Kazansky raiway station (Russian Railways) or by bus – from Shchelkovsky and Juzhnye Vorota bus terminals.

More detailed information on your arrival can be found here.

If you want a university staff member to meet you at the airport, railway station or bus station in Penza, please inform the university ( on the date and time of your arrival, flight or train car number (the latter if possible). On receiving this information, you will get confirmation from the International Projects Department with the details of meeting.

If you choose to travel to the university on your own, you need to get to hall of residence 6-1, which is located at 14, Lermontova Street and apply to the Accommodation Department for International Students.


Applying for migration registration and checking-in


On arrival in Penza, you have to obtain migration registration. To do so you need to submit the following documents to the Department of Migration Control and Visa Support of the university (37 Lermontova Street, building 11, office 356):

1) original of an identity document (passport);
2) copy of an identity document (passport). You need to make copies of the pages with the photo, surname and name(s), date and place of birth, passport number and validity period, and the border crossing mark;
3) copy of a Russian visa;
4) original of a migration card with the border crossing mark;
5) copy of a migration card with the border crossing mark;
6) standard application form for migration registration (filled on the spot);
7) 6 (six) photos (3х4 cm) made on matte paper.

After migration registration you will be given an accommodation check-in form.

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