XVI th International Conference on Surface Forces

August 20-25, 2018, Kazan, Russia



To travel to Russia, most foreign nationals are required to have an Entry Visa to Russia. Please check in advance with Russian Consular Department in your country if this is a case for you. Russian visas can be obtained at local Russian Embassy or Consulate. To have a visa issued, an official invitation processed by Russian governmental or officially authorized companies is required.

A foreign citizen can obtain a visa to Russia ONLY in the country of his/her citizenship. Exceptions include those who have a residence permit for a foreign country for the period more than 90 days. However, the final decision is left up to the consulates. We recommend that you get in touch with the Russian consulate in the country of your current location and make sure that your application will be accepted.

All necessary formalities to issue the Visa invitations for the participants of 16th International Conference on Surface Forces and their accompanying persons may be performed with our partner Company, ISCtravel (

To apply for the visa support, you can either tick an appropriate box when processing a Registration Fee payment or go to the VISA SUPPORT page (opens in a new window) and choose the appropriate Visa Invitation option.

Participants of a scientific conference require a humanitarian visa, sub classification Scientific Exchanges. The exact type, processing time and cost of the visa support may vary depending on the applicant’s citizenship. For detailed explanations, please click on the option you wish to choose.

Spouses and children of the participants may travel to Russia on tourist visas. To order tourist visa support, please visit Tourist Visa Support page.

Please note that both issuing visa support documents and processing the visa are subject for some processing fees which depend on country of applicant and are not included into the Conference Fees.

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