Visa support

Visas are frequently required for international travel. If a participant needs to have a visa to get in Russia – it won`t be a problem. With the help of AFCI’s 43rd Cineposium official technical operator MAKO you will be receive a visa voucher. 

MAKO Congress Management is one of the leading company on the Russian event market specializing in professional organization of  business events. MAKO Congress Management is designated by the Saint Petersburg Tourism Bureau as official technical operator of the AFCI’s 43rd Cineposium.

Aim tourism / humanitarian visa vouchers

For AFCI Cineposium attendance, you will need a Tourist Visa. Recommended time for ease of visa turnaround is 4-5 days (max.14days) HOWEVER as with most countries, expedited visas are available for an additional cost. These expedited visas can be obtained in as little as 3 days.

MAKO Congress will happily provide the visa voucher, a document that ensures your visa will be processed, to all AFCI Cineposium delegates who have completed their Cineposium registration. The voucher is solely for the purpose of the visa application. Once your visa voucher is prepared, a member of the MAKO team will provide instructions that will assist you with submitting the required material for your visa. Once you receive your voucher, it becomes your responsibility to submit your visa application in a timely fashion. The address of your preferred hotel should be included in the visa voucher request.

Invitation letters are for visa purposes only, and do not imply any financial commitment from the organizers. All event expenses, including airfare, transportation, lodging, meals, insurance and Cineposium admission, will be the responsibility of the attendee.

A scanned copy of the invitation will be free of charge if the hotel reservation is made via our online registration system. If you make independent hotel accommodations, an additional cost 10 €-will be charged for the invitation.

Go to the “Visa” page of your Personal area and fill in the data required. If additional staff members are accompanying you to Cineposium 2019, they will also need to complete the visa support documents.

To get your visa invitation you need:

 

 Book and pay hotel accommodation individually and send us the hotel booking confirmation


 Scaned-copy of invitation will be free of charge – if hotel reservation is made via our online registration system, and it will be cost 10 €- if participants book accommodation by themselves

 

Go to the “Visa” page of your Personal area and fill in the data required

 

If your accompanying person also needs visa support documents, he/she should also be registered online

Visa – Letter of Invitation

You can order an Invitation Letter here after your registration fee and fee for visa support are paid. MAKO Congress Management has been appointed as the official visa agent for the AFCI’s 43rd Cineposium.

Please note MAKO is able to provide you an Invitation Letter only. This is not a visa!

The Invitation Letter is a necessary doсument required to obtain a visa to the Russian Federation. You can not enter the Russian Federation solely on the basis of the Invitation Letter.  Processing of the letter takes 1-3 business days.

When you get the invitation letter, please read the information carefully.

In case if hard copy is required (some countries) additionally participant has to pay for express delivery service (such as DHL, Fedex, UPS, etc.).

Please carefully read the instructions on how to get visa support. Please note that in order to receive visa support and hotel accommodation bookings, you must register here.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact: se@makongress.ru.

The following documents should be submitted to the Russian Embassy or Consulate to obtain a Tourist Visa to enter Russia:

1. Your original passport with at least 2 blank visa-designated pages (passport must be valid for at least 6 months after intended departure date from Russia or the middle of March, 2020
2. Two copies of the Russian visa application form, completed and signed.
3. Two passport-size photos signed on the back
4. If you book your hotel directly, please supply confirmation of hotel arrangements from authorized Russian travel company, or directly from the Russian hotel, clearly displaying the reference number and confirmation number for the visa.

For more information please visit:

http://www.russianembassy.net/rusvisa.html

It is also possible to apply for a Russian visa in Russian Visa Centers, which are situated in major cities of most countries. In most cases it is possible to apply for a visa by mail. For more information visit the website of your local Russian Visa Center.

If you have any questions about visa application or you need help filling out your visa application form – please feel free to contact your personal manager: se@makongress.ru. We look forward to assisting you in any way we can.

Visa cost

Tourism Visa (10 calendar days):
Australia – AU$160
Austria – €95
France – €61
New Zealand – NZ$125
UK – £38.4
USA – $123 (+$85 for delivery if needed)

Visa-free entry

To entry the Russian Federation, visa is not required for:
1. Citizens of visa-free countries entering Russia for a specific period (from 30 to 90 days) and for specific purpose (tourism, business, etc.) and with some restrictions.
2. Citizens of all countries for some types of visa-free trips.

Citizens of visa-free countries do not require visa to enter the Russian Federation, but in most cases duration of their stay in Russia is limited. Visa is required to enter Russia for a longer period.

Country Notes
Argentina Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.
Armenia Period of stay not more than 90 days.
Azerbaijan Period of stay not more than 90 days.
Belarus Unlimited stay.
Bolivia Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.
Bosnia and Herzegovina For tourists the period of stay should not exceed 30 days within each 60, for any other purposes – not more than 90 days; documents confirming the purpose of visit required.
Brazil Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.
Brunei Darussalam Period of stay not more than 14 days for non-commercial purposes (not for employment or study).
Chile Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.
Colombia Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.
Cuba Up to 30 days.
Ecuador Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.
Fiji Period of stay not more than 90 days.
Guatemala Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.
Guyana Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.
Israel Period of stay is not more than 90 days within each 180. There is an agreement between Russia and Israel on abolition of guest and tourist visas. For trips the passport valid not less than 6 months from the date of entrance is required. Presence of any other documents is not provided by the Agreement.
Kazakhstan Period of stay not more than 90 days. Allowed to enter on internal passports.
Korea, Republic of Period of stay does not exceed 60 days per a trip and is not more than 90 days within six months.
Kyrgyzstan Period of stay not more than 90 days. Allowed to enter on internal passports.
Macedonia Period of stay not more than 90 days.
Moldova, Republic of Period of stay not more than 90 days.
Mongolia Up to 30 days.
Montenegro Up to 30 days.
Nicaragua Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.
Peru Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.
Serbia Period of stay up to 30 days for holders of biometric passports issued after April 8, 2008.
South Africa Period of stay not more than 90 days.
Tajikistan Allowed to enter on internal passports. Period of stay not more than 90 days.
Thailand Up to 30 days.
Ukraine Period of stay not more than 90 days. Allowed to enter on internal passports.
Uruguay Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.
Uzbekistan Period of stay not more than 90 days.
Venezuela Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.