Visa information

Tomsk State Pedagogical University (TSPU) kindly asks all international and stateless visitors to fill in the REGISTRATION FORM regardless of whether you require a visa to enter the Russian Federation or not.

Please contact the nearest Russian diplomatic mission or TSPU International office ( to enquire if you need a visa to enter the Russian Federation for a short-term visit. In case you need a visa, you need an official invitation from TSPU. Citizens of the European Union (excluding the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) and citizens of Iceland, Kingdom of Norway, Switzerland, the USA and China require only an official invitation issued by the university. Usually we issue such invitation on the same business day when we receive the registration form and a copy of your passport. Citizens of other countries require an invitation issued by the police. They issue invitations at the request of the host institution, and they reserve one month for the invitation to be issued.

The visitor visa cannot be extended. The period mentioned in the visa is the period of stay in the Russian Federation. You may not enter earlier or stay in the Russian Federation beyond the dates mentioned in the visa. The Russian border police is very strict with travelers who enter or overstay their visas even for several hours.