Before arrival - invitation to enter the Russian Federation

As soon as your application documents are sent and confirmed, you should acquire the invitation to enter the Russian Federation for the purpose of studying at ETU “LETI”.

It takes 45 days for invitation to be made.

Make sure your passport is valid for at least 18 month from the expected date of beginning of visa period. The invitation can be received through the authorized person (family, friend, colleague etc.) or via express post. In case of posting, the expenses are covered by the receiver.

Having received the invitation, you should apply for the study visa in the consulate of Russian Federation closest to you. Please, make sure that ETU “LETI” is stated as the receiving organization. Foreign nationals arriving to Russia with other types of visa (tourist, business etc.) or the study visa made for the other educational institution are not being registered by ETU “LETI” at Federal Migration Service. Exception: study visas with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation stated as a receiving institution.

Legalization of the documents, confirming your previous education (certificates, diplomas) and transcripts of records (if necessary) can also be done in the embassy of the Russian Federation:

Having received your visa, please inform the ETU international office about the dates of your arrival, so we can book your accommodation.

ETU “LETI” International Students Office:


Phone: +7(812)2343553