A foreigner travelling to Russia must have a
valid passport and an appropriate visa. To get
the visa, a visitor has to submit to the Russian
Embassy or Consulate an official letter of invitation
authorized by the Russian Ministry of Foreign
Each foreign participant (and accompanying person)
will timely get such a letter if he (she) fills-in
the relevant fields of the Visa
Form and sends this form together with
a copy of the first pages of a passport (where
all personal data are available) to the Organizing
Committee by March 15, 2003, at the latest.
The copy of the passport pages should be sent
preferably by e-mail as attached graphic file
or by fax.
Participants are strongly advised to follow these
recommendations and to apply for the visa at once
after receiving the original copy of the invitation
to ensure that the visa is issued timely.
Organizers are pleased to welcome members of the
world fullerene community to St. Petersburg.