To apply for a humanitarian visa, you will need a visa invitation letter. A Visa invitation letter will be issued bythe Novosibirsk state university only after a government clearance. The typical time we will need to process your documents and issue a visa invitation letter (including clearance) is up to 6 weeks depending on governmental agencies making theclearance.If you are a citizen of USA, China, Japan, Austria, Belgium,Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg,Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, France, Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia the clearance processing time will be 3 weeks.
Once you get a visa invitation letter, you can apply for a Russian humanitarian visa in your country of residence.Typical visa application processing time is around 1 month. Please, check detailed information about documents needed for application and processing time with a Russian consulate in your country.