The Russian National Committee have organized free visas for all WPC Members, Delegates and Speakers, so when you submit your invitation letter to the Russian Embassy with your visa application you should not be charged for your visa. Please state that you are attending WPC Meetings and/or the 6th WPC Youth Forum.

How to obtain the letter of invitation:

The main document, which you need in order to apply for your Russian visa in the embassies/consulates of the Russian Federation abroad, is the invitation letter from the Russian National Committee of the World Petroleum Council.

Delegates, Speakers and Guests of the 6th WPC Youth Forum can print the invitation letter from the online delegate area after completing these steps:

  1. Register at the 6th WPC Youth Forum/FLF official website
  2. Payment of the full delegate fee
  3. Then finalize registration procedure by filling in the additional fields in the online area which appear when the payment process is completed.

There is no need to provide the WPC Russian National Committee’s stamp or TIN on the invitation.

After obtaining the invitation letter

The letter of invitation from the Russian National Committee of the World Petroleum Council will provide you with a single-entry business visa free of charge.

The invitation letter should be handed over personally by the delegate/speaker/guest of the Forum to the embassies / consulates of the Russian Federation with the additional documents required for obtaining a Russian visa – the following link will provide you with more details, but please check the guidelines for your country. (Guideline for Visa application to the Russian Federation).

The transfer of documents to the Russian embassy / consulate by an authorized representative of the delegate/speaker or guest of the forum is permitted, but your authorized representative must provide your authorization letter and copy of the original receipt for your passport or your original receipt, except for countries where personal presence is required to collect biometric personal data (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Kingdom of Denmark, Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Republic of Namibia).

Some Official Visa Centers may charge a separate fee for processing the visa application which is not covered by the Russian National Committee and must be paid by the individual applicant.