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RIBTTES offers a full fledged reception and after visa services package for its students coming to Russia. The student must need to follow these instructions for smooth arrival to Russia.
Step by step guide for Flight and airport clearance Instructions for students who are coming to Russia
Booking Air Tickets
At first, the student will be having 3-months short stay visa. So on that visa, he needs to take return ticket within this visa timing. The student can be asked on the departure airport staff or by airline staff. If student will have one way ticket the airline can offload him.
MOST IMPORTANT: The student should arrive in Russia, at least 40 days before the expiry of his/her short stay visa.
So, the student needs to take return ticket within this visa timing . Once student come to Russia then, after extension of his visa, he can easily take refund from airline or he can extend his ticket and have it with him, when ever he will come back to his country he can utilize it.
Final Destination on Ticket
If the student host university is in Saint Petersburg, then he final destination on ticket must be Saint Petersburg.
If there is no direct flight, then the student must need to look for connecting flights. But if his university is in Saint Petersburg, then he cannot land to any other city of Russia. By landing to some other city, he can get trouble with immigration authorities. As a result, he can be deported as well.
Same rule applies with every specific city.
Requirements for Students
- Keep all his educational documents along with his ticket, carry it by hand.
- Remember the name of host university and the name of course as well.
- If airport staff asks, then the student can say that representative from university is available to take me from airport to university hostel . That is very rare that airport staff will ask him about that..... but in case if they ask then student have to say this.
- If airport security asks about the tuition fees, then the student have to show them that he has the fees in his hands to pay . So ask student to have cash in hand if airport security ask him in case.
Fresh Picture and documents
Student need to send us his fresh picture through dashboard, so that our team member can easily recognize the student on airport arrival.
Also, ask the student to bring photos: color, on matte paper, 3x4 size, rear white background and with grey back background , 6 to 8 pictures with each background. These pictures will be used for his visa registration process later.
Always take translated and attested copy of your passport from Russian embassy or consulate . At the time of visa applying you can do that. Educational degree should be attested by Russian embassy or consulate in your home country. You have to bring them with you if you want to apply further in degree course.
Keep the copy of medical reports of HIV test and Chest - X rays, that student has submitted to Russian embassy at the time of visa application.
The Student must have his university fees amount in clean US Dollar Bills. The dollars must not have any kind of stamp, mark, holes or staples.
Currency exchange becomes a problem for us in Russia for stapled and stapled bills. So student must take special care for this point.
Our team already inform the airport security about the arrival of student, so student don't need to be worried.
The student needs to stay calm at airport and don't try to be confused in front of airport security staff . Asking questions is their job.
Normally they stopped students for little more time then other passengers. It is totally normal so, the student should stay calm there, after their procedure they will allow him to go outside.
Our representative will receive the student
Once the student clears the immigration control, then he has to check for our representative, close to the exit point, with white play card on which student name will be mentioned. On Saint Petersburg, Pulkovo airport, there will be one exit point for that student, so he will easily locate our representative there.
RIBTTES team will provide the name of the representative who will receive the student on said time , 1 -2 before the arrival of student.
In Case of Emergency
Student will not be able to call anyone from airport. After clearing the airport, the representative will give him sim card, then student call make calls.
In case of any other problem, the student can call to RIBTTES number.
Telephone: +7 (812) 983-70-39 and +7 (911) 924-89-94