Delegates and observers wishing to attend the 2011 ISAF Mid-Year Meetings, held in St Petersburg, Russia from 4-8 May, are reminded to book accommodation, check entry requirements and submit their visa applications as soon as possible.
The venue for the 2011 ISAF Mid-Year Meetings is the Hotel Astoria. It is located next to the landmark St Isaac's Cathedral. It is recommended that delegates who wish to stay at the venue hotel take advantage of the ISAF special rates and should not delay in confirming their reservations.
The easiest way to obtain a visa is through the visa service offered by the hotel where you will be staying. The hotels listed in the accommodation page of the meetings microsite
offer a visa support service free of charge in accordance with their terms of reservation. The reservation forms/links given for each hotel will take you to the visa service for each hotel. You will need to provide the information required when you make your reservation. Some penalty charges may apply in the event of no-show.
Please note that persons travelling from Algeria, Angola, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Jordan, India, Iraq, Iran, China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Lebanon, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Ruanda, Syria, Somalia, Chad, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Turkey, Georgia may be required to provide additional documentation to support visa applications.
If in doubt please contact the Russian embassy or consulate in the country of your residence.
Further information regarding the meetings programme, visas, accommodation and travel options is available on the meetings microsite here