Visas for special events

For the attention of applicants visiting the below events:

All the supporting documents must be provided according to the visa category you are applying for. Instead of a letter of invitation, issued by a Russian Federal Migration Service agency, you can provide written invitation from organizers of the below events.

Important Note: Your visa application will be processed and decided by the Embassy of the Russian Federation in London. The decision to issue or refuse a visa is made solely by the Embassy and VFS have no influence over that process. All applications are considered on their own merits, against the requirements set out by the Embassy of the Russian Federation in UK.

  • 2017 – Activities with foreign children participation in The International Children's Center "Artek" in Yalta.
  • 16 – 17 November 2017 – WHO Global Ministerial Conference “Ending TB in the Sustainable Development Era: A Multisectoral Response” in Moscow.
  • 16 – 18 November 2017 – VI International Cultural Forum in Saint Petersburg.
  • 18-19 November 2017 – International Dog Show “Russia-2017” in Moscow.
  • 28 – 29 November 2017 - Joint meeting of the IPA CIS Permanent Commissions on Political Issues and International Cooperation and on Defence and Security and the First Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean in Saint-Petersburg.
  • 3 – 5 December 2017 – International conference “Parliamentarians against drugs” in Moscow.
  • 5 – 11 December 2017 - 3rd KWU Kyokushin (karate) World Championship 2017 in Ekaterinburg.
  • 14 – 18 December 2017 – Judo International Tournament “Masters 2017” in Saint-Petersburg.
  • 14 June – 15 July 2018 – FIFA World Cup 2018 in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Kazan, Sochi, Saransk, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Kaliningrad, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod.
  • 8 – 17 January 2018 – International Luge World Cup on Natural Track 2018 in Moscow.
  • 14 – 22 January 2018 - European Figure Skating Championships 2018 in Moscow.
  • 29 January – 5 February 2018 – European Karate Championship in Sochi.  
  • 27 February – 5 March 2018 – Ski Cross World Cup 2018 in Miass.