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.

  • 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.
  • 5 – 7 January 2018 – European Speed Skating Championships in Kolomna.
  • 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.
    • 27 January – 4 February 2018 – International Women’s Tennis Tournament WTA “St.Petersburg Ladies Trophy” in Saint-Petersburg.
  • 29 January – 5 February 2018 – European Karate Championship in Sochi.  
  • 10 – 19 February 2018 – European Men’s and Women’s Team Badminton Championships 2018 in Kazan.  
  • 15 – 16 February 2018 – Russian Investment Forum in Sochi.
  • 15 – 19 February 2018 – 1st Stage of Baja Rally Raid World Cup “Russia-Northern Forest 2018” in Karelia.
  • 16 – 21 February 2018 – International Wushu Tournament “Moscow Wushu Stars” in Moscow.
  • 19 – 20 February 2018 – International Discussion Club “Valdai” International Conference “Russia in the Middle East: playing on all the fields” in Moscow.
  • 27 February – 5 March 2018 – Ski Cross World Cup 2018 in Miass.
  • 1 – 12 March 2018 – Junior and Cadet European Fencing Championships in Sochi.
  • 8 – 11 March 2018 - Conference of Presidents of European Triathlon Federations in Moscow.