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.

  • 23 – 26 March 2017 – World Cup Memorial A.Kharlampiev (M&W, Combat Sambo).
  • 27 March 2017 – Plenary Session of the Interparliamentary Assembly of the CIS Member Nations, to the 25th anniversary the IPA CIS in Saint Petersburg.
  • 28 March 2017 – Parliamentary Conference on Combating International Terrorism (jointly with the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly) in Saint Petersburg.
  • 29 – 30 March 2017 - The International Arctic forum “The Arctic: Territory of dialogue”. Arkhangelsk.
  • 26 March – 5 April – International competitions of the World Series in diving, Kazan.
  • 14 – 17 April 2017 – International Sambo Tournament of category A. (M&W) Memorial Yu.Potapov in Vladivostok.
  • 21 – 24 April 2017 – Hand to Hand Fighting World Championship in Moscow.
  • 24 – 27 April 2017 – The Financial Action Task Force will hold a meeting of experts on money laundering and international organisation,  dealing with countering money-laundering and terrorist financing in Moscow
  • 28 – 30 April 2017 – Russian stage of the World Championship FIA “Formula 1” and car racing in Sochi.
  • 11 – 17 May 2017 – European Cup and training event among (M&W) in Orenburg.
  • 16 – 18 May 2017 – IATA Aviation Fuel Forum (International Air Transport Association) Saint Petersburg.
  • 16 – 20 May 2017 VII Petersburg International Legal Forum in Saint Petersburg.
  • 18 – 21 May 2017 – International competition Judo Grand Slam among (M&W) in Orenburg.
  • 25 May – 15 June. Rifle World Championship in Odintsovo city, Moscow region.
  • 17 June – 2 July 2017 FIFA Confederation Cup in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kazan and Sochi.
  • 30 August – 11 September 2017 – ISSF World Championship Shotgun in Moscow region.