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.

  • 2019 – Activities with foreign children participation in The International Children's Center "Artek" in Yalta.
  • 20 May 2019 – 31 December 2019, the International Theatre Olympiad in St. Petersburg.
  • 04 – 12 August 2019, the European Beach Volleyball Championship in Moscow.
  • 12 – 19 August 2019, the 20th World Crossbow Championship in Ulyanovsk.
  • 13 – 19 August 2019, the stage of the world beach volleyball tour in Moscow.
  • 16 – 19 August 2019, international sambo tournament M. Budikov Memorial in Kstovo.
  • 22 – 27 August 2019, the 45th WorldSkills competition in Kazan.
  • 23 August – 3 September 2019, the Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival in Moscow
  • 27 August – 1 September 2019, the 14th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019 in Zhukovsky.
  • 29 August – 1 September 2019, the international forum “City of Education” in Moscow.
  • 1 – 6 September 2019, the 4th International Olympiad for students of Metropolises in Moscow.
  • 3 – 6 September 2019, the Annual International Jigoro Kano Cadet Judo Tournament in Vladivostok.
  • 3 – 8 September 2019, the Archery World Cup Final in Moscow.
  • 4 – 6 September 2019, the 5th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok.
  • 7 – 21 September 2019, the World Boxing Championship for men in Yekaterinburg.
  • 9 – 13 September 2019, the 23rd session of the UNWTO (The World Tourism Organization) General Assembly in St. Petersburg.
  • 9 September – 4 October 2019, the Chess World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk.
  • 15 – 22 September 2019, the St. Petersburg Open tennis international tournament in St Petersburg.
  • 18 – 23 September 2019, the World Cup for Trampoline Gymnastics in Khabarovsk.
  • 23 – 28 September 2019, International Congress of Supreme Audit Institutions (INCOSAI) XXIII in Moscow.
  • 30 September – 13 October 2019, the World Junior Championship in badminton in Kazan.
  • 30 September – 3 October 2019, the annual meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi and a number of other events until the end of the year.
  • 02 – 05 October 2019, the Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum “Russian Energy Week-2019” in Moscow.
  • 02 -07 October 2019, international rating competitions of the Premier League series in karate in Moscow.
  • 1- 3 November 2019, the FINA Swimming World Cup in Kazan.
  • 14 – 16 November 2019, the 8th St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum in St. Petersburg.
  • 14 – 21 November 2019, the General Assembly of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) in Moscow.
  • 5 – 7 December 2019, the International Children’s Games for the prizes of Olympic champions – the 12th Alexander Popov Cup in Kazan.

    12 June – 12 July 2020, UEFA 2020 Football Championship, 4 matches will be held in St. Petersburg.