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.
  • 16-24 September 2017 – XXII International Tennis Tournament “St.Petersburg Open 2017” in Saint-Petersburg
  • 18-22 September 2017 – International Festival of Student and Youth Sports “Moscow Games 2017” in Moscow.
  • 27 September – 3 October 2017 – World Wushu Championship in Kazan.
  • 02 – 13 October 2017 – International Electronic Commission 81st General Meeting in Vladivostok.
  • 3 – 7 October – Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum “The Russian Energy Week 2017” in Moscow.
  • 6 – 9 October 2017 – International Sambo Tournament for the prizes of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan (M&W) in Kazan.
  • 14-18 October 2017 – 137th Assembly of the Interparliamentary Union in Saint-Petersburg.
  • 14 – 22 October 2017 – International Tennis Tournament “Kremlin Cup 2017” in Moscow.
  • 14 – 22 October 2017 – 19th World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi and Moscow.
  • 16-18 October 2017 – Moscow International Forum for Innovative Development “Open Innovations”.
  • 16 – 19 October 2017 – 14th Annual Meeting of the International Discussion Club “Valdai” in Sochi.
  • 18 – 23 October 2017 – ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2016/2017 Rostelecom Cup in Moscow.
  • 9-13 November 2017 – World Sambo Championship in Sochi.
  • 10 – 13 November 2017 – Junior Fencing World Cup: Men’s and Women’s Sabre in Sochi.
  • 16 – 18 November 2017 – VI International Cultural Forum in Saint Petersburg.
  • 18-19 November 2017 – International Dog Show “Russia-2017” in Moscow.
  • 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.