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.
  • 9 September – 4 October 2019, the Chess World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk.
  • 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.
  • 2 – 5 October 2019, the Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum “Russian Energy Week-2019” in Moscow.
  • 2 – 7 October 2019, international rating competitions of the Premier League series in karate in Moscow.
  • 3 – 6 October 2019, the World Corporate Games in Sochi.
  • 3 – 13 October 2019, the Women’s World Boxing Championship in Ulan-Ude.
  • 3 – 6 October 2019, the international sambo tournament for the prizes of the President of the Republic Tatarstan in Kazan.
  • 8 – 12 October 2019, the European Skateboarding Championship in Nizhny Novgorod.
  • 12 – 20 October 2019, international tennis tournament “Kremlin Cup 2019” in Moscow.
  • 17 – 21 October 2019, the European Climbing Championships in Voronezh.
  • 21 – 23 October 2019, the Moscow International Forum “Open Innovations” in Skolkovo innovation centre in Moscow.
  • 23 -24 October 2019, the Russia-Africa Summit and Russia-Africa Economic Forum in Sochi.
  • 26 October – 12 November 2019, the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) tournament in Moscow.
  • 29 October – 3 November 2019, the General Assembly of the organization Rehabilitation International in Moscow.
  • 30 October – 4 November 2019, the European Judo Championships among juniors up to 23 years in Izhevsk.
  • 1- 3 November 2019, the FINA Swimming World Cup in Kazan.
  • 1 – 4 November 2019, the Sabre Junior World Cup in Sochi.
  • 13 – 18 November 2019, the 2019-2020 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating “Rostelecom Cup” in Moscow.
  • 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.
  • 30 November – 8 December 2019, the WTF World Taekwondo Gran Prix Final 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.