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.

  • 2018 – Activities with foreign children participation in The International Children's Center "Artek" in Yalta.
  • 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.
  • 18 – 25 April 2018 – IFSC Climbing World Cup in Moscow.
  • 19 – 21 April 2018 – 4th Yalta International Economic Forum in Yalta.
  • 20 – 23 April 2018 – International Sambo Tournament “Memorial of Y.Potapov” in Vladivostok.
  • 24 – 26 April 2018 – The ninth international meeting of high-ranking representatives responsible for security issues in Sochi.
  • 25 April – 7 May 2018 – Greco-Roman wrestling, Freestyle wrestling and Women Wrestling European Championships in Kaspiysk.
  • 30 April – 15 May 2018 – European Taekwondo Championships in Kazan.
  • 3 – 7 May 2018 – Fencing World Cup on rapiers among men and women “Rapier Saint-Petersburg” in Saint-Petersburg.
  • 4 – 6 May 2018 – The fourth stage of the FINA Diving World Series in Kazan.
  • 4 – 6 May 2018 – 14th European Championship of Chess Composition in Sochi.
  • 8 – 21 May 2018 – European Wushu Championships in Moscow.
  • 10 – 14 May 2018 – Fencing Grand Prix "Moscow Sabre" in Moscow.
  • 11 – 14 May 2018 – Rugby Europe Sevens Club Champion's Trophy in Saint-Petersburg.
  • 15 – 19 May 2018 – The VIII Saint-Petersburg International Legal Forum in Saint-Petersburg.
  • 16 – 18 May 2018 – The 31st session of the FAO Regional Conference for Europe in Voronezh.
  • 18 – 21 May 2018 – European Rugby-7 (men) Championship (Grand Prix) in Moscow.
  • 24 – 26 May 2018 – 11 International Helicopters Industry Exhibition “МВВИ-2018” in Moscow.
  • 24 – 26 May 2018 - St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Saint-Petersburg.
  • 24 May – 1 June 2018 – Football and Musical Festival “Art-football” in Moscow.
  • 31 May – 1 June 2018 – 6th International Conference “Startup Village-2018” in Moscow.
  • 6 – 8 June 2018 – 27th International Financial Congress in Saint-Petersburg.
  • 8 – 15 June 2018 – Final events of the sixth season of the international children's social program "Football for friendship" in Moscow.
  • 23 – 24 June 2018 – 35th European Ploughing Championship and 7th Open Ploughing Championship of Russia in Suzdal.
  • 9 – 12 July 2018 – 9th International Industrial Exposition “INNOPROM-2018” and 5th Russia-China EXPO in Ekaterinburg.
  • 22 – 26 August 2018 – World Schools Sambo Championships in Orel.
  • 17 – 21 September 2018 – XXIX International Mineral Processing Congress in Moscow.