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.
  • 14 May 2019 – 21 July 2019, The 14th International Chekhov Theatre Festival in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Voronezh, Yaroslavl, Yekaterinburg and Novosibirsk.
  • 20 May 2019 – 31 December 2019, the International Theatre Olympiad in St. Petersburg.
  • 17 – 20 June 2019, the 10th International meeting of high representatives supervising security matters in Ufa.  
  • 17 – 30 June 2019, the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
  • 18 – 22 June 2019, the Russia-Africa Economic Conference as a part of the annual meeting of The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in Moscow.
  • 20 June – 01 July 2019, European championship in diving among juniors in Kazan.
  • 21 - 24 June 2019, The stage of the European Championship Rugby-7 among men's teams (Grand Prix series) in Moscow.
  • 23 – 28 June 2019, The 6th Forum of Future Leaders of the World Petroleum Council in St. Petersburg.
  • 25 – 30 June 2019, international military-technical forum "Army-2019", organized by the Ministry of Defence of Russia in Moscow region.
  • 27 – 30 June 2019, XXXIX International Hanseatic Days of the New Time in Pskov.
  • 27 June – 1 July 2019, the European Championships in Sport Cheer among men and women and the European Championship in Sport Cheers among juniors and juniors in St. Petersburg.
  • 30 June – 08 July 2019, European championship in swimming among juniors in Kazan.
  • 01 – 02 July 2019, 2nd international parliamentary forum "Development of parliamentarism” and July 3 - Russia-Africa Parliamentary Conference in Moscow.
  • 02 – 03 July 2019, VIII international youth industrial forum “Engineers of the Future – 2019” in the Orenburg region.
  • 02 – 05 July 2019, the European Psychological Congress in Moscow.
  • 03 – 05 July 2019, the XXVIII International Financial Congress in St. Petersburg.
  • 06 – 16 July 2019, international rally “Silk Road-2019” Russia-Mongolia-China will take place along the route Irkutsk-Ulan-Bator-Dunhuang.
  • 07 – 15 July 2019, the international cultural forum "Week of Culture and Art of the Deaf” in St. Petersburg.
  • 8 – 11 July 2019, the 10th international industrial exhibition INNOPROM-2019 in Yekaterinburg.
  • 9 – 11 July 2019, the 2nd Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit in Yekaterinburg.
  • 10 – 12 July 2019, the Third Global Fishery Forum & Seafood Expo in St. Petersburg.
  • 10 – 14 July 2019, the ninth International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS-2019)  in St. Petersburg
  • 10 – 22 July 2019, educational intensive “Island 10-22” for leaders of changes in the field of higher education in the Skolkovo Innovation Center.
  • 13 – 14 July 2019, the European Championship of Rugby-7 among women's teams in Kazan.
  • 15 – 22 July 2019, the European Dragon Boat Championship in Moscow.
  • 17 – 22 July 2019, the World Junior Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Moscow.
  • 25 – 29 July 2019, the Sprint Triathlon European Championships in Kazan.
  • 04 – 12 August 2019, the European Beach Volleyball Championship in Moscow.
  • 13 – 19 August 2019, the stage of the world beach volleyball tour in Moscow.
  • 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.
  • 23 – 28 September 2019, International Congress of Supreme Audit Institutions (INCOSAI) XXIII in Moscow.
  • 14 – 21 November 2019, The General Assembly of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) in Moscow.
  • 12 June – 12 July 2020, UEFA 2020 Football Championship, 4 matches will be held in St. Petersburg.