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.
  • 23 – 24 June 2018 – 35th European Ploughing Championship and 7th Open Ploughing Championship of Russia in Suzdal.
  • 30 June – 2 July 2018 – The annual meeting of the Governing Board of the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) in Sochi.
  • 6 July 2018 – International Congress on Cybersecurity in Moscow.
  • 9 – 12 July 2018 – 9th International Industrial Exposition “INNOPROM-2018” and 5th Russia-China EXPO in Ekaterinburg.
  • 15 – 27 July 2018 – International Rally “Silk Way 2018” in China, Kazakhstan, Russia.
  • 17 – 19 July 2018 – European Championships in Judo among men and women in Ekaterinburg.
  • 23 – 29 July 2018 – International women's tennis tournament «Moscow River Cup» in Moscow.
  • 4 – 12 August 2018 - Forum of the International Federation of Student Sport in Krasnoyarsk.
  • 6 – 12 August 2018 – Stage of the World Tour in Beach Volleyball in Moscow.
  • 7 – 14 August 2018 – Grand Prix stage in Taekwondo among men and women in Moscow.
  • 7 – 20 August 2018 – World Championship in rock-climbing in Moscow.
  • 10 – 22 August 2018 – International historical festival “Times and Epochs” in Moscow.
  • 17 – 20 August 2018 – International sambo tournament “Memorial M.Burdikov” in Kstovo.
  • 22 – 26 August 2018 – World Schools Sambo Championships in Orel.
  • 24 – 26 August 2018 - Red Bull Air Race World Championship stage in Kazan.
  • 24 August – 2 September 2018 – Spasskaya Tower Military Music Festival in Moscow.
  • 31 August – 3 September – European Championship in Rugby-7 among women’s teams in Kazan.
  • 3 – 7 September 2018 – The AFI Global Policy Forum 2018 in Sochi.
  • 4 – 10 September 2018 – FINA Swimming World Cup stage in Kazan.
  • 17 – 21 September 2018 – XXIX International Mineral Processing Congress in Moscow.
  • 28 – 30 September 2018 – FIA Formula One World Championship in Sochi.