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.

  • 10 – 27 February 2019, - 9th stage of the World Cup in luge in Sochi.
  • 22 – 27 February 2019, - International Wushu Tournament “Moscow Wushu Stars” in Moscow.
  • 26 February – 04 March 2019, World Cup in Alpine skiing in Sochi.
  • 28 February – 05 March 2019, International qualifying judicial seminar and training camp on taekwondo for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 in Moscow.
  • 2 – 12 March 2019, XXIX World Winter Universiade. Representatives of Russian and foreign media are expected to attend to cover this international sporting event in Krasnoyarsk.
  • 10 – 16 Match 2019, European Cup stage and international snowboard competitions in Chelyabinsk Region, Miass.
  • 13 – 18 March 2019, - International competition "Grand Slam" in judo among men and women in Ekaterinburg.
    • 14 – 18 March 2019, - World Cup in freestyle wrestling in Yakutsk.
  • 18 – 21 March 2019, - International judo training for men and women in Ekaterinburg.
  • 24 – 29 March 2019, the European Snowboard Cup in Sochi.
    • 28 – 30 March 2019, The 16th Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum “Dynamic Russia. Factors of competitiveness” in Krasnoyarsk.
  • 9 – 10 April 2019, The 5th International Arctic Forum “The Arctic is the Territory of Dialogue”, held with the participation of the Roscongress Foundation in St. Petersburg.
  • 19 – 21 April 2019, The FINA world series in synchronized swimming in Kazan.
    • 26 – 29 April 2019, International tournament category "A" memorial Y. Potapov Sambo in Vladivostok.
  • 10 – 12 May 2019, The FINA world series in diving in Kazan.
  • 14 – 18 May 2019, The St. Petersburg International Legal Forum in St. Petersburg.
  • 16 – 18 May 2019, The 12th international exhibition of the helicopter industry in MVC ‘Krokus Expo’ in Moscow Region.
  • 25 – 30 June 2019, international military-technical forum "Army-2019", organized by the Ministry of Defence of Russia in Moscow region.