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.

  • 17 January 2020 – 26 January 2020, the international poker tournament “WPT Russia 2020” in Sochi.
  • 26 January 2019 – 03 February 2020, the stage of the Alpine skiing World Cup in Sochi.
  • 29 January 2020 – 02 February 2020, the FIS Snowboard World Cup (Parallel Slalom) in Moscow.
  • 03 February 2020 – 17 February 2020, an international training week and the World Luge Championship in Krasnaya Polyana, Sochi.
  • 05 February 2020, the International Conference “Vital Values of the University in a Globalizing World” and Gala evening dedicated to the 60th anniversary of RUDN University in Moscow
  • 05 February 2020 – 10 February 2020, the international Gran Prix tournament in rhythmic gymnastics in Moscow.
  • 06 February 2020 – 09 February 2020, the Cross-country Rally/Baja World Cup “Russia – Norther Forest” in the Republic of Karelia and the Leningrad region.
  • 08 February 2020 – 16 February 2020, the 5th Anniversary WTA Women’s Tennis Tournament “St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy” in St. Petersburg.
  • 09 February 2020 – 21 February 2020, the Paralympic Alpine skiing Worlcd Cup in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk..
  • 12 February 2020 – 14 February 2020, the Russian Investment Forum RIF and Healthy Life Forum in Sochi.
  • 13 February 2020 – 23 February 2020, the World Curling Championship for juniors in Krasnoyarsk.
  • 16 February 2020 – 26 February 2020, the FIL European Luge Championship (discipline - natural track) in Moscow.
  • 17 February 2020 – 18 February 2020, conference of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Moscow.
  • 20 February 2020 – 24 February 2020, the women’s world foil fencing cup in Kazan.
  • 24 February 2020 – 29 February 2020, the international wushu competition “Moscow Wushu Stars” in Moscow.
  • 01 March 2020 – 15 March 2020, the Freestyle World Cup stage in the Mogul discipline in Krasnoyarsk.
  • 18 March 2020 – 27 March 2020, the stage of the Continental Cup of the Far East in skiing in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
  • 12 June 2020 – 12 July 2020, UEFA 2020 Football Championship, 4 matches will be held in St. Petersburg.