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.

  • During 2020, the Artek International Children’s Centre together with the Fund of the contest of young reciters “Live Classics” organizes Special shifts with the participation of foreign children in the city of Yalta.
  • 01 March 2020 – 15 March 2020, the Freestyle World Cup stage in the Mogul discipline in Krasnoyarsk.
  • 06 March 2020 – 15 March 2020, the international poker tournament «Millions Super High Roller Series, Russia» in Sochi.
  • 11 March 2020 – 15 March 2020, the Valdai International Discussion Club meeting in Moscow and a number of other events of Valdai-2030 project until the end of the year
  • 11 March 2020 – 18 March 2020, the Grand Slam Judo championship and training event in Ekaterinburg.
  • 18 March 2020 – 23 March 2020, the FINA diving World series in Kazan.
  • 18 March 2020 – 27 March 2020, the stage of the Continental Cup of the Far East in skiing in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
  • 19 March 2020 – 21 March 2020, the 17th Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum KEF-2020 in Krasnoyarsk.
  • 19 March 2020 – 22 March 2020, the Sambo World Cup “A. Kharlampiev Memorial” in Moscow.
  • 20 March 2020 – 29 March 2020, the European Climbing Championships in Moscow.
  • 01 April 2020 – 12 April 2020, the European Weightlifting Championships in Moscow.
  • 06 April 2020 – 12 April 2020, the European Table Tennis Qualification Tournament in Moscow.
  • 11 April 2020 – 19 April 2020, the European Under-19 Rugby Championship in Kaliningrad.
  • 17 April 2020 – 19 April 2020, the FINA Artistic Swimming World series in Kazan.
  • 24 April 2020 – 27 April 2020, the European Rugby-7 Cup stage for men’s and women’s teams in Moscow.
  • 17 May 2020 – 21 May 2020, the 43rd Pacific Area Standards Congress PASC in Vladivostok
  • 18 May 2020 – 20 May 2020, the 11th meeting of the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development OECD under the “Future of Education and Skills 2030” project in Moscow.
  • 21 May 2020 – 22 May 2020, the StartUp Village-2020 conference in Skolkovo Innovation Centre.
  • 19 May 2020 – 23 May 2020, the X St. Petersburg International Legal Forum SPBILF in St. Petersburg.
  • 20 May 2020 – 25 May 2020, the international fencing competition “Moscow Sabre” Grand Prix in Moscow.
  • 27 May 2020 – 29 May 2020, the 45th International Advertising Association (IAA) World Congress in St. Petersburg.
  • 04 June 2020 – 08 June 2020, the Motocross World Championship in “Orlyonok”, Krasnodarr Krai.
  • 08 June 2020 – 12 June 2020, the Global Space Exploration Conference GLEX-2020 in St. Petersburg.
  • 21 June 2020 – 26 June 2020, the ICPC 2020 World finals, the International Collegiate Programming Contest in Moscow.
  • 10 June 2020 – 16 June 2020, the International Educational Forum of the FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy in Kazan.
  • 12 June 2020 – 12 July 2020, UEFA 2020 Football Championship, 4 matches will be held in St. Petersburg.
  • 18 July 2020 – 01 August 2020, the VI World Folkloriada in Ufa.
  • 29 July 2020 – 01 August 2020, the Worldchefs Congress & Expo in St. Petersburg.