Visa-free entrance for fans

Within preparation for the World Cup the Russian government approved a possibility of visa-free entry into Russia. The legislation provides that during sports competitions entry into the Russian Federation of the foreign citizens and persons without citizenship arriving to the country as the audience of sports competitions and departure from the Russian Federation of such citizens and persons without citizenship are performed without issue of visas. To get a possibility of visa-free entrance each attendant of competitions needs to issue and receive the FAN ID. Migratory procedures become simpler: participants of sports competitions and other events within the FIFA World Cup 2018, and also the representatives of FIFA and its subsidiaries, confederations and national football associations included in the FIFA lists are not subject to check-in in the place of stay.

What is a FAN ID and why you should get one

How to receive the Passport of the fan

To get to the FIFA World Cup match, you will need a personalized visitor card, otherwise known as the FAN ID, in addition to your ticket. This name card is issued for each visitor and is obligatory for all ticket owners, including Russian residents and children. For the citizens of foreign states, the FAN ID also gives a right to visa-free entrance to Russia. You only have to get your FAN ID once, and use it for all the FIFA World Cup matches along with your tickets. 

Applying for FAN ID There are two ways to apply for FAN ID: online at the official website or in person, at the FAN ID Registration Center. If you apply for the FAN ID online, you’ll need to provide the following information: name and last name, also a middle name if you have one; date of birth; gender; passport information or ID information for people without a citizenship (type of the document, its serial number, etc). You will also need to submit your colour photo portrait along with the application. The picture should be taken no more than six months prior to the application date. Picture file should be in .jpg or .jpeg format, weigh no more than 1Mb, and have a size of no more than 420x525 pixels.

To submit your application, you will also need a number of your ticket, or the number of your order, if you’re buying a set of tickets. After submitting the application, you will receive a text message on your mobile and an email confirming the receipt of your application.

Application for the FAN ID will be processed in a matter of 72 hours. After that, you will receive a new notification on your application status.

You can also get your FAN ID at the Registration Centers that will soon open in all of the FIFA World Cup host cities. Registration in the center will take a few moments: the staff will take your picture, check the documents and ticket number/online order number.

If you go to the center, make sure to take your passport or other ID (for children till 14 years - birth certificate), and the game ticket or a printout with the ticket order’s number.

When your FAN ID application is approved, you can get the ID in any FAN ID center. Foreign citizens and persons without citizenship from the visa countries can receive the FAN ID by mail. The applicant or his authorized representative can get the FAN ID personally in the centre of issue showing passport or other ID. The authorized representative should have your passport or other ID, the copy of the principal's passport, the notarial power of attorney and and the game ticket or a printout with the ticket order’s number.

If you still have questions — call us: +7 (343) 371 54 17, +7 (343) 216 53 84.

Send applications to mail:

We will always help and answer all questions

Is it difficult to decide on a tour? Give us a call and we will pick the tour to suit your needs!
+7 (343) 371-54-17
Mo.- Fr. с 10:00-20:00 Sa. с 10:00-16:00
Callback Subscribe to company news