FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and FIFA World Cup 2018

In accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, entry (and exit) of foreign citizens and stateless persons arriving in Russia as spectators for sports events within the framework of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 (June 17 - July 2, 2017 in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi and Kazan) and the FIFA 2018 World Cup (June 14 - July 15, 2018 in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Saransk, Volgograd), is carried out without issued Russian visas.

However, in order to be admitted to Russia foreign citizens/stateless persons must have a valid identity document (“tourist” passport) and a “Personalized card of the spectator” (also known as a “Fan ID”).

Information on the procedure for obtaining a Fan ID can be found on the websites of the organizers of the above sports events at: and

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