Until 31 December 2018, foreign citizens who have FIFA 2018 World Cup Fan IDs may enter and leave the Russian Federation without the need to obtain a Russian visa.1

To enter and leave Russia a foreign citizen needs a Fan ID and an identity document (passport). If a foreign citizen (for example, an accompanying member of the fan's family) does not have a Fan ID and/ or other grounds for visa-free entry into Russia, he or she will only be able to enter Russia with a Russian visa.

The migration registration of foreign citizens entering Russia under this visa-free regime must be completed within 7 business days from the day of arrival in Russia. Please note that migration registration must be carried out by the hosting party.

1 Federal Law No. 331-FZ "On Amendments to Article 7 of Federal Law No. 108-FZ "On preparation and staging of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in the Russian Federation and introduction of changes into various legislative acts of the Russian Federation" dated 03.08.2018.


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