The hosting cities will be Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kaliningrad, Rostov on Don, Nizhniy Novgorod, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Volgograd, Samara, Saransk.
North: St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad
South: Sochi, Rostov on Don
Volga: Kazan, Nizhniy Novgorod, Samara, Volgograd, Saransk
Travel to Russia without a visa
To enter Russia during 2018 World Cup, fans will not need to get an entry visa for Russia. It will be enough to hold a ticket for one of the tournament matches, and the Passport of a fan - FAN ID .
A FAN ID is mandatory document for all the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ spectators.
A FAN ID can be issued only to the ticket holders.
FAN IDs are issued to all the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ spectators for access to a stadium. A FAN ID provides free transport services on match days in the host city.
The foreign citizens who come to the Russian Federation as the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ matches spectators can use their FAN IDs for multiple visa-free entry and exit the Russian Federation upon presentation of recognized as such by the Russian Federation valid identity documents during the period that starts ten days before the date of the first match and ends ten days after the date of the last 2018 FIFA World Cup™.
A FAN ID will be issued once for all the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ matches.
To get the Passport of a Fan, the first step is to buy one or more tickets at here
Subsequently, you must register at here by indicating the identification number of the purchased ticket, your personal data.
To receive your FAN ID you need to provide the same identity document that was used to fill in the FAN ID application form.
Foreign citizens and stateless persons may have their FAN IDs delivered by properly documented postal services prior to crossing the State Border of the Russian Federation at official checkpoints.
With the Fan ID it will also be possible, on the dates for which the ticket was purchased, to travel for free on the special trains for fans and on public transport (except taxis) of the city hosting the event.
We also inform you that, due to Russian President's Decree No. 202 on the application of Additional Security Measures during the 2018 World Cup in Russia, from May 25 to July 25, 2018, more stringent registration rules are applied for the immigration card of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation. During this period, foreign citizens must be registered within one day of arrival, against the usual 7 working days, regardless of the type of visa they have. In case of the absence of registration, after a stay in Russia longer than 24 hours, hotels have no right to accommodate guests. If you are staying in several cities or in several hotels, you must take the registration form at check-out of each hotel so that you can check in at the following hotels.