10th of Feb 2018
for visa


Most nations in the world require a visa to visit Russia.

We are pleased to inform you that the Russian Foreign Ministry has approved a special facilitated visa procedure for all categories of participants of the 2018 Junior and Cadet European Fencing Championships, i.e. athletes, coaches, members of the official delegations, international category technical officials (referees), FIE Family members and official guests, as well as media representatives. All the Russian Consulates throughout Europe have been notified of the above procedure. According to it the visas are to be issued on a priority basis, i.e. within three days from the date of application (or on the same day if necessary) at any Russian Consulate regardless of citizenship. No extra fee will be charged for urgent applications.

According to this procedure, you are to make a request for the visa support on the official paper of your National Federation (FIE member) signed by the President or the General Secretary. At the same time, you have to complete the below visa template in Excel with the personal passport information of the members of your delegations and send these documents to Ms. Maria Sinyavskaya:

In compliance with the provided official request and personal data a scanned formal invitation letter will be issued & e-mailed back to you. It is to be taken to the nearest Russian Consulate along with your corresponding personal documents such as the passport, the necessary number of pictures, completed application form, etc. in person or by a representative. Some consulates of the Russian Federation accept postal applications. Though there is a number of consulates, where personal attendance is required for fingerprints. All details are to be checked on the consular website in advance.

Please be advised that you are to deal with the Consulate or its authorized Visa Handling Centre directly without applying to any intermediate visa or tourist companies. As the above visa procedure is exceptional, please make sure you mention that you are applying for the Russian visa to attend the 2018 Junior and Cadet European Fencing Championships.

All the requests for the visa support must be sent no later than February the 10th.

Please, complete this form using Excel format.