In accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, a foreign citizen or a stateless person coming to the Russian Federation as the 2018 FIFA World Cup spectator can obtain a Personalized card of the spectator (also known as FAN ID) and use it for single entry (with electronic FAN ID that is to be exchanged for a paper-based FAN ID upon arrival) or multiple entry into the Russian Federation and exit from the Russian Federation (with paper-based FAN ID) without a visa upon presentation of valid ID documents recognized as such by the Russian Federation (passport).

A FAN ID is valid during the period starting 10 days before the first 2018 FIFA World Cup match and ending 10 days after the day of the last 2018 FIFA World Cup match, i.e. from June 4, 2018 till July 25, 2018. In case a FAN ID is used as an entry/exit document for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, a foreign citizen’s or stateless person’s passport must be valid as of the moment of entry and for the duration of stay in the Russian Federation. When submitting an application for a FAN ID the information specified must be from the passport that will be used to enter the Russian Federation.

The foreigners commuting to Kaliningrad by surface transport through the territory of the Republic of Lithuania and back are required to obtain Schengen or Lithuanian transit visas for the same. Travel by air transport between FIFA World Cup 2018 host cities in Russia (including Kaliningrad) does not require visas.

Information on the procedure for obtaining a Fan ID can be found on the websites of the organizers of the FIFA 2018 World Cup at: and


 Sample electronic FAN ID

Emergency phone number only for the citizens of Russia in emergency in India +91-81-3030-0551
Shantipath, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi - 110021
(91-11) 2611-0640/41/42;
(91-11) 2687 38 02;
(91-11) 2687 37 99
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