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Filming in Russia during 2018 FIFA World Cup

What is a FAN ID?

To attend the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ matches in Russia, a personalized card of the viewer, so-called FAN ID required. This card is issued to a particular viewer and is mandatory for all spectators. A FAN ID provides foreign holders with visa-free entry into the Russian Federation and free travel on the matches days in the host cities. How to get a FAN ID? There are two ways to apply for a FAN ID: submit an online application on the official website and in person at any FAN ID Distribution centre. Foreign citizens can get their FAN ID at one of the VFS Global Visa Application Centres ( To apply, you will need a ticket or order number if several tickets are on it. This number you can use several times depending on the number of tickets purchased.

Filming in Russia during 2018 FIFA World Cup

You need to attach a colour photo with a full-face image to the application. The photo is in the .jpg or .jpeg format with a maximum file size of one (1) megabyte with a minimum width of 420 pixels and a minimum height of 525 pixels. The individual is in focus and in a forward-facing position with eyes open; the background is plain white. After submitting the application, you will receive SMS or e-mail confirmation that your application is under consideration.  If you need to register again and change the filled-in form, you should wait for a notification on the application approval and register again. This applies only to corrections of the surname, name, or date of birth. You can correct other information only at Distribution centres when receiving your issued FAN ID.

Collect FAN ID via Distribution centre In a host city of the World Cup.

Registration at the Distribution centre will take some minutes: you will be photographed; the manager will check your identity document and the ticket number. You must present the original of your passport or another identity document, for example, a birth certificate. A ticket for a match or the document which entitles you to get a match ticket.

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