Entry by FAN ID without a visa
A FAN ID allows a tourist to enter Russia without a visa ― 10 days before the first match and stay until 10 days after the last match. Upon leaving the country, it will be also necessary to provide one’s FAN ID.
Fan ID is an obligatory document for all who plan to visit a match, regardless of age or privileges.
The FAN ID shall be issued on the website www.fan-id.ru. In order to apply, you will need the number of your ticket or of your booking, if it includes several tickets, and fill in the application form. After submission of the application form, you will receive an SMS message and a letter to your e-mail, confirming that the application has been admitted. The time taken to consider an application is up to 72 hours. After that, a notification message must arrive that the FAN ID application has been approved.
ANDREY ROMANKOV, Deputy Director of the Department for Implementation of Strategic Projects of the RF Ministry of Telecom & Mass Communications has explained what FAN ID is for, how Russian and foreign fans can issue and where they can get it.
Regular visa regime
A regular visa regime for entering the Russian Federation applies if a tourist has no FAN ID, for instance when a fan brings his family members who will not visit a match.