Consular Section of the Embassy
of the Russian Federation
in Ireland
Address: 184-186 Orwell Road, Rathgar, Dublin 14, Ireland
Phone: +3531-492-20-48
Fax: +3531-492-69-38
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Opening hours
9.00 - 11.45 every day except Saturdays, Sundays and Russian National holidays.

FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the FIFA World Cup 2018 visa information

In accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, entry (exit) of foreign citizens and stateless persons arriving in Russia as spectators for sports events within the framework of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 (will be held from June 17 to July 2, 2017 in the cities of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan) and the FIFA 2018 World Cup (will be held from June 14 to July 15, 2018 in the cities of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Saransk, Volgograd), is carried out without issued Russian visasIf you apply for FAN ID, your passport must expire not later than 25/07/2018.

However, in order to be admitted to Russia foreign citizens/stateless persons must have a valid identity document (“tourist” passport) and a “Personalized card of the spectator” (also known as a “Fan ID”).

Information on the procedure for obtaining a Fan ID can be found on the websites of the organizers of the above sports events at: and


Update (09 Oct 2017) Here you can find FAN ID reminder information. Here you can find  Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation information on English, Spanish, French and German.

Update (15 Jan 2018) FAN ID information

Update (19 Jan 2018) Information for international passangers travelling on railways during FIFA World Cup 2018

Update (12 Apr 2018) The information on the migration legislation and foreign spectators registration with the police in the period of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ holding

Dear visitors,

In order to allow you to get more information abour Russia, we have started to post photo and video materials about our country, its main cities, historical places and sightseengs on our Facebook page. Should you have any questions or require any consular information, you are welcome to post your questions there or send them to us as private messages.

We invite you to visit our page and enjoy the amazing views of our country.

Dear visitors,

We are glad to inform you, that we have opened a Face book page, where you can get answers to your questions and get other useful information. Please, do not hesitate to visit us .