Athlete Visa Information

A foreign visitor travelling to Russia must apply for a Russian visa at the Russian Consulate or via the Russian Visa Centre. This information is for Athletes only. Information for visitors can be found in the Visitor Info section.

To apply for a Russian Visa you will need an invitation letter. In order to receive a visa invitation letter, please submit the following information to Mrs. Anastasia Koroleva at

1) Scanned passport copy of good quality

2) The city where you are planning on applying for a visa

The process of issuing the invitation letter takes between 3 to 10 business days.

The Organising Committee provides support and assistance during your entire visa application process. Please contact the LOC if you wish to receive:

Contact details of the Russian Consulate or Russian Visa Centre in your country

Information about the documents needed for the visa application

Information about the type of visa you need to apply for, as well as other information necessary to fill in the visa application form.

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