Crossing the border

We strongly recommend that foreign participants and guests of the Fencing World Championships carefully study the procedures for crossing the border of the Russian Federation and the list of export/import documentation.

Participants of the Fencing World Championships 2014 will have to apply on a usual basis to the Embassy/Consulate of the Russian Federation for a single-entry humanitarian visa, on their own and at their own expense. The visa will be issued on the basis of an invitation provided by the Organising Committee.

Organising Committee issues the invitation upon the official request from the International Fencing Federation/National Fencing Federations.

Visa invitation request must contain the following:

  1. Official letter, written on the official letterhead, sealed and signed (Appendix 1)
  2. Participants scanned copies of a valid passport (the passport expiry date must be no earlier than February 25, 2015)
  3. Photo of the participant (file size should not exceed 512 kb. Appendix 2)
  4. Duly completed participants data table (Appendix 3, Guidelines for filling out the entry form – Appendix 4).

Visa invitation request should be sent to the following e-mail: no later than June 20, 2014. The Organising Сommittee could not guarantee any visa invitation support for the requests received after that date.

The official visa invitation request implies a request for the visa support only and is not considered as a participants entry form or registration for the participation in the Championships.

On the basis of the information received, the Organising Committee will issue an official visa invitation, which will be sent to the participant by e-mail. Upon receiving the invitation, a participant is to collect all the documents in accordance with the requirements of the Embassy/Consulate of the Russian Federation and submit the documents, together with the invitation issued by the Organising Committee, to the Embassy/Consulate of the Russian Federation.

The Organising Committee WILL NOT cover the cost of obtaining a visa to enter the Russian Federation.

More detailed information on the documents required and the fees for issuing the visa (visa fee) is available on the website of the Embassy/Consulate of the Russian Federation of the city in which the participant intends to apply for a visa.


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