Special entry requirements for Russia during the FIFA World Cup

Russia will increase security measures during the FIFA World Cup. Among these will be entry regulations that also affect the holders of long-term visas and foreign skilled workers.

Moscow is one of the eleven venues for the FIFA World Cup
Moscow is one of the eleven venues for the FIFA World Cup

The new regulation stipulates special registration for foreigners who are staying in certain Russian cities between 25 May 2018 and 25 July 2018. Foreigners must register within 24 hours of their arrival. This applies to the following cities:

  • Volgograd
  • Yekaterinburg
  • Kaliningrad
  • Moscow
  • Nizhny Novgorod
  • Rostovon-Don
  • St. Petersburg
  • Samara
  • Saransk
  • Sochi

The 24-hour period applies regardless of whether it is a working day or not. Upon arrival, foreign nationals must also submit a copy of their arrival confirmation, passport and migration card to the relevant office of the Russian Ministry of the Interior. It is no longer possible to register via post.

For more information on entry requirements into Russia during the World Cup, please see the article by our expert from Swilar at the end of the article.

If you have questions about the new regulations, please do not hesitate to contact our consultant for Russia Michael Kühn. Contact now



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