VFS Global to facilitate FAN IDs for the
2018 FIFA World Cup
FAN ID will also entitle its holder visa free entry to the Russian Federation.
As Russia looks forward to welcoming football enthusiasts for the FIFA World Cup 2018, VFS Global offers extra convenience to football fans by providing access to more than 165 of its Visa Application Centres across the globe as FAN IDs distribution points.
FAN ID is a personalized spectator’s card, which provides fast and convenient access to the stadium for all spectators. Fans have the option of selecting their nearest most convenient Visa Application Centre for delivery of their FAN IDs.
In addition, with a FAN ID foreign spectators can enter Russia visa-free. It also entitles spectators to free travel on special trains connecting the host cities and on public transportation of the host cities on match days. Entry and exit to the Russian Federation with a FAN ID will be possible starting ten days prior and after to the date of the first and last matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Prabuddha Sen, Chief Operating Officer - CIS & Eastern Europe, VFS Global, said, “We are delighted to be working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and offer our services to facilitate FAN IDs for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup. Fans can collect the spectator’s card from our 165 application centres across 72countries worldwide. Vast network of centres, easy accessibility, online tracking, amongst other advantages, will make it much more convenient for visitors, providing them with greater speed and transparency in the process, thereby enhancing their overall World Cup experience.”
About VFS Global
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