Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a federal law in the preparation and hosting of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ and the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia.
FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) are very pleased about the enactment of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ law and grateful to the Russian authorities for their cooperation in finalizing this important project fully five years before the start of the tournament. The swift passing of the law shows the strong collaboration between the Russian government, FIFA, and the LOC on the two major FIFA tournaments to be hosted in Russia for the first time in 2017 and 2018.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup™ law will be the cornerstone of the operational set-up and preparation for football’s flagship event and covers all areas essential to the success of the tournaments.
From a fan’s perspective, the law permits visa-free entry to Russia for all 2018 FIFA World Cup™ match ticket holders and free overground travel on public transport 18 hours before and after matches.
Disclaimer:Neither FIFA nor MATCH Hospitality assume any liability or responsibility in respect of the application, issuance and use of such identification documents or the accuracy information provided in these FAQs, which may be subject to change. Please see the Hospitality Sales Regulations for more details.
The FAN ID team will provide direct customer support for those applying for a FAN ID:
A FAN ID is a personalised document that is issued and required by every single person attending any 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ matches. Pursuant to the Russian Federal Law No. 108-FZ of 7 June 2013, both a FAN ID and applicable match ticket are required to access the stadium on match day. Only one FAN ID is required per person for the duration of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.
A FAN ID will be valid from approximately two weeks before the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, until after the tournament. Exact dates will be published by FAN ID at a later stage. For more information, please visit the FAN ID questions and answers page.
It is possible for MATCH Hospitality customers to apply for a FAN ID prior to receiving their match tickets. Only fully-paid hospitality customers will be able to make use of this service. Please contact MATCH Hospitality Customer Service at email@example.com if you are an existing hospitality customer and would like more information about applying for a FAN ID.Alternatively, if you are a hospitality customer and you have received your match tickets, you can also apply for a FAN ID in Russia at a FAN ID Distribution Centre.For more information on applying for a FAN ID please visit www.fan-id.ru
All FAN ID applications must be submitted to FAN ID directly by the spectator. The customer and his/her guests are responsible for obtaining FAN IDs. Neither FIFA nor MATCH Hospitality assume any liability or responsibility in respect of the application, issuance and use of such identification documents or the accuracy information provided in these FAQs, which may be subject to change. Please see the Hospitality Sales Regulations for more details.
For more information, please visit the FAN ID questions and answers page.