December 25 - December 31 / St. Petersburg 2018

Visa support

Please be informed that the invitation letter for Russian Embassies will be available for download at the online registration system
Registrations. Please note that the download option will be available only for accredited participants that based on the submitted country of passport, they are required to have a visa to enter Russia.
A participant may apply for visa either in his home country or abroad.
The main condition is to apply for a Russian visa only in official institutions, such as the Consular Section of the Russian Embassy, Consulate-General or an official Visa Application Center
Other institutions and travel agencies offering their services will have no access to the information regarding the World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships
When applying for a Russian visa, alongside with a complete set of documents requested by the Embassy, participants must provide the official invitation from the Russian Chess Federation
This invitation was approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. It is the main basis for issuing a visa that substitutes for a telex/ reference number.


All the participants are welcome to book air tickets in "Aeroflot" sales offices around the world.

In case there is a difficulty with flights availability for the period of WRBC, a participant should name the object
of the flight: "FIDE2018"
. Then the company representatives will contact "Aeroflot" Headquarters to confirm the flight availability and will provide maximum support in finding the best possible option to arrange the
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