The purpose of a FAN ID is to provide visa-free entry to Russia for the duration of the tournament and will be required to enter each stadium in Russia, together with a valid match ticket.
All guests and companions (including children) must obtain a FAN ID - you can apply for one once you have received your ticket confirmation email from FIFA or if your application has been updated on the FIFA website with a 'ticket request number'. As stated a FAN ID is not your membership card and looks like this.
For the avoidance of doubt your membership card provided to you when you join the Travel Club (see below) will not act as your visa into the country.
We have been advised that once requested, the FAN ID can take about a month to arrive via post. Alternatively, fans can request that their FAN IDs be sent to a visa collection centre.
The FAN ID is valid from 10 days before the first match until 10 days after the final match.
The link to register for a FAN ID is: https://www.fan-id.ru/.
The FAN ID entitles ticketholders to the World Cup to free transport services around the host stadiums on match days. Spectators are allowed to travel to matches on the additional trains provided as long as they have a valid match ticket, a form of photo ID and a FAN ID.
Visit https://tickets.transport2018.com/free-train/schedule for information about the free rail services around Russia during the tournament to reserve your ticket. Please be aware that the current timetable advertised is subject to change and further services will be added by the Russian authorities at later dates.
When applying for a FAN ID via the website you will be requested to upload to a recent photo of yourself - the photo must be in .jpeg or .jpg format with a maximum file size of 1 MB. Russian authorities have stated that there should not be anything or anyone else in the photo with you and the face and eyes must be clearly visible in colour. Fans who always wear glasses may upload a photo with their glasses on but they must not be tinted.
When filling in your personal details, the Zip Code (postcode) must be completed in capital letters; dates of birth must also be entered DD/MM/YYYY.
We have been advised that when accessing the stadium, if the photo of the FAN ID does not match the person entering, Russian authorities may not permit that person entry to the stadium. Similarly, the name on the ticket must be the same of that on the FAN ID; if this does not occur when accessing the stadium, we cannot guarantee that Russian authorities will allow you entry to the match.
If, after you have submitted your application for a FAN ID (and it has been processed) your details change or you realise you have submitted incorrect details, you will need to contact the FAN ID technical support team via: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have submitted your request for a FAN ID, you can check the status using this link https://www.fan-id.ru/status.html and entering your FAN ID application number.
For more information regarding the FAN ID, please visit https://www.fan-id.ru/help.html
Neither The England Supporters Club, The FA nor FIFA are responsible for the application and issue of FAN IDs.
Please note: As the FAN ID is a personal legal document it cannot be transferred to anyone else.
article first published: January 2018
Anyone born prior to 999, might already be dead lol.
That's better Team England... You really must employ a proof reader. In all seriousness thanks for the update and info :)
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"rest in a bath" sounds pretty sinister!
Beats dodgy passports and knock off kitchens Adam!
Not sure about the bath but to be fair!
Should read bath bit.........
The typo could be misconstrued terribly!!!
When your application for a Fan-ID has been accepted, you can ask for a link from the Fan-ID issuing office which will allow you to download an electronic Fan-ID. This would be very useful if your physical Fan-ID is not going to arrive in time. The electronic Fan-ID can be used as a visa substitute to get you into Russia.
However, you need the laminated physical Fan-ID to get into the stadium and to access the free transport. If you enter Russia using an electronic Fan-ID, you can get a laminated one at one of the distribution centres in the host cities.
I've no idea why my message has posted twice !
Neurotic, or what?
Have the Commies got hold of thei website as well? See if this gets published!
I’ve got myself a last minute ticket to the Belgium game, do I have to pick up my fan ID first then the ticket? Or doesn’t it not matter?