UEFA EURO 2020
Anyone seen any info on if we will need visa's for Saint Petersburg like we did for the world cup? Not sure how they would turn them around in time as we are obviously not confirmed to play there until a few days before.
In reply to Nicholas Small:
In reply to Peter Titmus:
Peter TitmusTo me that option looked the worst
I'm perfectly happy to collect my laminated Fan-ID in St Petersburg if I am able to print off the electronic version before my flight. The A4 paper version is sufficient to act as a visa substitute at the port of arrival. For the World Cup, you could exchange it for the laminated version at any of the Moscow airports. You had to walk past the issuing desk to get from passport control to the arrivals hall. My only worry is when the PDF electronic version will be available to print.
In reply to David Lilley:
Peter TitmusI’m in a similar position David except that my cancellable flight leaves Thursday for the Friday game, so I’d need the fan ID by end Wednesday. However my accommodation would need to be cancelled by end Tuesday.
Apologies for the separate question, but i cannot find a way to search this forum. I recall there was a thread back after the draw was done about a website which offers the ability to cancel flights for a full refund, for payment of a small fee. Searching with google i can't find any websites which offer this, only free cancellation in the first 24 hours after booking.
Can you remind me where i can book cancelable flights please? Thanks
In reply to Andrew Coates:
In reply to Andrew McCarthy:
Andrew McCarthyHow have you managed to book a cancellable flight to St Petersburg? Is this through a specific company?
I booked it through Opodo.
Peter TitmusThat seems like a plan if they confirm it. So did you pick ‘collect at the distribution centre in Russia’ on the application, or have you not got that far yet (it seem so the order number we have may not be enough to apply just yet anyway)?
I can't actually submit an application yet because I'm going to need a new passport before the Euros. Passport number is one of the input fields.
This is an extract from the Fan-ID FAQs
A FAN ID is issued on paper and in electronic form.A FAN ID on paper is a small laminated card containing personal data and a photo of the owner.A FAN ID in electronic form, containing personal data and a photo of the owner, will be sent to the e-mail address specified during registration for a FAN ID, in the form of a PDF file for printing on A4 paper before the start of the FAN ID validity period as an entry/exit document.
What I want to know is when will the electronic Fan-ID be available ? None of the 'normal' delivery options are practicable :-
#1 I can't get to a VFS Global visa center (sic) before my flight to St Petersburg leaves.#2 A Fan-ID posted to my UK address wouldn't arrive for days.#3 I can't go to the Fan-ID collection centre in St Petersburg because I can't enter the country if I don't already have the Fan-ID.
If the system says that an application based on a conditional QF ticket is invalid then, presumably, it won't be sufficient to actually win the R16 in Copenhagen. We'll also have to wait until UEFA updates our ticket portfolio to show that the QF ticket is now unconditional for St Petersburg. When will they do that ? And then, after we've submitted the Fan-ID application, how long will it be before we get the email with the PDF Fan-ID ?
The whole thing is looking like a nightmare. I just want the Russian authorities to tell us how the system works. If I know that I'm not going to get the Fan-ID in time then I could cancel the flights and hotel. I'd be gutted to miss the QF and waste my ticket because of bureaucracy but it would be worse if I also had to forfeit the money committed to the flights and hotels.
If there's anyone from the England team camp reading this post, please win the group !!!!!!
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