A new design of FAN ID has been presented

09 November 2017

Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation reported on approval of the FAN ID, which will be applied during the FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia™ to identify the spectators of football tournament.

A new design of the FAN ID has been developed specially for this event.

Deputy Director of the Department for Implementation of Strategic Projects of the Ministry of Communications Andrey Romankov said: "To visit the FIFA World Cup 2018 the viewers will be required to issue a new fan passport. They will be able to apply and receive FAN ID after purchasing tickets for the tournament".

For the first time in the history of FIFA tournaments, the fan passport (FAN ID, personalized card of the viewer) was used during the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Those who bought the match tickets could obtain it.

FAN ID is a laminated letterhead containing personal information and a photograph of the viewer. It can be issued free of charge and is valid for all the matches of 2018 FIFA World Cup. Together with the ticket for the match, it entitles you to free travel in additional trains between the host cities of the FIFA 2018 World Cup and the in public transport of the host cities in days of the matches.

Spectators of the football tournament will be able to order a FAN ID on the fan-id.ru official website and receive it directly from one of the issuing centers that will be opened later. The delivery of FAN ID to some of the post offices will also be arranged. Foreign fans will be able to use service for delivery abroad.

For foreign citizens and stateless persons a fan passport will give the right of non-visa stay on the territory of Russia. It will be available to viewers in the period beginning 10 days before the date of the first match of the FIFA 2018 World Cup and ending no later than 10 days after the date of the last match.

As reported in Minkomsvyaz, FAN ID registration start date will be announced later.