The countdown’s on to the FIFA World Cup 2018!

Posted on Monday, 30 October 2017, by Alexey Motorny

Planning on visiting next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia? Then don’t forget your Fan ID! Not only do you need your Fan ID to get into any of the stadiums hosting the matches in next year’s competition (just having a ticket on its own isn’t enough) – it also allows you visa-free entry to Russia during the tournament, leaving you with more money to enjoy the competition. And that’s not all – your Fan ID also entitles you to free transportation in the Confederations Cup host cities, as well as between those cities. To apply for Fan ID, you will need the number of your match ticket, or the order number if it contains more than one ticket. There are several issuing centres in the various host cities, but for foreign visitors, by far the best option is to apply online. After sending in your application, you’ll receive a text message or email confirming your application has been received. It can take up to 72 hours to process an application. Afterwards, you will be notified that your application has been approved. You then have the option to receive your Fan ID by e-mail, or pick it up in person from one of the issuing centres. Needless to say, the e-mail option is the one to go for! Of course, your Fan ID is only half the story, and you can’t get one until you’ve bought at least one match ticket (you need a match ticket or order number to apply for a Fan ID). All tickets to 2018 FIFA World Cup matches can be purchased on the FIFA website. Please note that any tickets purchased through illegal intermediaries, such as online auctions and unofficial ticket exchange platforms, will be invalid, and you won’t be able to enter the stadium or get a rebate on any money spent. To buy tickets, you must first set up your account on the FIFA website. After logging into your account, you should submit a ticket application. This involves confirming your country of residence, agreeing to the terms and conditions of purchasing and using the tickets and the rules of conduct at the stadium, then choosing a ticket or set of tickets, entering your information, entering your guest’s information (if you’re buying more than one ticket), and confirming the purchase. To submit a ticket application, you also need to provide the following information about yourself and your guests: first and last name, date of birth, citizenship, passport number or other picture ID number (including for any children), and country of residence. As well as specifying your payment method, you need to provide a mailing address for ticket delivery, contact information (e-mail, mobile and home phone numbers) and preferred language of correspondence. Once you’ve bought your tickets and arranged your Fan ID, it’s time for the important bit – organising your travel and accommodation so you can concentrate on enjoying the competition. And there’s no one better to do that for you than RNTO. So wherever you’re going to cheer on your favourite team, choose us as your travel partner, and we’ll be with you every kick of the ball!