Russian Post began delivering the 2018 FIFA World Cup FAN IDs

The service will be provided free of charge
11 December 2017
Russian Post has begun delivering the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ FAN IDs. This was reported by the postal operator's press office.

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Within the Russian Federation the delivery will be carried out free of charge by a registered parcel post of the first class with a list of enclosures, and for the recipients of other countries the delivery will be realised by a registered small packet, the message says. Russian fans will be able to receive a mail with a FAN ID in post offices of 140 Russian cities. In order to receive the mail, one needs to produce an identification document proving the identity of the recipient, which is specified in the FAN ID application.

One can apply for a FAN ID on the website, where one can also choose the method of obtaining. In addition to the delivery by mail, Russia fans can also obtain FAN IDs at the distribution centres. At present such centres are open in five cities: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, and Kaliningrad. In the near future distribution centres will open in Rostov-on-Don, Volgograd, Saransk, Samara, Nizhny Novgorod, and Ekaterinburg.

In the summer, FAN ID was used during the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Russian Post's press office reminded that the handling and delivery of FAN IDs to both Russian and foreign fans was carried out for free.

A FAN ID is a personalized spectator's map, which is necessary for visiting the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. The documents are issued free of charge to every football fan and are valid if there are relevant tickets for the matches. Earlier, Minister of Communications and Mass Media of Russia Nikolay Nikiforov said that the 2018 FIFA World Cup organisers planned to issue up to 2 million FAN IDs.

The World Cup matches will be held from June 14 to July 15, 2018 at the stadiums in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Ekaterinburg, Samara, Sochi, and Rostov-on-Don.