The Russian Foreign Ministry will approve a special facilitated visa procedure for all categories of participants of the 2020 ECA Junior & U23 Canoe Sprint European Championships, i.e. athletes, members of the official delegations, International Technical Officials, ECA Family members and official guests, as well as media representatives.
All the Russian Consulates throughout the Europe will be notified of the above procedure. According to it the visas are to be issued on a priority basis, i.e. within three days from the date of application (or on the same day if necessary) at any Russian Consulate regardless of citizenship.

In this case after processing the personal data submitted to the LOC in a special EXCEL form, a scanned invitation letter will be issued and sent to the applicant(s). It is to be submitted to any Russian Consulate or its authorized Visa Handling Service Centre regardless of citizenship along with other personal documents (such as passport, the necessary number of pictures, completed application form, etc.) for visa processing in person or by a representative.

Some consulates of the Russian Federation accept postal applications. Though there is a number of consulates, where personal attendance is required for fingerprints.
All details are to be checked on the consular website in advance.


A special EXEL form with personal data of members of delegations should be sent to the organizing committee ( no later than June 1, 2020
The copies of passports valid not less than 6 months from the date of entrance should be enclosed.