Newcastle United are advising supporters intending to travel to next week's UEFA Europa League fixture with FC Anzhi Makhachkala in Moscow to apply for their relevant travel visa urgently, after advice from the Russian National Tourist Office.
Fans are advised to use the online application via the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, https://visa.kdmid.ru, with additional assistance available by contacting the Russian National Tourist Office in London on 0207 985 1234, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting www.visitrussia.org.uk.
Applicants are encouraged to use the Express Service, which offers a processing time of two working days and enables successful applicants to enter Russia on a single-entry basis. The Express Service is priced at £210.
Applicants will need an original passport with at least six months validity and two clear pages remaining, a passport photograph taken within the last six months and the applicable fee.
Completed applications can be mailed or couriered to the addresses supplied at the end of the application process or can be taken in person to the following locations (open 9am-6pm, Monday-Friday):
202 Kensington Church Street
16 Forth Street
Applicants who are self-employed, company directors who are working from home and those not in employment may be required to show bank statements for the last three months which have a current balance of £100 per day for the duration of their visit. They must show the applicant's name, transactions and current balance.
Ticket information for the fixture will be issued in due course, in accordance with information received from Anzhi Makhachkala.