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The IBU World Championships will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk

March 03 – 13, 2011

We are glad to welcome you to the Ugra land again!


  • In order to get an accreditation and book a room in a hotel, you should fill in the F5 form and send it via e-mail until the December 25th 2010 to: press@ugrasport.com,  fax 007-3467 32-21-36
  • How to fill in an application form (F5)
    • All fields are necessary to fill in
    • Form without signature and organization’s seal is not valid
    • Field “Other” should briefly describe your responsibilities
    • Application Form should be filled in separately for each person
  • Maximum number of applications from one edition: 2 – one journalist and one photographer
  • Deadline for accreditation process: January 5th, 2011. After that application forms will not be accepted.
  • To avoid misunderstandings, please find out your registration status in advance in a two weeks before the event (10-15 February):

Via e-mail: press@ugrasport.com, оr call 007-3467 32-21-37

  • The organizing committee has the right to refuse accreditation without explanation, or withdraw accreditation of media workers
  • When working in the press center is not allowed to:
    • Take autographs of participants;
    • Commemorative photo with the guests and participants;
    • Self-changing your workplaces and removing plates indicating the Media company from one workplace to anothe


Participants coming from visa countries are obliged to get visa for entry into the Russian Federation. Visa is issued by Russian Consular Institutions. For getting visa it is necessary to have individual invitation from OC.

Invitation Regulations:

  • For countries from European Communities:

Agreement between the Russian Federation and European Communities about Simplification of Visa Issuing for Citizens of the EU came into operation on the 1st of June 2007. In the Agreement it is stipulated that visas for people who are entering the country by sport exchange are executed according to the letter of the receiving organization (Invitation from OC).  Written appeal (Invitation from OC) on the basis of which visas will be issued should contain detailed information on the invited person (first and last name, date of birth, sex, citizenship, № of passport, terms and aim of the trip, number of entries, date of the passport expiration). Above mentioned written appeals (Invitation from OC) should be submitted to Consular Institutions in original.

Participants from the following countries receive visas according to such regulations:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, Estonia, Denmark.

For getting invitation according to these rules you should fill in form F1A. The form should be sent by e-mail at the latest 25.12.2010. It is necessary to write postal address where the original of the invitation should be sent to.

  • For countries not from the European Union:

Invitations for participants from non EC countries have to be made earlier than 30 days before the entry into the Russian Federation. In such a case the Organizing Committee can make visa invitation through the Federal Migration Service.

For every foreign citizen OC should enter an application of a standard pattern, besides passport data this application contains position, full address of the place of work, terms of staying in Russia, place of getting visa abroad (that means one exact city where there is Russian Consular Institution). Clear copy of the first page of the foreign passport is enclosed to such application.

The standard period of time of issuing such invitations is 30 working days. Then the original invitation is sent by post.

For getting invitation accord

Application form for Media accreditation F5

Submit application by Dec. 25. 2010 to Executive Directorate of Organizing Committee

Tel. +7 3467-33-17-33 Fax +7 3467 32-21-36

E-Mail: oc@ugrasport.com Homepage: www.ugrasport.com

It is necessary to attach the materials from the last competition. Accreditation is issued if the identity of Media workers




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