International Chess Federation
Friday, 26 Nov 2021 13:58
FIDE World Rapid & Blitz Championship 2021: Visa & technical info

The registration for the FIDE Open World Rapid and Blitz Championship 2021 and the FIDE Women's World Rapid and Blitz Championship 2021 continues.  Eligible players, accompanying persons, FIDE Principals, arbiters and media are invited to register via the following link:

The registration deadline is 12:00 PM Lausanne time on 18 December 2021.

Players are expected to read the tournament regulations before starting the registration process.

Regulations for FIDE Open Rapid & Blitz World Championship (pdf)

Regulations for FIDE Women's Rapid & Blitz World Championship (pdf) 

The citizens of thirteen counties (e.g. Russia, Turkey, Armenia, etc.) are not required entry visa to Kazakhstan; the citizens of 104 countries (e.g. Angola, Montenegro, the USA, etc.) can receive a В1, single-entry visa upon arrival at the international airport of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Nur-Sultan city; the citizens of 48 countries (e.g. Australia, Canada, France, etc.) are invited to receive B1, single-entry visa under a simplified procedure (3-5 days) at consulates of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

80 USD fee is charged for a B1 single entry visa (credit cards only).

You can find these lists of countries and complete visa information here.

If you have any questions regarding the registration, feel free to contact the organiser via email:

Official website of FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championship 2021: