Women's World Championship visa applications - Information for journalists


Lausanne, Switzerland, August 6, 2017 - The International Volleyball Federation would like to inform journalists wishing to attend the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship in Japan of the following visa application process.

In order to obtain a visa, journalists should complete the Application form for Journalists which can be downloaded from the link below and send the completed form to their national federation before August 13.

FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship Japan 2018 - Application form for journalists

Each national federation will forward a list of verified journalists to the FIVB ( by August 17, including completed versions of the form above.

The International Volleyball Federation will then confirm the final list of visa applicants and inform the Women's World Championship National Organising Committee. Once the National Organising Committee has received the final list of applicants, it will issue "Letters of Guarantee" and "Invitation Letters" to the relevant national federations, so that they can distribute these to each journalist attending the event.

Successful applicants can expect to receive their letters at the beginning of September.

Journalists should then take these letters to the Japanese embassy in their country to apply for a visa.

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Please note that journalists should not contact the Japanese Volleyball Association directly. Only visa application forms sent via the channels described above will be considered.

Journalists wishing to book accommodation should contact:

Tobu Top Tours - WWCH2018 Traveldesk
Contact person: Yuika SATO(Ms), Sachie YAMADA(Ms), Motoko FUKUSHIMA(Ms)
Mail to:
TEL: +81-3-5348-2730
FAX: +81-3-5348-2731

Please also note that the visa application and accreditation processes are separate. Journalists wishing to obtain an accreditation for the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship should apply to the FIVB once the accreditation process for the competition is opened on


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