World Grand Champions Cup visa applications - Information for journalists


The 2017 edition of the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup will take place from September 5 to 10 (women) and from September 12 to 17 (men)

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 17, 2017 - The International Volleyball Federation would like to inform journalists wishing to attend the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup in Japan of the following visa application process. The process is the same for both the men's and the women's competitions.

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 July 28.

FIVB Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup - Application form for journalists
FIVB Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup - List of applicants for national federations

Each national federation will forward a list of verified journalists to the FIVB ( by August 1, including completed versions of the two forms above.

The International Volleyball Federation will then confirm the final list of visa applicants and inform the World Grand Champions Cup 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 in the middle of August.

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.

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


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