“We will have four mobile consular groups, which will work in the cities, where the Mexican team plays, ” De Icaza said at a press conference late on Monday.
The consulates will operate in Moscow on June 17, in Rostov-on-Don on June 23 and in Yekaterinburg on June 27, according to the official.
Depending on Mexico’s performance in the tournament, the mobile groups may also be launched in Samara or in St. Petersburg in July, De Icaza added.
The FAN ID is a personalized card which is part of an identification system for football fans. Everyone who buys a ticket for any World Cup game has to obtain a FAN ID. The card owners enjoy a number of benefits such as visa-free entry to Russia during the World Cup and 10 days prior and after the event as well as free railway tickets.
Russia will host its first FIFA World Cup from June 14 to July 15. The matches will take place in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don, Yekaterinburg, and Sochi.