IPC World Championships
14 – 23 July 2017
Accreditation registration will open in the second half of January 2017 and will remain open until July 2017.
The accreditation system used to manage the IPC World Championships will be the existing IPC online registration system.
All UK media accreditation applications will be submitted to the local organising committee for approval.
All non-UK media accreditation applications will be submitted to the IPC for approval.
Media wishing to book accommodation will be able to do so from mid-January 2017. Further details regarding the designated media hotel will be made available on the ‘Accommodation’ section from January.
IAAF World Championships
4 – 13 August 2017
Accreditation registration will open in the second half of January 2017.
The accreditation deadline is 7 April 2017.
The accreditation system used to manage the IAAF World Championships is an integrated, web-based platform. Users will be able to register and use the system on smart phones, tablets and personal computers.
Accreditation access codes are required to access the registration website. Once the accreditation process opens in January 2017, these can be obtained as follows:
* National Press and Photographers
Should request accreditation access codes from UK Athletics
* International Press and Photographers
Accreditation access codes will be distributed through the IAAF Member Federations. Applications should be made to the national federation of the country where the headquarters of the media organisation represented is located
* International Agencies
Will receive the accreditation access codes directly from the IAAF
Once the press accreditation process opens and you have your accreditation access code, you will be able to access the IAAF online accreditation registration system from this page.
Upon registration, you will be able to:
- *Apply for accreditation
- *Submit accommodation requests
- *Upload travel details and documentation
All photographers will need to sign a photographers’ agreement as part of their accreditation application.
If you have any questions regarding the accreditation application process please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A full list of nationals who will need a visa to enter the UK will be made available along with the accreditation link when it goes live in January. In the meantime, you may check if you need a visa by using the following link: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa.
If you require a visa to enter the UK, please ensure that you/your organisation apply for the correct category of visa.
Standard Visitor Visa
This visa category is suitable for applicants who will be working at the Championships and will not be receiving payment from a UK source for any activities undertaken in the UK, except for reasonable expenses to cover the cost of their travel and subsistence.
If you are not eligible for the Standard Visitor Visa, please refer to the categories below to check which type of visa you will require.
Paid Permitted Engagement Visa
This visa category is suitable for applicants who will be working at the Championships to undertake a short-term activity and will receive payment from a UK source.
Please note that this visa permits the applicant to remain in the UK for a
Tier 5 (temporary worker)
This visa category is suitable for applicants who will be working at the Championships to undertake an activity and will receive payment from a UK source.
This visa permits the applicant to remain in the country for up to 12
For advice on your visa category and application, please contact Karen
Forbes on +44 (0) 7917 424561 or by email KForbes@london2017.org.uk.
Alternatively, you can find guidance online via the following link https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration.