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Accreditation for the London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships is now open and will remain open until 16 June 2017.
Please follow this link in order to submit your application.
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.
Those wishing to book official media accommodation for the Championships can do so via the link under ‘Accommodation’ below.
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.
Permitted Paid 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 will only allow you to remain in the UK for up to one month.
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.
You can come to the UK for a maximum of up to 12 months.
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.
We currently have two accommodation options for media attending the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships, both of which are 20-minute walk from the Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Park. To book accommodation click here.
IBIS – click here for full details
Epsilon – click here for full details
Both accommodation options are within walking distance of the Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Alternatively, a taxi journey would be approximately five minutes.
The rates are inclusive of:
- Buffet breakfast
- VAT at 20%
- Free Wi-Fi
Booking and cancellation
Room requirements can be booked online from January 2017
10% non-refundable deposit to be paid
31 May 2017
Balance due in full
10% non-refundable deposit will be lost
After 31 May 2017
Full booking balance will be lost
From Heathrow Airport
A number of public transport options are available from Heathrow Airport.
- The Heathrow Express service runs every 15 minutes from the airport to Paddington train station. The journey time is 15 minutes. Cost is £27 for a single journey and £42 for a return for tickets purchased on board, but significant discounts are available if tickets are booked online in advance. Go to heathrowexpress.com for more details.
- Heathrow Connect services run every 30 minutes from the airport to Paddington train station. This is a stopping service and the journey time is between 30 and 50 minutes.
- The London Underground (Piccadilly Line) also services Heathrow Airport. Trains run at least every ten minutes and the journey time to central London is less than one hour.
From City Airport
City Airport is the closest airport to the media hotels at Stratford.
It is a 15-minute journey on the Docklands Light Railway from the airport to the media hotels (Stratford High Street), or a 20-minute car journey.
For the London Stadium
The London Stadium is easily reached by public transport. The closest stations are:
- Pudding Mill Lane (Docklands Light Railway) – 10-minute walk
- Stratford (rail services, Docklands Light Railway and London Underground) – 15-minute walk
- Stratford International (rail services and Docklands Light Railway) – 15-minute walk
On competition days, a shuttle service will also be available to travel between Stratford International Station and the venue.
A limited amount of parking will be available at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for those who are not able to use public transport. If you would like to request parking, please email us at email@example.com for more information. Note that making a request does not guarantee you a place, as parking will be allocated on a priority basis, with preference given to photographers.
Note that if you plan on driving in London please be aware that the congestion charge is in operation weekdays from 07:00 – 18:00. For details on the congestion charge and areas affected please go to the Transport for London website: tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/congestion-charge
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.
For general London 2017 enquiries contact London2017@uka.org.uk