The International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) has launched the process to find a host for the 2018 World Judo Championships.
The event in two years’ time is among a number of major competitions in the sport which the IBSA are seeking hosts for.
The 2018 World Judo Championships are scheduled to be held between September and October and the IBSA has called for countries to stage the event.
It comes amid plans from IBSA Judo to prepare the next four year programme in the lead-up to the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
The IBSA have also asked countries to submit applications to hold Continental Championships in the Asia and Oceania and Pan American regions.
They are also seeking hosts for events in the same areas of the world in 2019.
All competitions are scheduled to take place between March and early June.
The events will provide key world ranking points, with qualification for the next Paralympic Games due to start in 2018 with the World Championships.
A deadline of December 15 has been set for any country intending to bid.
It follows IBSA Judo also announcing they were looking for nations to host the 2017 Judo World Championships.
IBSA are the governing body for the partially sighted version of the martial art, which is a full Paralympic sport.
IBSA Judo Committee chairman Nobert Biro recently met with International Judo Federation (IJF) President Marius Vizer, with both organisations aiming to strengthen ties between the able-bodied and Paralympic versions of the sport following the success of Rio 2016.
The pair met at the IJF Presidential office to reflect on both the Olympic and Paralympic Games, with the next steps for developing visually impaired judo among the key aspects of their conversation.