David Beckham will present England's Bid Book to FIFA at its headquarters in Zurich on Friday.
Beckham, who will miss this summer's finals due to an Achilles injury suffered with AC Milan in March, has been an ambassador of the bid throughout. It is believed that the presence of Beckham in Switzerland at the end of the week will add further weight.
Football Association and bid chairman Lord Triesman said: "It's fantastic news that David's schedule has enabled him to present and head our bid in Zurich. It is entirely appropriate that he does so as our bid is about football and the passion for it in our country.
"Nobody represents that better than David. He is a fantastic footballer and a global role model.''
The Bid Book is the document outlining the technical details and vision of each candidate campaigning to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Each country must present these to FIFA on Friday, with technical inspections due between July and September, and the final vote by FIFA's executive committee on December 2.
It is expected that 2018 will go to Europe - where Russia, plus joint bids by Spain/Portugal and Holland/Belgium, are up against England. The other countries expected to fight it out for 2022 are Australia, USA, Qatar, Korea and Japan.