- The Republic of Latvia as a Member of Schengen Area
- Who Needs Schengen Visa to Travel to Latvia?
- Who Doesn’t Need Schengen Visa to Travel to Latvia?
- Latvia Travel Requirements
- Schengen Visa Types of Latvia
- Apply Schengen Visa to Latvia
- Documents Checklist
- Documents Required Based on your Employment Status
- Documents Required for Minors
- Documents Required for Airport Transit Schengen Visa
- Documents Required for Tourist Schengen Visa
- Documents Required for Visitor Schengen Visa
- Documents Required for Business Schengen Visa
- Documents Required for Official Visit Visa
- Documents Required for Study Schengen Visa
- Documents Required for Medical Schengen Visa
- Documents Required for Sports Cultural Schengen Visa
- List of International Airports in Latvia
The Republic of Latvia as a Member of Schengen Area
Latvia became a member of the Schengen area after signing the Schengen agreement on . Latvia implemented issuing Schengen Visa for foreign travelers since . Latvia also a member of the European Union located in central Europe.
Who Needs Schengen Visa to Travel to Latvia?
Citizens of the following countries must need to apply and get Schengen visa to travel Latvia or any Schengen member country for tourism or business purpose
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Who Doesn’t Need Schengen Visa to Travel to Latvia?
Citizens of the following countries no need to apply and get Schengen visa to travel Latvia or any Schengen member country for tourism or business purpose
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Latvia Travel Requirements
Latvian border officials ask for the travel and identification documents when you are at any Latvian port of entry (Airport).
Documents Required at the Airport
- Legit Passport or Travel Document
- Visa Document
Latvia Entry Border Officials Common Questions
How long you expect to Stay in Latvia?
What is the aim of your visit to Latvia?
Where are you going to stay in Latvia?
Schengen Visa Types of Latvia
Schengen Visa is given for short stays up to 90 days in Latvia
Latvian Airport Visa
This type of visa also called transit visa this visa is given to the people who want to travel to another country passing Latvian airport
Latvian Tourist Visa
This visa type is given to the people who want to visit Latvia as tourists/volunteers
Latvian Visitor Visa
This visa type is given to the people who want to visit Latvia as their family members or friends living in Latvia
Latvian Business Visa
This visa type is given to the people who want to do business in Latvia as they want to attend to business fairs, meetings, or set up businesses
Latvian Official Visit Visa
This visa type is given to the people who are government officials or delegations envoys when they want to travel to Latvia
Latvian Medical Visa
This visa type is given to the people who want to undergo medical treatments inside Latvia
Latvian Study Visa
This visa type is given to the people who want to do studies in Latvia through the validity of visa is always 90 days
Latvian Cultural, Sports and Film Crews Visa
This visa type is given to the people who attend sports events, film festivals or making films or cultural events in Latvia
Apply Schengen Visa to Latvia
Latvian visa application form
First of all, you need to get the Latvian visa Application form and fill it clearly as a possible sign it at the end of it.
Two identical photos
These photos should be in passport size your portrait color photo in the light background.
Your Legit passport this should not expire soon around the three months of your stay in Latvia
Passport should not be older than 10 years
It should have black pages to put visa stamps
Copies of previous Schengen visas if any
If you have traveled a Schengen state before
Schengen Travel Insurance
Your verified travel insurance when you have a medical emergency it should cover your expenses in medical treatment estimate of EUR 30,000 medical cover needed to Latvia
Your Cover letter
The clear statement of your purpose of visit to Latvia and how you spend time in Latvia, you complete itinerary
Proof of Accommodation
Booking details of your hotel accommodations in Latvia
Proof of Civil status
Your marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse,
Round-trip Flight Itinerary
Your date of departure and flight details and airport you are leaving Latvia
Proof of Financial Status
Your last three to six-month bank statements (recent)/ Income statements
Documents Required Based on your Employment Status
Latvian consulate/embassy of your country will ask for your employment status to fulfill the Latvian visa requirements
Employment Letter from employer
Leave permission from the employer
Currently Self Employed
Business Registration and Licence Document
Company Income/Bank Statements
As a student
Institute Registration Documents
No-objection certificate from school or university