Services as applying for a visa or visa extension are available by submitting documents by post.

  • Prior to entry into Latvia a visa shall be obtained at Latvian consular missions in foreign countries or at the consulates of other Schengen Member States which is competent to process Schengen visa application for travelling to LatviaIf the purpose of entry is employment, visa may be requested only at the embassy or consulate of Latvia.
  • In cases justified by the interests of Latvian state, force majeure or humanitarian considerations foreigners can apply for single-entry individual transit visas and short-term visas at the state border control points of the Republic of Latvia.
  • The period of stay in Latvia may be prolonged for foreigners only in certain exceptional cases. Documents for extension of the Schengen visa may be submitted - by sending via mail to the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (at Čiekurkalna 1.līnija 1, k-3), Riga, or to Daugavpils, Jurmala, Liepaja, Valmiera or Ventspils Divisions, while the documents for receipt of long-term visa – uz to the Migration Division of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs in Riga or to any customer service division of the Office outside of Riga.

Airport transit visas are issued only at the Republic of Latvia diplomatic or consular representative offices abroad!

When applying for a Schengen visa, the applicant shall present information enabling an assessment of the applicant`s intention to leave the territory of the Member States before the expiry of the visa applied for.

When lodging the application, the applicant shall allow the collection of his fingerprints in accordance with Article 13 of the Visa Code, where applicable.

Online application form – for Schengen C visa and for long-stay D visa