Latvia government offers various kinds of visas to people who wish to visit the country. Whether you are traveling for work, to settle, to study and for leisure, you need to apply for the right type of Latvia visa before you plan your visit.
Surrounded by the Baltic Sea, a member of the EU, Latvia is a part Schengen Area. Therefore, the need to apply for a Schengen visa is evident to enter Latvia. If you are not sure about how Schengen visa works, you can either talk to Aspire World Immigration. Latvian immigration services are quite well developed. Moving to Latvia is an ideal option if you want to stay, work, research and travel throughout Europe.
As discussed above, Latvia is a part of the Schengen area. On entry into the Schengen area for the first time, standard immigration control procedures apply, but admission to any one of the Schengen countries is assumed admission to entire Schengen area without any further immigration controls.
Non-EU nationals with unified Schengen visas are allowed to remain 90 days in any Schengen country. If you want a prolonged stay you'll need a long-term visa or a resident permit.
Types of visas in Latvia
If staying in Latvia for a short time period under 90 days, a third-world national must apply for one of several types of visas in order to make his/her visit legal.
1. Airport Transit A Type Visa: Airplane ticket required.
2. Short Stay C Type Visa: A short-stay visa which may be issued for one, two or multiple entries. Travel health insurance, documents on sufficient funds and proof of accommodation is required.
3. Long Stay D Type Visa: Foreigners who need to stay in Latvia more than (90 days depending on the circumstances should apply for a long-stay visa. Travel health insurance, documents on sufficient funds, police clearance certificate, documents proving the purpose of stay and proof of accommodation required.
4. Visa with a Limited Territorial: Such a visa is not valid for entering all Schengen member states, but only those indicated on the visa. Travel health insurance, documents on sufficient funds and proof of accommodation required.
Latvia Schengen Visa: Basic Documents Required
☑ Completely filled online application form
☑ 2 passport sized photographs
☑ Valid passport with 3 months of validity. It must have three blank pages
☑ Travell insurance with a minimum of 30,000 euros coverage within entire Schengen Area.
☑ Cover letter
☑ Flight itinerary
☑ Travel itinerary
☑ Proof of accommodation
☑ Documents proving your civil status
☑ Proof of funds
☑ Employment offer
☑ Bank statement for up to 6 months
☑ NOC from the employer
☑ ITR documents
☑ Documents of business license
☑ Bank statement for the company’s account
If a Student:
☑ Proof of enrollment
☑ Leave approval letter
How to Apply
Follow these steps to successfully apply for the Latvia Schengen visa:
☑ Fill out the Schengen visa application form. Take the print out and sign it.
Note:Incomplete form or false information can get your visa application refused. Therefore, ensure every information provided by you is correct.
☑ Collect all relevant documents. Check all the documents asked to submit in the application. Check is you need to submit language efficiency examination scores or not.
☑ Book an appointment with the consulate in advance.
☑ Submit the application.
☑ Provide your biometric data.
☑ Pay the visa fee.
☑ Visa is issued.
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