Foreign nationals submit their visa applications to the following authorities:

Visa applications to Latvia’s diplomatic and consular missions shall be lodged through external service provider VFS Global: further information is available on the website of the respective diplomatic/consular mission of Latvia.

  • Diplomatic or Consular Mission of another Schengen Member State, if the foreign national legally resides in a state where there is no Latvian diplomatic/consular mission, but another Schengen Member State is representing Latvia for visa purposes.

    Diplomatic/consular missions of other Schengen Member States represent Latvia only in the issuance of short-stay visas with the permitted duration of stay in the Schengen Member States not exceeding 90 days in any 180-day period.

    Diplomatic/consular missions of other Schengen Member States do not issue long-stay visas for Latvia.
  • If there is neither a Latvian diplomatic/consular mission, nor a mission of a state that represents Latvia for visa purposes in the country where the foreign national legally resides, the applicant shall apply to the Latvian diplomatic/consular mission with a territorial competence covering the applicant’s country of residence