Consular information

04.10.2019. 08:59

The Embassy of Latvia has appointed VFS Global to provide document collection and submission service for Schengen visa applicants traveling to Latvia. From the 6th of June, 2016 Latvian visa application centers in Beijing, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Jinan, Kunming, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Xi’an, Wuhan become operational. All Schengen visa applicants are encouraged to submit applications to visa application centers from where they will be sent to the Embassy of Latvia in Beijing for further assessment. Please visit service provider’s website for additional information and to schedule the appointment:

IMPORTANT: All visa applicants aged 12 years and over must apply for Schengen visa in person in order to have fingerprints taken.

The service focuses on delivering maximum convenience for clients. Please note that all applications are processed individually. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications in advance, as the Visa Officer may request further documentation or information, which can prolong the processing time. In certain cases it may take up to 30 days when additional documents are requested or an interview at the Embassy is scheduled.

All fees paid for processing a visa application is non-refundable. Any documents submitted (except passport) are not a matter of return after application is made.

If you want to visit Latvia, apply for a visa at the Embassy of Latvia. If you want to visit other Schengen country, apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of that country.

If you want to visit several Schengen countries, apply at the Embassy or Consulate of the country of your main destination or the country where you intend to stay for the longest period of time.

If you intend to visit several Schengen countries, but do not have a main destination, you should apply at the Embassy or Consulate of the Schengen country of your first entry.

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