How to apply for a Schengen visa

23.12.2019. 11:23


From March 16, 2018, the registration for appointments and submission of documents for obtaining short-term visas to Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Switzerland is carried out by the VFS GLOBAL Visa Center.

In order to provide more comfortable conditions for obtaining short-term Schengen visas for trips to Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Switzerland, the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in the Republic of Uzbekistan has concluded an agreement with VFS GLOBAL on providing services in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Starting from March 16, 2018, citizens and residents of Uzbekistan wishing to visit the above-mentioned countries of the Schengen area will be able to register for an appointment and submit documents for short-term visas at the VFS GLOBAL Visa Center in Tashkent at the address: Nukus street 29, office 104.

Preliminary registration and additional information via +998 71 2025504 working hours from 08:30 to 17:00 from Monday to Friday

Registration for appointments - the name, date of birth and passport number of the visa applicant must be specified. Persons who have already submitted a preliminary application for submission of documents in the electronic system of the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia, but who wish to obtain a visa at an earlier date, can also register for an earlier date of delivery of documents at the VFS GLOBAL visa center.


Submission of applications: 08:30 - 15:30 from Monday to Friday


Issuance of passports: 08:30 - 15:30 from Monday to Friday

The amount of the state fee for a visa when submitting documents through the Visa Center, according to the EU Visa Code, does not change.


The tariff for VFS Global services is 25 euros (or 24 euros if the applicant is not required to submit biometric data) for 1 passport.

Payment is made in the Visa Center by bank transfer (on-line transaction using international bank cards with an automatic currency conversion).

Visa applications submitted through VFS Global will be considered by the Consular Section of the Embassy within 15 days from the date of receipt. In case of additional verification, the Embassy may consider the application within 30 days. If the Embassy of Latvia deems it necessary to conduct an interview with the applicant, the latter will be notified of this by the contact phone number indicated on the visa application form.

The Embassy asks to plan trips to the countries of the Schengen zone in advance and provide documents for obtaining short-term visas to Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Switzerland at least 14 working days prior to travel.

Citizens wishing to apply for a visa are also entitled to apply directly to the Embassy to the Republic of Latvia by pre-registration. The phone number for registration is +998 71 2342158 from 08:30 - 15:30 from Monday to Friday. For registration it is required to indicate the name, date of birth and passport number of the applicant for the visa.

Without prior registration, applications for issuing a visa are accepted from the following categories of citizens:

  • ethnic Latvians, Livs and their spouses and children;
  • members of the families of citizens of the countries of the European Union, the European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederation (family members only in accordance with the provisions of Directive 2004/38 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 29, 2004 on the rights of citizens of the Union and their families for free movement and stay on territories of the participating countries*);
  • Persons whose purpose of travel is illness or funeral of a close relative;
  • officials of state, regional and municipal bodies of the Republic of Uzbekistan - for persons traveling on business trips;
  • Employees of foreign diplomatic, consular missions and international organizations accredited in the Republic of Uzbekistan.

 *This Directive applies to an EU citizen who is sent to another Member State or resides in another Member State of which he is not a citizen, namely, an EU citizen realizes or has already exercised his rights to free movement.