Legal framework on issuing visas

16.08.2019. 13:25

All Schengen member states have harmonised procedures and conditions for issuing short-stay visas (for stays of up to 90 days in any 180-day period).

It is determined and governed by legislation binding for all Schengen member states.

  • Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code)
  • European Union visa facilitation agreements with third countries:

For a detailed information on the Latvian visa laws and regulations, visit the website of the Office for Citizenship and Migration Affairs.