As of 1 February 2018 the Embassy of Latvia in the United Arab Emirates accepts applications for short term “C” visas to Latvia from all citizens and residents of the Gulf countries (United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar). All applications should be submitted at the VFS Global office.
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.
Please see detailed information in the corresponding VFS Global website:
United Arab Emirates
A residence permit is a document providing a foreigner the rights to reside in the Republic of Latvia for a definite period of time (a temporary residence permit) or permanently (a permanent residence permit). A residence permit is necessary if you are willing to reside in the Republic of Latvia for a period of time exceeding 90 days within half a year counting from the first day of entrance
A residence permit is issued by the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs in Latvia (OCMA, http://www.pmlp.gov.lv/en/home/services/residence-permits/doc2/)
ONLY citizens and residents of the Gulf countries (United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar) can apply for a residence permit at the Embassy of Latvia in the United Arab Emirates.