Consular information

16.02.2021. 17:34

Starting from June 10, 2020, the Consular Division of the Embassy of Latvia to the United States resumed in-person appointments for consular services. Wearing mouth and nose covering while at the Embassy is obligatory.

Visa applications will only be accepted in exceptional cases involving national interests or on humanitarian grounds, such as:

  • family members of Latvian nationals (see here);
  • persons who come to Latvia for humanitarian reasons (for example, a funeral or a serious illness of relatives); 
  • employees and specialists whose entry into Latvia is necessary for the fulfillment of obligations of merchants and which has been confirmed by the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA);
  • freight and passenger carriers, including seafarers;
  • athletes, sports professionals, as well as representatives of international sports organizations, whose arrival in Latvia is related to participation in an international sports event organized by a sports federation or its member recognized in accordance with the procedures specified in the Sports Law. Athletes who plan to enter on the basis of an employment contract need to present a LIAA confirmation letter;
  • full-time and exchange students, if the higher education institution or college has issued a written confirmation regarding the matriculation of the student and the organization of studies in person;
  • foreigners whose arrival in Latvia is planned for the receipt of treatment (diagnostics and therapy) services within the framework of health tourism and has been approved by the Health Inspectorate;

  • certain categories of Cultural professionals whose arrival in Latvia is approved by the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Latvia and who are in necessity of the organization of cultural services and public events.

An electronic pre-registration system has been launched at the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia to the United States to apply for consular services (passports and eID cards). The information about how to apply for a passport and/or eiD card and how to schedule an appointment  with the Embassy can be found here

The Consular Division of the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia to the USA provides consultations over the telephone from Tuesday until Friday from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm Eastern time. Outside the telephone consultation hours please write to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Embassy is taking precautionary measures that might permit us to provide consular services by telephone in a limited capacity. Please prioritize emailing us to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Contact information

Telephones for consultations:

+1 202 328 2877 (for questions about citizenship, passports and eID cards or changes in the Population Register of Latvia);

+1 202 328 2878 (for questions about visas, residence permits or return certificates);

+1 202 328 2879 (for questions about requesting documents, notarial functions or other consular matters).

Fax: +1 202 328 2860

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2306 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008

Nearest metro station: Dupont Circle (red line).

There is no parking available at the Embassy.

Reception hours (by appointment):

Monday: 09:00 AM - 4:45 PM

Thursday: 09:00 AM - 12:45 PM

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: CLOSED for visitors

The Embassy is closed during the official Latvian holidays.

No consular services are being provided on federal U.S. holidays.

General consular information.

Portable Passport Stations in 2020



Application due


Los Angeles, California, address: Latvian Community Center, 1955 Riverside Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90039



Minneapolis, Minnesota, address: Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Minneapolis - St.Paul,
3152 17th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407



Chicago, Illinois, address: to be confirmed



New York, New York, address: Permanent Mission of Latvia to the UN, address: 333 East 50th Street, New York, NY 10022



Houston, Texas, address: Honorary Consulate of Latvia, 2120 Troon Rd,Houston, TX 77019




We encourage active use of Latvian government digital services by visiting LATVIJA.LV.