List of documents
for a Schengen visa

Schengen Visa


Obtaining a Schengen visa of category "C" is necessary if you plan to visit the Republic of Latvia for private, official or tourist purposes, and the duration of your stay in the Schengen area will not exceed 90 days in the past 180 days.

The Schengen visa allows you to stay in the Republic of Latvia for the visa period and to cross internal borders of the other member states of the Schengen Agreement.

The Schengen Agreement stipulates for a Schengen visa to be applied for at the Consulate of the destination country.

Common Schengen visas are valid on the territories of the following states: Austria, Belgium, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, Estonia, Iceland, Italy, Spain, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland.  
Under the Visa Code, the member state of the Schengen Agreement whose territory is the only destination of a travel (travels) is authorised to review and make a decision on a visa application.

If the visit includes more than one destination, or if several separate visits are to be carried out within a period of two months, the applicant should contact the Consulate of the country whose territory constitutes the main destination of the visit(s) in term of the length of stay, counted in days, or the purpose of stay.

If no main destination can be determined, the visa must be requested in the Consulate of the country of first entry.