Latvia Visa and Passport Requirements
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A passport valid for three months beyond the length of stay and issued within the past 10 years is required by all nationals listed in the chart above except (1) EU nationals holding a passport or national ID card which is valid for the duration of stay.
If travelling from one border-free Schengen country to another however, EU nationals are not required to show a passport or national ID card. It is still recommended that you travel with your passport or ID card to prove your identity if necessary though. Note that Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the UK are not part of the Schengen area, so a passport or ID card is required if travelling to/from these countries.
EU nationals are not required to possess a return ticket or show sufficient funds.
Visas are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for stays in Latvia of up to 90 days within any six-month period.
Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Latvia.
Schengen visa: €60/£50. Reductions are available for some nationals and for children.
Nationals of a few countries require a transit visa even if staying in the international transit area of the airport; check with the embassy for details.
Schengen visa applicants need to show proof of sufficent funds to cover their stay.
For stays over 90 days, EU nationals must register with the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (www.pmlp.gov.lv). Non-EU citizens must obtain a residence permit.
Holders of Schengen visas can only extend their visas in exceptional circumstances such as force majeure or for humanitarian reasons.