Consular Information

05.07.2023. 11:52

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Passports/ eID cards:  Latvian nationals can apply for passports and eID cards at the Consular Section of the Embassy of Latvia to the United Kingdom. To apply for a new Latvian passport and/ or eID card, please schedule an appointment in our electronic booking system. Additional information regarding the passport/ eID application procedure in Latvian is available here.

Please be advised that in accordance with the Official Language Law of the Republic of Latvia information regarding passports/ eID cards and the application forms is available only in the Latvian language. Applicants shall confirm with their signature that all their data that they provide on the form are correct. Therefore, it is important that applicants can fully understand the contents of the form used for issuing their identification document. Due to legal reasons, the Embassy staff cannot be involved in interpreting and translating the forms for the applicants. Should applicants have a language barrier preventing them from understanding the contents of the form, they are invited to attend the Consular Section with an interpreter or someone who can assist with interpretation.

Latvia issues biometric passports and eID cards, therefore the applicant must be present in person at the Consular Section of the Embassy of Latvia to the UK in London in order to apply for a new passport/ eID card. The appointment system opens booking slots every weekday morning for one working day 6 weeks ahead. New documents are issued within 3-5 weeks after the appointment.

Please note that due to the backlog caused by Covid-19 restrictions, the Consular Section of the Embassy of Latvia to the United Kingdom currently experiences a very high demand for passports/ eID cards and the estimated waiting time to renew the passport/ eID card is 3 months. In case you/ your children/ dependant family members have not registered with the EUSS and do not possess a valid identification document, please be in touch with the Resolution Centre (section "Get Help") to receive a paper application.

For other consular services:

To book an appointment, please e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and indicate:

  • the purpose of your visit;
  • your full name and surname;
  • your phone number.

Visitors are admitted only by appointment. Disclaimer: following the Law on Submissions of the Republic of Latvia, the Embassy:

  • will reply to your e-mail depending on the urgency of the issue addressed (usually within 5 working days), but no later than within 1 month from the date of receipt;
  • is entitled not to consider your e-mail, if you have not indicated your full name and surname;
  • is entitled not to reply, if the text of the submission is not objectively legible or understandable or the content of the submission is outright insulting and defiant. You take full responsibility for the contents of the message you send.

Please arrive exactly at the designated appointment time. The Consular Section is not able to take appointments earlier or later than the designated time.

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