Applying for a Long Stay (national) visa

12.10.2021. 12:50

In response to high spread of COVID-19 in Latvia, the Cabinet of Ministers declares a state of emergency, which will remain in effect for three months as from 11 October 2021.

Visa applications are accepted only from certain categories of persons who can enter Latvia. These categories are mentioned in the Regulation No. 662 of the Cabinet of the Republic of Latvia:

Information on Epidemiological Safety Measures for the Containment of the Spread of COVID-19 Infection and self-isolation requirements upon arrival to Latvia are available on the Official COVID19 pandemics in Latvia informative webpage

Currently due to Covid-19 pandemics travellers may enter into Latvia based on the following requirements:

-          a Covid-19 test (only PCR test is recognized) must be taken, the negative result of which must be presented upon boarding or another medical document certifying that the person is not infectious has to be presented. The PCR test result or certificate must be issued within the last 72 hours!

-         within 48 hours before the arrival, person must fill in the electronic form on the website, indicating the result of the test and the purpose of the arrival.