In connection with the expulsion of diplomats from the Embassy of Latvia in Belarus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would like to announce that the consular services offered by the Embassy in Minsk have been discontinued for an indefinite period.
Latvian nationals who find themselves in an emergency situation in Belarus and require consular assistance (for instance, upon losing their identity document) are requested to contact an embassy of any EU Member State in Minsk or the Consulate of Latvia in Vitsebsk, or the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at their telephone number for emergencies, +371 26337711.
Concerning the possibilities for receiving consular services (passports/ID, statements etc.) please contact any diplomatic or consular mission of Latvia, for instance, the Consulate in Vitsebsk, the Embassy in Ukraine, the Embassy in Poland, etc.
Entry visas to Latvia can only be received at the Consulate in Vitsebsk by persons whose permanent place of residence is located in the Vitsebsk Region. In addition, the Consulate accepts visa applications from cargo and passenger carriers as well as persons who are under the threat of persecution for political reasons in Belarus.