List of documents
for a Schengen visa

Visa to visit relatives or friends

  1. Visa Application Form

You need to complete this electronic Application Form for Schengen visas. The ‪Form must be completed, printed and signed by the person applying for a visa. ‪For minors, the form must be signed by a parent or person with parental (guardianship) rights.

Please use the Instructions for completing the Form

 

  1. Foreign passport

Requirements

  • The passport must be signed
  • The passport must be valid for at least 3 months after the expiry of the visa
  • The passport must not exceed 10 years. Extended passports are not accepted
  • The passport must contain at least two blank pages for visas
  • Passports are accepted without additional covers (plastic, leather)

 

  1. National passport (photocopy)
  • Citizens in the military service who do not have a national passport must provide a travel order and «Type 33» Registration Form;
  • Birth certificate shall be provided for a minor child;

 

  1. 2 photos

Requirements

Photos must meet the following criteria:

  • Size - 3.5 x 4.5 cm, color, clear, clean and contrast,
  • The photo must be printed on high quality paper on a light background,
  • Photos shall be made no more than 6 months before,
  • The photo must be made from the front, so that the face occupies 70-80% of the photo.
  • If the applicant wears glasses, the photo must also meet the following criteria:
    • No tinted glasses,
    • The rim must not cover any part of the eye,
    • There must be no reflections

 

  1. Health insurance policy (copy)

Requirements

• Medical insurance with at least EUR30,000 cover:
• The policy is valid in all Schengen States, typewritten;
• No insurance deductible:
• The Embassy accepts insurance policies issued by insurance companies of the European Agreement and European Economic Area or Russian insurance companies accredited to the Embassy;
• If you plan to travel to Latvia once or twice, you will need to provide the appropriate medical insurance policy that covers all the intended stay, including the additional period of 15 days;
• If you apply for a multiple-entry visa, it is enough to provide the insurance policy for the first trip

 

  1. Evidence of sufficient funds for the period of stay in Latvia.

If the host does not pay any expenses and accommodation, you need to confirm the availability of sufficient funds to stay in Latvia yourself.

Requirements

  • Bank Statement of Cash Flows for the past 3 months

or

  • Original document confirming the regular income in the form of a Salary Certificate issued by the employer;

 

When applying for a multiple-entry visa the funds may be provided for the first visit to the Schengen Area accompanied by a statement/declaration on the need to have sufficient funds for the next visit to the Schengen Agreement member states.

If a third party pays for your stay in Latvia, then these documents must submitted in his/her name.‬ ‪In this case, the third party must provide the guarantee letter at random indicating that he/she bears the costs associated with this trip.

 

  1. The completed Consent to use the Service Provider's services signed personally by the applicant.

 

  1. Documents confirming the purpose of the trip:
  • Number of the invitation letter issued and certified by the Office of Citizenship and Migration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Latvia;

or

  • Original letter of invitation from the host person with his/her notarized signature.

 

  1. If you are a citizen of another country, please examine the list of additional requirements.

 

If you are accompanied by a child, please examine the set of mandatory documents.