Expedited Visa for
Latvia

When you need to get your visa for Latvia processed quickly, Travel Document Systems is here to help. All of the requirements and application forms, plus convenient online ordering.

Get a Tourist Visa for Latvia

Latvia issues Tourist visas for:
  • Tourist Travel

Latvia Tourist Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Latvia with a U.S. Passport, a Tourist Visa is not required.

No Visa Required for stay up to 90 days during half a calendar year January 1 to June 30 & July 1 to December 31

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Latvia Tourist Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Latvia with a Non-US Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact Embassy of Latvia directly

Get a Business Visa for Latvia

Latvia issues Business visas for:
  • Business Travel

Latvia Business Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Latvia with a U.S. Passport, a Business Visa is not required.

No Visa Required for stay up to 90 days during half a calendar year January 1 to June 30 & July 1 to December 31.

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Latvia Business Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Latvia with a Non-US Passport, a Business Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact Embassy of Latvia directly

Get a Diplomatic Visa for Latvia

Latvia issues Diplomatic visas for:
  • Official and Diplomatic Government Travel

Latvia Diplomatic Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Latvia with a U.S. Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is not required.

No Visa Required for stay up to 90 days during half a calendar year January 1 to June 30 & July 1 to December 31

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Latvia Diplomatic Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Latvia with a Non-US Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact Embassy of Latvia directly

Travel Information

Get the most up-to-date information for Latvia related to embassy and consulate addresses, foreign relations information, travel advisories, entry and exit restrictions, and travel tips from the US State Department's website.

Vaccinations

No vaccinations required.

While no vaccinations may be required to enter the country, you should still check with the CDC on their recommended vaccinations for travel to Latvia

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About Latvia

Read about the people, history, government, economy and geography of Latvia at the CIA's World FactBook.

A Brief History of Latvia

By the 10th century, the area that is today Latvia was inhabited by several Baltic tribes who had formed their own local governments. In 1054, German sailors who shipwrecked on the Daugava River inhabited the area, which initiated a period of increasing Germanic influence. The Germans named the territory Livonia. In 1201, Riga, the current capital of Latvia, was founded by the Germanic Bishop Alberth of Livonia; the city joined the Hanseatic League in 1285 and began to form important cultural and economic relationships with the rest of Europe. However, the new German nobility enserfed the indigenous people and accorded them only limited trading and property rights.

Subsequent wars and treaties led to Livonia's partition and colonization for centuries. In 1721 Russia took control over the Latvian territories as a result of its victory over Sweden in the Great Northern War. During this time there was little sense of a Latvian national identity, as both serfdom and institutional controls to migration and social mobility limited the boundaries of the indigenous people's intellectual and social geography. However, in the 1860s, the Young Latvian Movement was formed in order to promote the indigenous language against Russification policies and to publicize and counteract the socioeconomic oppression of Latvians, 60% of whom belonged to the landless, urban class. This growing proletariat became fertile ground for the ideas of western European socialism and supported the creation in 1903 of the Latvian Social Democratic Union (LSDU), which continued to champion national interests and Latvia's national self-determination, especially during the failed 1905 Revolution in Russia.

Learn more about Latvia in our World Atlas

About Us

Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.