There are 3 types of Visas that one may apply for to enter Latvia:
Schengen Visa (Short-Stay Visa C) – Individuals who wish to enter Latvia for short-term purposes (90 days within a 6-month period) must apply for a Schengen Visa, except in cases where visa-free administration can be applied (depending on the country). A foreigner who holds a short-stay visa may travel through the Republic of Latvia or any other Schengen states, and may stay in Latvia for not more than 3 months in a 6-month period.
Schengen Transit Visa (A) – entitles a person to stay in the transit area of an international airport in Latvia, during a stopover or change of aircraft.
Long-Stay Visa (Type D): Individuals who wish to enter and stay in the country for a longer period (max. 1 year). One may also travel to other EU/EEA states with this Visa type. This visa type is necessary for those that wish to acquire work and residence permits in Latvia.
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