Latvia visa requirements for Nigerians

Travel and visa requirements

Basic Travel Requirements for Nigerians visiting Latvia

Travelers are required to fulfill the following requirements in order to apply for a Latvian Visa.


  • Fully completed and signed visa application form
  • Two recently taken photos. Both photos must be taken within the last three months and must follow all visa photo requirements.
  • A valid passport which is not older than 10 years. It should be valid for at least three more months beyond the date you plan to leave Latvia.
  • A round trip reservation or itinerary. This must include dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Latvia.
  • A travel insurance policy. A document that proves you have travel health insurance for the whole Schengen territory, with a minimum coverage of 30,000 euros in case of any medical emergency as illnesses, accidents and even repatriation in case of death.
  • Proof of accommodation. A document that shows where you will be accommodated throughout your stay in Latvia.
  • Proof of financial means. Evidence that you have enough money to support yourself financially throughout your stay in the country. This can be one of the following:
      • Bank account statement – that shows you have enough money in your account for the trip. The statement shall be no older than 3 months.
      • Sponsorship Letter – by another person that confirms they will be financially supporting your trip to Latvia. In order for this letter to be valid, it must be accompanied by a bank statement of the sponsor, no older than three months.
  • Proof of paid visa fee.  €60 for adults and €35 for children from 6 to 12 years old.

Latvia Visa for Nigerians

Facts about Latvia


Latvia is a small country which offers tourists a taste of nature at its very best. Tourists in the country are usually spoilt for choice with the plethora of attractions available in the country. The country offers tourists the opportunity to dream away on its white sand beaches or cycle through one of the many nature trails or having a relaxing time at one of the nature parks. Every moment is sure going to be a moment to cherish.
 
Tourist visits to Latvia are gradually increasing as more and more tourists get to discover the spectacular attractions on offer in the country. In the first three months of 2017, over 2.6 million foreign tourists visited the country which is a 7% increase in the number that visited the country during the same period the previous year. The majority of tourists who visited the country during this period were Russians followed by Estonians.
 
Foreigners traveling to Latvia will be refused entry into the country if they are found to be in possession of more than €10,000 or its equivalent in any currency. Anyone caught driving under the influence of alcohol will be jailed immediately. 

Types of Latvia Visa


Types of Visa Processing Time Duration of Stay
Tourist visa 10 -15 days 90 days
Business visa 10 -15 days 90 days
Student visa 10 -15 days 1 year
Work visa 10 -15 days 1 year

General Requirements for Latvia Visa


  • Fully completed and signed visa application form
  • Two recently taken photos. Both photos must be taken within the last three months and must follow all visa photo requirements.
  • A valid passport which is not older than 10 years. It should be valid for at least three more months beyond the date you plan to leave Latvia.
  • A round trip reservation or itinerary. This must include dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Latvia.
  • A travel insurance policy. A document that proves you have travel health insurance for the whole Schengen territory, with a minimum coverage of 30,000 euros in case of any medical emergency as illnesses, accidents and even repatriation in case of death.
  • Proof of accommodation. A document that shows where you will be accommodated throughout your stay in Latvia.
  • Proof of financial means. Evidence that you have enough money to support yourself financially throughout your stay in the country. This can be one of the following:
      • Bank account statement – that shows you have enough money in your account for the trip. The statement shall be no older than 3 months.
      • Sponsorship Letter – by another person that confirms they will be financially supporting your trip to Latvia. In order for this letter to be valid, it must be accompanied by a bank statement of the sponsor, no older than three months.
  • Proof of paid visa fee.  €60 for adults and €35 for children from 6 to 12 years old.

Latvia Visa Fees


Visa Type

Sub Types

Visa Fees

Tourist visa

100.00 (USD)

Business visa

100.00 (USD)

Student visa

100.00 (USD)

Work visa

100.00 (USD)

Latvia Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Nigeria


Location

Address

Abuja

Latvia currently does not maintain a personal embassy in Nigeria, but the Swedish embassy in Abuja represents Slovakia and Latvia.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What currency is used in Latvia?

The official currency of Latvia is the euro. A two-week transition period during which the former currency (lats) was in circulation alongside the euro ended on 14 January 2014.


Is Latvia expensive to visit?
Latvia is cheap, compared to Scandinavia and Western Europe. Food, hotel, and transportation are very affordable, and since Riga is fairly small, you can see all the major sights on foot.

Is there a Latvian embassy in Nigeria?
No, Latvia does not currently maintain an embassy in Nigeria. But the Swedish embassy in Abuja represents Slovakia and Latvia.

How safe is Latvia to travel to?
Latvia is safe. Much like every other place, just a little caution and you will be fine.

Can I easily get a job in Latvia?
Yes. With the right visa and permit, you can easily get a job in Latvia.
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1 year ago

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2 years ago

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11 months ago

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2 years ago

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1 year ago

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1 year ago

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1 year ago

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1 year ago

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