List of documents
for a Schengen visa

Visa for visits in case of severe illness or death of a close relative

  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


  • The passport must be signed

  • The passport must have a validity period of at least 3 months after the expiry of the visa.

  • The validity of the passport should not exceed 10 years. Extended passports are not accepted.

  • The foreign passport must contain at least 2 blank (blank) pages intended for visas.

  • Passports are accepted without additional covers (plastic, leather).

  1. National passport (photocopy)

Original and copy of the first 2 pages of national passport (page with personal data, page with information about the place of residence) 
For minors: Original and copy of the birth certificate should be provided (for minors under 18 years); 
From the age of 14: original and a copy of the first 2 pages of national passport (page with personal data, page with information about the place of residence).


  1. Photo (1 picture)


The photo must meet the following criteria:

  • Size 3.5 x 4.5 cm, without oval, color, clear, clean and contrast,

  • The photo must be printed on high-quality paper on a white or light gray background,

  • Photos should be no more than 6 months,

  • Full frontal view photo, so that the person occupies 70-80% of the photograph.

If the applicant wears glasses, the photo must also meet the following criteria:

  • Unglazed glasses,

  • The frame should not cover any part of the eye,

  • There should be no glare.

Do not crop and stick the photo to the Application Form, it will be done for you by the employees of the visa center.


  1. Health insurance policy (copy)


  • Medical insurance with at least EUR 30,000 coverage;

  • 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;

  • Single visa: the health insurance policy should include 15 additional days. For example, if a visa is requested for 10 days from June 1 to June 10, the health insurance policy must be presented from June 1 to June 25 with a policy period of 10 days.

* When issuing a multiple Schengen visa, the health insurance policy can only be granted for the first visit to the Schengen territory with an additional corridor of 15 days.


  1. Documents confirming the availability of funds for the period of stay in Latvia.

If the host person or company doesn’t cover any expenses and accommodation, you need to confirm the availability of sufficient funds to stay in Latvia yourself.
  • Bank Statement of cash flows for the past 3 months

  • 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 covers your expenses in Latvia, please provide the following documents:
  • Sponsorship letter (sing by sponsor);

  • Bank statement or work certificate;

  • Copy of 2 pages of national passport  (personal data , place of residence).

  1. The completed Consent to processing of personal data signed personally by the applicant.


  1. Documents confirming the purpose of the trip:

  • A telegram certified by the attending physician or death certificate

  • Documents proving the relationship with the sick or deceased (birth, marriage, change of surname)

In case of absence of documents proving the relationship:

  • Record number of the invitation, issued and certified by the Office for Citizenship and Migration Affairs of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Latvia, or

  • Confirmation of the hotel reservation or electronic reservation, where all guests are indicated (First name, Last name).

In the case of a lease of real estate from a private individual, you must provide a notarized lease, which shows all guests and provide an extract from the land register issued not earlier than 2 years ago. The property owner can print an extract from the register of the land books:

  • Tickets in both directions

In the case of trip by car, the following documents are provided:

  • copies of the registration certificate of the if visa is not requested for him.,

  • valid visa of the owner of the vehicle or notarized power of attorney for the right for driving the vehicle abroad,

  • copies of driver's license,

  • valid visa of driver if visa is not requested for him.

Please note, if you are crossing the border by the car you need to have the certificate of periodic technical inspection of vehicle.


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


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


There is a possibility  to receive a visa on the day of appeal, if  the Consular Section is provided with all the necessary documents.

In case of urgent need of travel, the applicant shall be given the opportunity to apply for a visa in 4 working days before the intended date of departure.
All documents issued in express case on the 5th day from the date of submission, are delivered at the address: Nizhny Susalny lane., 5/19.
PONY EXPRESS service fee:

Moscow — 18 EUR
Saint-Petersburg — 20 EUR
Kaliningrad — 18 EUR
Pskov — 15 EU
Regions — 28 EUR

According to the rate of the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia.