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The Latvian representations have started issuing uniform or Schengen visas as of 21 December 2007.
Foreign nationals holding a residence permit, or a document considered to be equal to one, issued by one of the Schengen Agreement Member States, including Latvia, may travel freely within the territory of other Schengen Agreement countries for a period up to 90 days in any 180-day period, if they comply with provision of Article 5 of the Schengen Borders Code.
Each Schengen Agreement member state decides on its own, with which documents issued by it, a person may travel to other member states.
If it is not clear, whether a specific document grants such rights, one should consult the immigration institutions of his home state.
Countries where Latvia is represented in issuing Schengen visas by other Member State
Please note that the Diplomatic and Consular Missions representing Latvia in the issuance of visas in third countries accept visa applications only from the citizens of state of residence and from those third-country residents who are staying in this state with residence permits.
When applying for a visa at a Diplomatic and Consular Mission issuing Schengen visas on behalf of Latvia, the applicant should be aware of the following:
An inviting party will be provided with an invitation in paper-form if the Diplomatic and Consular Mission of the other Schengen Member State issuing visas on behalf of Latvia is indicated as the location for applying for a visa. After the receipt of the invitation it must be forwarded to the visa applicant. Countries where Latvia is represented
(*The information from the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia)