Updated: 27th September 2023

Visa Procurement

Please be advised that visa requirements are subject to change and that visa procurement is the responsibility of the traveller and not On The Go Tours, therefore it is essential that you check current visa requirements with the embassy before travel. Please also ensure that your passport is valid for at least 3 months from your planned date of departure from Latvia with at least two blank pages and your passport must have been issued within the last 10 years.

UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA passport holders do not require a visa for a stay of less than 90 days in any 180-day period.

For passport holders of other nationalities not included here, please check the Project Visa website for more information.

Latvia visa information for

South African Residents

Latvia is part of the borderless region known as the Schengen Area and South African residents require a Schengen visa in order to enter Latvia. A passport valid for at least three months from your departure is required and a visa will only be issued if blank pages are available. Requirements for the procurement of an Latvian visa are subject to change but application requirements include round-trip travel itinerary specifying entry and exit dates from the Schengen state and proof of funds to support yourself during your stay (approximately $50 USD per day). Visas are issued by the Estonian embassy in Johannesburg.

54 Melville Road, Illovo,br> PostNet Suite 480, Private Bag X9
Benmore 2010
South Africa
Telephone: (+27) 11 750 1600

See also

To help further plan your visit to Latvia, check out our handy Travel Guide resources:

Latvia tours - browse our trip offering to Latvia
Best Places to Visit - the top sites in the country
Best Time to Visit - climate and seasons in Latvia
Tallinn Vs Riga Vs Vilnius - your guide to the three Baltic capitals
Top Travel Tips - useful information on money, health, food and shopping