What is the Short-term Visa (Category C)? | Визовый центр республики Латвия
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What is a short-term visa (Category C)?

This visa type is issued for a short-term visit to the Republic of Latvia (or another Schengen state) or for transit through the territory of the Republic of Latvia (or another Schengen state).

  • Depending on the travel purpose, a short-term Schengen visa may be issued for a single, double or multiple entry.
  • Your longest stay in the Republic of Latvia is 90 days within a half-year from the first crossing of the border of the Republic of Latvia.
  • The validity period of a short-term visa is a maximum of 5 years.