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Visiting Nations of the European Union

Latvia is another beautiful but abandoned destination in Europe. Latvian authorities didn't bother to put it in their list of countries to go to, probably on account of the language issues and that it is not one of the top tourist destinations in Europe. But Latvians have good food, wine and culture and there is no reason why you should not see Latvian territory. All you will need is a Latvian passport and you are good to go. Latvian authorities don't encourage people overstaying for fear that they will attempt to reach Western Europe once more, but if you're planning to reside in Latvian you can not avoid having to make an application for a Latvian visa waiver in your travels.

This applies in the event that you wish to visit Latvia for tourism or work purposes. The Latvian government require proof that you plan to live forever in the nation. You have to see Latvia for a minimum of three years in order to be qualified for Latvian citizenship. To be able to achieve this quota (3 years) you need to visit Latvia every year for at least 90 days.

You will get a Latvian visa in any reliable Latvian travel service. Some of those agencies even offer a Latvian visa waiver, meaning that you don't have to pay any fees for obtaining the visa. These agencies may charge some fees, but should you end up in Latvian without a visa it is frequently possible to extend your stay by showing evidence that you have an intention to come back to the country. Many international visitors can't obtain a visa straight, and it's thus important that they look to Latvian travel agents for assistance. These travel brokers can arrange for the processing of a Latvian visa.

It's easier for residents of UK with a passport from another European Union country to apply for a Latvian visa. The only requirement is you need to live in Latvia for at least three years. There are no plans to alter the legislation relating to the residency requirements in the long run. However, as an EU resident you may typically be required to complete an online application for a Latvian visa.

You must complete the application form and submit it to the delegated authorities before or on the deadline dates indicated on the form. If you publish it after the deadlines, it may not be accepted. As soon as you've completed your application form, you should continue to wait patiently till the Latvian embassy receives it. There is usually a period of ninety times for these authorities to decide whether to approve or refuse your request. If they refuse your request to get a Latvian visa, then you will need to get a special waiver form from the Latvian Immigration office. You will be able to locate this form online.

If you plan to visit Latvia, then you will probably need to take advantage of the Latvian government' Latvian visa waiver. It is highly advisable that you apply for a visa early on to prevent disappointment. Typically you are able to wait for 3 years between the date of your last visit to European nations and the afternoon when you get a visa. Thus you can still see European countries for up to a year with a Latvian visa waiver.