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The Embassy of Latvia in UAE is pleased to announce that VFS GLOBAL has been chosen as the service provider for managing the visa application submission in The Kingdom of Bahrain. Visa applications must be submitted at the Latvia Visa Application Centre in Manama. All applications will be assessed by the Embassy of Latvia in UAE.

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  • 26 March 2020

    The worldwide response to COVID-19 continues to affect the Visa Service. Our Visa Application Centre in Bahrain is closed, effective Sunday, 29 March 2020 till 09 April 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. For more information please click here.

  • 25 March 2020

    For the kind attention of our Latvia visa customers in Bahrain
    Owing to the ongoing global COVID-19 developments, our Latvia Visa Application Centre in Manama, Bahrain will not be accepting visa applications for processing until further notice.
    For more updates, we request our customers to check our website (www.vfsglobal.com) or the Embassy/Consulate website.

    We appreciate your understanding.

  • As per the Decision of the Government of Latvia, visa applications at the VFS Global can be accepted only for these categories as of 20 March 2020 until further notice:

    1. Family members of Latvian citizens (any nationality – spouses and children until the age of 21)
    2. Healthcare professionals, health researchers, and elderly care professionals;
    3. Transport personnel engaged in haulage of goods and other transport staff to the extent necessary;
    4. Diplomats who work in Latvia;
    5. Military personnel, and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their functions;
    6. Passengers travelling for emergency situation (humanitarian cause, for example, sickness, funeral).
    7. Seafarers (to go to their work place on the ship)

    Sportsmen can apply for Schengen C visa, but only for certain categories:


    1. Sportsmen who have an approval letter from the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA);
    2. Participation in the international competitions which are approved by the Latvian Sports Federations Council (LSFP).

    For all these exceptional cases prior approval from Latvia Embassy will be required before acceptance.

  • Important information regarding visitors to the Manama Visa Application Centre

    Visitors will have their body temperature taken at the entrance of the Manama Visa Application Centre. Your health condition will be assessed, and visitors with symptoms including fever (higher than 38 degrees Celsius), cough and difficulty breathing will be advised to seek medical attention at the nearest healthcare facility of your choice.

    We will continue to monitor the situation and post an update on this page.

    We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.

  • Dear Applicants,

    As of 17 March 2020 until 14 April 2020 international transit of passengers through airports and ports, by bus and rail to/from Latvia will be suspended. Visas for foreigners (short or long term visas) will not be issued for travel during this period – until 14 April 2020 (including). Kindly adjust your travel plans accordingly.

    Click here for more information

    We at the Visa Application centre will be accepting application only for travel as of 15 April 2020.

  • Increased fees for visa applications

    Please note: As of 02 February 2020 the Schengen visa fee per person (Short Stay Visa) will increase from 60 to 80 euros or the equivalent amount in your local currency. For children between 6-12 years old the visa fee will increase to 40 euros or equivalent
  • NOTIFICATION FOR CUSTOMERS IN BAHRAIN

    Due to the checks being performed by the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Bahrain, our helpline for Latvia is down. We apologise for the inconvenience and are really sorry to be holding you up. Customers can click on the click to talk option on the website to reach our helpline over the internet.

  • Beware of fraudulent job offers. For more details – click here

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