If you plan to visit Latvia for a short period of time (no more than 90-days) for tourism, visiting family/ friends or business purposes, then you need to; firstly apply for an Approved Invitation Letter from the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (OCMA) in Latvia and afterwards, apply for a Short-Term Schengen Visa from Embassy of Germany in Jakarta.
As per the Schengen agreement, if the Republic of Latvia does not have its Mission for the issuance of Schengen visas, it must be represented by other Schengen Member State. The Republic of Latvia has an agreement with the Federal Republic of Germany on the issuance of a short term visa (Schengen Agreement) into Latvia for Indonesia territory. Application of short term visa (Schengen Visa) is therefore represented and assigned to be processed and issued by the EMBASSY of GERMANY in Jakarta at Jalan M.H. Thamrin No. 1, Jakarta 10310 and NOT by VFS GLOBAL at Kuningan City.
To apply Schengen visa to enter Latvia thru German Embassy, the applicant must make an appointment through this link (click here) - while information and applying for a Schengen Visa at the Embassy of Germany can be obtained through this link (click here).
APPLYING LETTER OF INVITATION FROM OCMA
While Schengen visa for entering Latvia is processed and issued by the Embassy of Germany in Jakarta, an approved invitation issued by the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (OCMA) of the Ministry of the Interior of Latvia with validity for 6 months from the date of approval must be applied for and obtained before applying for a visa at Embassy of Germany.
Letters of invitation can be applied for and submitted at any regional office of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (OCMA) of the Ministry of the Interior of Latvia or address Ciekurkalna 1, Linija 1, K-3, Riga LV-1026 by the inviter directly or making an appointment by phone +3716782 9750 or e-mail [email protected] by:
The inviter or individual submits a letter of invitation, written in free form, providing their contact information and the following information about the foreign national being invited. While the Legal Entity as inviter submits a written application providing the contact information; the registration number and legal address of the legal entity shall be specified:
a. Name(s), Surname;
c. Date of Birth;
d. Place of Birth;
e. Address of Residence;
f. Reason or Purpose of Entry;
g. The Anticipated Place of Residence and Length of Stay in Latvia;
h. The Location (Office) where the visa application will likely be submitted.
The inviter or individual or legal entity shall write a testimony to assume liability for the departure of the invited foreigner from Latvia at a specified time as well as, if necessary, ensures the covering of expenses related to health care, residence in the Republic of Latvia and return of the foreigner to the country of domicile while presents a valid identification document (passport), submit a payment of the State fee and if required, provides other documents that confirm the following:
- Relationship of the inviter to the foreigner being invited;
- The need for the foreigner to come to Latvia;
If a legal entity wishes to invite a foreigner whose purpose of entry is a religious activity, the request thereof shall be coordinated with the Board of Religious Affairs before submission to the Office. Such coordination is not necessary for the applications of Evangelical Lutheran Church, Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox Church, Old Believers, Methodist, Baptist, Seventh Day Adventist or believers in Moses (Judaism) denominations.
For obtaining updated information about applying for the letter of invitation from PMLP/ OCMA, click here
APPLYING SHORT-TERM VISA (SCHENGEN VISA)
Please note that the Embassy of Germany in Jakarta represents Latvia in the issuance of short-term Schengen visas in Indonesia will accept visa applications only from the citizens of Indonesia and those third-country citizens who are staying in Indonesia with residence permits.
Types of short-term Schengen visas (uniform visa, visa with limited territorial validity and airport transit visa) that can be processed and issued by the Embassy of Germany representing Latvia will only valid with duration no more than 90 days in any 180-day period:
A – Airport Transit Visa
C – Short Term Visa
"A" Type Visa allows transit through the international transit areas of airports of the Schengen Member States:
"C" Type Visa allows transit through or an intended stay in the territory of the Schengen Member States of a duration of no more than three months in any six-month period from the date of the first entry in the territory of the Schengen Member States:
When applying for a visa at the Embassy of Germany in Jakarta who is issuing Schengen visas on behalf of Latvia, the applicant should be aware of the following:
Before applying for a visa at the Embassy of Germany in Jakarta, the inviting party will be provided with an approved invitation in paper-form issued by the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (OCMA) of the Ministry of the Interior of Latvia which the approved invitation must be forwarded to the visa applicant in Jakarta (see below for more information).
Applicants are to follow the Schengen visa application procedures & to pay the visa processing fee of the Embassy of Germany in Jakarta. More details can be seen below:
Applicants can call the visa section at the Embassy of Germany at + 62-21-39855114 for all inquiries related to Schengen visa applications. The operating to call the visa section is Tuesday to Thursday (From 13.30 to 15.30 WIB).