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Latvia Visa from Bangladesh: A Gateway to European Adventure

Latvia Visa from Bangladesh: A Gateway to European Adventure

Dreaming of exploring the enchanting landscapes of Latvia? Securing a Latvia Visa from Bangladesh is your ticket to this European gem. In this guide, we'll navigate through the intricacies of the application process, requirements, and provide valuable insights to ensure you are well-equipped to embark on your Latvian adventure.

 

Understanding Latvia Visa

To kickstart your journey, it's crucial to comprehend the nuances of Latvia's visa system. Whether you're planning a short visit or an extended stay, knowing the types of visas available is the first step toward a successful application.

Types of Latvia Visas

Latvia offers various visa types, each catering to different travel purposes. Whether it's a tourist, business, or student visa, we've got you covered with detailed information on the specific requirements for Bangladesh citizens.

Note:  Obokash Travel and Tours provides consultancy support for Tourist & Business visa.

Tourist Visa

For those eager to experience Latvia's breathtaking landscapes and vibrant cities, the tourist visa is the gateway to your Latvian sojourn. The process is straightforward, requiring essential documentation such as a valid passport, passport-sized photographs, and proof of accommodation.

Business Visa

Entrepreneurs seeking opportunities in Latvia will find the business visa tailored to their needs. Detailed business plans, letters of invitation, and proof of financial stability are crucial components of a successful application.

Student Visa

Aspiring students eyeing Latvian educational institutions must obtain a student visa. This involves presenting acceptance letters from Latvian universities, proof of financial means, and a valid health insurance policy.

 

Visa Procedure (Tourist & Business)


There is no Embassy of Latvia in Bangladesh. But all the C category short-term visas of Latvia are handled by the Embassy of Sweden of Bangladesh. But The Embassy of Sweden of Bangladesh has appointed VFS Global as an outsourced partner to facilate applications. Applications are required to be submitted on a walk-in basis and applicants must attend in person during visa application submission.

Embassy of Sweden, Dhaka:
Bay’s Edgewater, 6th Floor, Plot No.12, North Avenue, Gulshan 2, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
Fax: +8802222299032
Website: https://www.swedenabroad.se/en/embassies/bangladesh-dhaka

Switchboard
Sunday – Thursday, 08.00 – 16.00
Phone: 880 255 668 500

Consular section
Visiting hours: Sunday to Thursday 09.00 - 16.00 after the pre-booked appointment. 
Office/telephone hours for inquiries are Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 11.00-12.00.
Phone: +880 255 668 500
E-mail: ambassaden.dhaka@gov.se 

Visa section
Phone: Sunday and Thursday, 15.00 – 16.00
Phone: +880 255 668 525
E-mail: ambassaden.dhaka-visum@gov.se

Sweden Visa Application Center:
Delta Life Tower, Plot 37, Road 90, Gulshan North, Gulshan-2, Dhaka
Helpline No: (+88) 09606 777333, +88) 09666911382 (Sunday to Thursday 09:00 to 17:00)
Email: info.swedenbd@vfshelpline.com
Web: https://visa.vfsglobal.com/bgd/en/swe
 
Working hours: Sunday to Thursday: 09:00 to 17:00
File Submit: Sunday to Thursday: 09:00 to 14:00
Passport and Document Collection: Sunday to Thursday: 15:00 to 16:00                                               


Tips for a Successful Application

Step-by-Step Application Process

Navigating the visa application process can be overwhelming.Maximize your chances of visa approval with our expert tips. From crafting a compelling cover letter to presenting a well-organized application, Our step-by-step guide breaks down the process, ensuring you submit a flawless application.

Document Preparation

Begin by ensuring all necessary documents are in order. This includes a passport with at least six months of validity, completed application forms, passport-sized photos, and any additional documents specific to your chosen visa type.We'll ensure you have a comprehensive checklist for a smooth application.

Cost of Latvia Visa for Bangladesh Citizens

Budgeting for your trip is essential. Explore the various costs associated with obtaining a Latvia Visa and plan your European adventure without breaking the bank.

  • VFS fee: - Tk. 1750 (cash)
  • Visa fees (For Adult) – Tk. 7500
  • Visa fees (Between 6-12 years old) – Tk. 3750
  • Children between 0-6 years (until the age of 6 years minus one day) - No fee
  • Obokash Travel and Tours service charge TK. 3,000 (Notary and translation charges are additional- if needed). 

 

Biometric Data Collection

Many Latvian visa applications require biometric data, such as fingerprints. Plan your visit to the biometric data collection center promptly.

 

Processing Time

Time is of the essence. Discover the average processing time for a Latvia Visa for Bangladesh citizens and plan your travel itinerary accordingly.

  • Tourist visa: 15-45 calendar days
  • Business visa: 15-45 calendar days
  • Obokash Travel and Tours file processing time: 3-4 working days.

 

Application Tracking

Utilize the tracking services provided by the Latvian authorities to monitor the progress of your application. This ensures you stay informed throughout the process.

Visa Collection

Once approved, collect your visa from the designated location. Check for any specific instructions or additional requirements during this stage.

 

Latvia Visa Rejection: Common Reasons

Despite meticulous preparation, rejections happen. Explore common reasons for visa rejections and learn how to address them for a successful reapplication.

Incomplete Documentation

A common stumbling block in the visa application process is incomplete documentation. Ensure all required papers are present and accurate to avoid delays or rejection.

Ignoring Processing Times

Understanding the processing times for each visa type is crucial. Plan your application well in advance to accommodate any unforeseen delays.

Lack of Preparation for the Interview

Certain visa types may require an interview. Prepare thoroughly by familiarizing yourself with potential questions and ensuring your responses align with your application.Our guide covers common questions and tips to leave a lasting impression.

 

Documents Checklist (Tourist & Business visa):
 

Personal Documents:

  • Duly filled Application form and signed by the applicant (if the applicant is a minor, the form must be signed by both parents or its legal guardian)
  • Current Passport with at least two blank pages, valid for at least 3 months after leaving the Schengen territory with all old passports & color photocopy of Bio-page of current passport and all Schengen visas.
  • Two recent color photographs (size 3.5 X 4.5 cm) with a white background but no cap and no sunglasses. Please note: the photo should not more than 06 months old and should not be used in any of the previous visas. The applicant’s ear must be visible in his/her photo. 
  • Birth certificate / National ID card
  • Marriage certificate or divorce certificate copy (as per religion). A death certificate copy requires for widows.
  • Cover letter: Cover letter from the applicant explaining in detail the purpose of the visit, addressed to the Embassy of Sweden.
  • If minor:
    - Consent of parents or custodian if both parents are not traveling together.
    - Photocopy of passport of parents or legal guardian
    - Proof of economic means of parents or legal guardian
    - Original birth certificate of the minor issued by the responsible authority.
  • For Non-Bangladeshi applicants who have valid residence status in Bangladesh: (i) Bangladeshi Residence Permit valid for at least three months beyond the intended date of departure from the Schengen territory of the member states. (ii)Proof of the intention of carrying out the onward journey: copy of continuation ticket or reservation. (iii) Documentation about activity upon return in Bangladesh e.g. work contract or proof of enrollment in a university or school.
  • For Family members of an EU/EEA citizen: (i) There is an EU citizen from whom the visa applicant can derive any rights. (ii)The visa applicant is a Family member (e.g.: a marriage certificate, birth certificate, proof of dependency, the durability of partnership) and his identity (passport). (iii)The visa applicant accompanies or joins an EU citizen (e.g: a proof that the EU citizen already resides in the host Member State)

 
Professional Documents:

  • For Business Person: Trade license (renewal), VAT, IRC, LC copy and Membership certificate (If any), 2 pcs business card.
    - Additional documents for partnership: business agreement/deed copy
    - Additional documents for the limited company: memorandum of the article, certificate of incorporation, and form 12
  • Company cover letter (if business visits): Letters of the company introducing the businessperson, purpose and duration of the visit(s), a financial cover of the visit, short company profile, etc.
  • For Employee: Original no objection certificate (NOC) mentioned: (i) Address, telephone and fax number of the company (ii) Name and position of the countersigning officer in the company (iii) Name and position of applicants, number of years of service, pay slip / original salary statement/government order (GO) & original note verbal (for official passport holders), 02 pc visiting card
  • For Retired person: Retirement documents
  • For Student: 
    - Proof of enrolment in an educational establishment in Bangladesh
    - Certificate of leave of absence if traveling during the school year. The Certificate should mention the full address, telephone number, and permission of absence, name, and function of the person granting permission.
    - If school trips, letter of the school mentioning the purpose, the duration, and the destination. 

 

Financial Documents:

  • Bank solvency & statement (both company & personal) of last 06 months.
  • Other financial documents such as FDR, credit card statements, saving certificates, share statements, etc. (if available)
  • Income Tax Certificate (For last 3 years) / TIN certificate
  • Valuation of other assets (if any)
     

Overseas Documents:

  • For Tourist/ Visiting Family or Friends Purpose: Personal Invitation letter & evidence of your inviter’s passport and status in Latvia (If available). In case of sponsorship - proof of sponsorship including proof of family/ties with a sponsor.
  • For Business Visit:
    - Invitation from the visited company: The letter should incorporate relevant personal data of the invited, length of the invitation, reason, and activity to develop in the Member State during the visit.
    - Proof of recent business contacts: Evidence of former and current transactions in Bangladesh and/or abroad (e.g. bill of lading, receipts, contracts, correspondence).
  • If commercial fairs or congress:
    - Proof of attendance through either letter of invitation from the organizer of the event, or payments of the registration fee.
    - Programme of the event.
     


Travel Documents:

  • Air Ticket Booking copy: Copy of the roundtrip airline reservation with Passenger Registration Number (or reservation number)
  • Hotel Booking copy: Hotel confirmation or hotel voucher for the whole duration of the stay, or other documents proving accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Travel Health Insurance coverage minimum 30,000 Euros (Original & Photocopy).
     

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Benefits of Latvia Visa for Bangladesh Citizens

Beyond the adventure, discover the long-term benefits of holding a Latvia Visa. From expanded travel opportunities to personal growth, Latvia opens doors to a world of possibilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the validity period of a Latvia Visa for Bangladesh citizens?
A: The validity varies based on the type of visa. Tourist visas typically have a shorter validity, while student visas may span the duration of your study program.

Q: Can I work in Latvia with a tourist visa?
A: No, a tourist visa does not permit employment. For work opportunities, consider applying for a specific work visa.

Q: Are there age restrictions for student visas?
A: Generally, there are no strict age restrictions, but specific educational programs may have age limitations.

Q: Is travel insurance mandatory for a Latvia Visa?
A: While not mandatory, having travel insurance is advisable to cover unexpected medical expenses and travel-related mishaps.

Q: How long does the visa appeal process take?
A: The appeal process duration varies, but it typically takes a few weeks to a few months for a decision.

Q: Can I reapply immediately after a visa rejection?
A: It's advisable to wait for a reasonable period before reapplying, addressing the reasons for the initial rejection.


Remarks:

  • Obokash Travel and Tours only provides consultancy service, doesn’t provide any guaranty for the visa.
  • File processing for the visa will start only after receiving all necessary documents.
  • Processing time, requirements, and fees are subject to change by the Embassy without any prior notice.
  • The embassy reserves all the rights to ask for any additional document other than the above-mentioned checklist.
  • All Bangla documents must be translated into English and notarized.
  • The finger must be free of “MEHEDI or any other color” when facing biometrics at the embassy / Application center.
  • Applicants have to bring all original documents at the time of interview to the embassy / Application center.

 

Embarking on a journey to Latvia from Bangladesh is an exciting endeavor, and securing the right visa is the key to a seamless experience. By following the steps outlined in this guide and avoiding common pitfalls, you position yourself for a successful visa application.

Contact:

Call    : +88 01996-319999, +88  01945-111444, +880-9696-311444 

Email :visa@obokash.com, obokash.net@gmail.com

 

Latvia is a country on the Baltic Sea between Lithuania and Estonia. Its landscape is marked by wide beaches as well as dense, sprawling forests. Latvia’s capital is Riga, home to notable wooden and art nouveau architecture, a vast Central Market and a medieval Old Town with St. Peter's Church. Riga's museums include the Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum, showcasing local crafts, food and music

 

 
Continent:Europe 
Capital:Riga
Official Language:Latvian
Currency: Euro
Local Time:(GMT+3) 
Exchange Rate:129.85 Bangladeshi Taka 
Dialing Code:+371
Weekend Days:Saturday and sunday
Population:1,953,200[3]
Area:64,589 km2 
Education:99.8 %
Religion:Christian
Climate:Latvia has nice weather in the summer and it gets pretty cold in the winter. Latvia experiences reasonably mild winters, beginning in January and ending in March. Average temperatures range from 10°C (50°F) to 15°C (59°F) in winter, and sometimes getting as cold as -6.6°C (20.1°F) to -2.8°C (27°F).
Prime Minister / President / King:Maris Kucinskis 
Destinations:Riga,Liepaja,Sigulda,Jurmala,Cesis,Courland,Pilsrundale,Rezekne,
Points of Interest:Gauja National Park,Rundale Palace,Freedom Monument,St. Peter's Church, Riga,House of the Blackheads,Turaida Castle 

* Ques: How many countries should I visit before applying for this country ?

Ans: Although there is no restrictions regarding country visits but we recommend you to at least visit 2-3 countries before applying.

 

* Ques: How much balance should I have in my bank account?

Ans: There is no minimum or maximum limit for bank balance. However, there should be a consistency of you transactions. Your bank account must reflect that you have the ability to bear your travel cost and you have enough financial ties to return back to your country.

 

* Ques: My education qualification is low, can I apply for visa?

Ans: In case of tourist visas, there is not education qualification requirement. Anyone with any educational qualification may apply.

 

* Ques: My visa application has recently been refused. When will I be able to apply again?

Ans: There is no restriction or time limit on reapplication if anyone’s visa has been refused. However, we would recommend you to apply again at least after a certain period of time.

 

* Ques: Can you arrange invitation for me? Will it be beneficial for me if I get an invitation?

Ans: Not mandatory and we cannot arrange invitation for you. Invitation is only beneficial for an applicant, if it has been sent from his or her family members or close friend. In any other cases, having a hotel booking is enough to prove your accommodation arrangement during your stay in that respective country.

 

* Ques: If I apply along with my family, will the chances of my visa acceptance increase?

Ans: Although visa acceptance or refusal totally depends on applicant’s profile, applying with family may increase your chances in certain countries. For example: in case of Schengen or UK visa, applying along with family increases your visa acceptance chances. On the other hand, applying with family for Australia or Canada may decrease your chance of getting the visa.

 

* Ques: Do you provide any guaranty for visa?

Ans: No. We do not provide any guaranty for visa. Acceptance or refusal of any visa application will depend on applicant’s profile. However, we will prepare your file in a professional manner so that the embassy can get a clear reflection of your profile.

 

* Ques: Are Embassy visa fee and service charge refundable?

 Ans: No. Both are non- refundable. 

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Latvia Visa from Bangladesh

Latvia is located at the crossroads of northern and Eastern Europe, on the east coast of the Baltic Sea. Latvia is bordered by Estonia to the north, Russia and Belarus to the east and Lithuania to the south, and has a maritime border with Sweden to the west.
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