Passport of Latvia
The passport of Latvia is a document that proves that a person has a citizenship of Latvia. If you apply for a residency programme with the aim of getting a citizenship, acquiring a passport is one of your primary aims.
Latvia's passport is considered to be the 32nd strongest passport out of 199 passports of the world. The holders of the passport can enter 122 countries with no visa requirements and in 41 jursidictions they would receive a visa on arrival. In 35 countries, the holder of the passport would still need a visa. This makes the passport of Latvia (and, by default, Latvia's citizenship) stronger than 84% of the world's citizenships.
Depending on its type, the passport is valid for 5 or 10 years. There is also an electronic, machine-readable version of the document. The passport issuing authority of Latvia is Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (PMLP). The passport of the current format is rather old. It has been in use for 6 years, since 29 January 2015.
The position of Latvia's passport in the worldwide travel/identity document rating is as follows:
- 30. Slovenia passport - visa free/on arrival to 164 countries
- 31. Australia passport - visa free/on arrival to 164 countries
- 32. Latvia passport - visa free/on arrival to 163 countries
- 33. Estonia passport - visa free/on arrival to 163 countries
- 34. Poland passport - visa free/on arrival to 163 countries
The fee for acquiring the Latvia's passport is USD 29, or approximately EUR 26 (this may vary in specific circumstances).
Get a passport
If you are interested in getting this or an EU passport, acquiring a residency permit is the first step. This is because one is almost always required to be residing in a country for some time before one can apply for a citizenship. So get acquainted with our residence permit services and start your journey to citizenship now.