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Swiss Embassy for Latvia

Swiss Embassy in Latvia

Address: World Trade Centre, Elizabetes iela 2, 3rd floor, LV 1340 Riga, Latvia
City: Riga (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +2 hours)
Tel.: (371) 673 383 51
Fax: (371) 673 383 54
Working hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00 – 11.00
Jurisdiction: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania 

The Consular Centre is affiliated with the Swiss Embassy in Riga, and since 30 May 2011 it has been responsible for consular affairs in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania:

  • Inscription / announcement of departure at the Swiss representation    
  • Applications for passports and identity cards    
  • Civil status affairs (birth, marriage, divorce, etc.)    
  • Change of address    
  • Consular protection    
  • Naturalizations    
  • Visas    
  • Assistance, etc.

The Regional Consular Centre represents the interests of Swiss citizens living in the three Baltic States as well as those of Swiss tourists travelling in the region. In addition to offering assistance to Swiss citizens in these countries experiencing serious problems the Consular Centre also provides registration services, issues passports and IDs, birth, marriage and death certificates, and disseminates information concerning AHV / IV as well as on voting rights and procedures.

There are more than 100 Swiss nationals living in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The Regional Consular Centre for the Baltic States is your official point of contact with the Swiss federal authorities and here to provide the services you need reliably and efficiently.

The purpose of relocating the consular services to the regional consular centres is to ensure the high quality and efficiency of our service and that it is adapted to meet the needs of Swiss citizens living or on temporary stays abroad.  The reorganisation takes into account that nowadays most consular matters can be dealt with by post or e-mail. An increasing number of Swiss citizens communicate with the representations in this way. Only a few matters, such as recording biometric data for identity documents, require the applicant to be present in person:

  • Creation of a helpline that is operational 365 days a year, 24 hours a day as of 1 May 2012. Tel : +41 800 24 7 365 
  • Possibility of obtaining biometrical data in Switzerland from cantonal passport offices or from another Swiss representation abroad that provides consular services. Please note that the request for an identity document must first be addressed to the representation responsible for your place of residence.
  • In the context of events abroad bringing together a large number of the Swiss community, possibility to use mobile devices to record biometric data
  • Co-operation with other member states of the Schengen area on visa matters

If a Swiss identity document is lost or stolen abroad, the nearest Swiss diplomatic or consular post should be informed as quickly as possible. A police report should be obtained and a copy forwarded to the Swiss Embassy together with an additional “Declaration of Loss”.  By signing the relevant documentation the applicant acknowledges, among other matters, that Swiss nationals may possess only one valid Swiss passport and one valid ID card. If the lost identity document is recovered, it must be handed in immediately to the nearest Swiss authority entitled to issue passports.  Swiss identity documents which have been lost or stolen are entered in an official list of missing documents and should therefore not be used if they are recovered but returned to the Swiss authorities for cancellation and removal from this list.

A temporary passport, which has a maximum validity of one year, may be issued in cases of emergency only. It must be returned to the issuing authority for cancellation after the travel is completed. The passport fee is currently EUR 84.00 for adults and children.  As from 1 July 2009, this type of passport can only be used in conjunction with a valid visa in order to enter the US.

Conditions for a Visa-Free Entry into Switzerland     

  • Latvian citizens, holders of a Latvian passport     
  • Latvian non-citizens, holders of a Latvian “alien’s passport”     
  • Lithuanian citizens, holders of a Lithuanian passport      
  • Estonian citizens, holders of an Estonian passport    
  • Foreign citizens with residence in Latvia, Lithuania or Estonia, holders of a permanent or temporary residence permit

are allowed to enter Switzerland without visa, regardless of the reason of their stay, for a maximum stay of three months. 

Important note for holders of a Latvian passport: Latvian passports issued between 01.07.1992 and 30.06.2002 are no longer accepted for the entry into Switzerland.

Visa applications have to be submitted in person. Persons without residence permit for Latvia, Lithuania or Estonia have to apply for a visa at the Swiss representation in their country of residence. The visa fee is EUR 60 (EUR 35 for children 6-12 years / free: for children 1-5 years) and must be paid no matter whether the visa has been granted or not. The reimbursement of the visa fee is not possible.

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