Long term visa is an individual single-entry, double-entry or multiple-entry visa enabling a foreign national to enter the Republic of Latvia within the specified period of time, once, two times or an unlimited number of times and accordingly stay there for the term indicated in the visa and depart from the country.
Long term visa is issued:
1. If a foreigner needs to stay in the Republic of Latvia for more than 90 days within a six-month period and the issuance of a visa:
– complies with international legislation;
– complies with the interests of Latvian state;
2. If a foreign national arrives with the purpose of obtaining a residence permit in the Republic of Latvia on the basis of a decision made by the Office of Citizenship and Migration affairs to grant a residence permit. In such cases a single-entry long–term visa with a term of validity of up to 30 days is issued.
With a long-term visa, the length of stay in the Republic of Latvia can exceed 90 days within a six-month period.
The maximum term of validity of a long-term visa is one year.
More information: http://www.udgm.gov.lv/en