British Embassy in Latvia

British Consulate

The British Embassy in Latvia or British Embassy Riga is located close to the Latvian Art Museum. We have listed all their contact numbers below. You will note that the British Embassy in Riga can issue a British visa and we have listed their timeline below. Also note that other consular services can be provided to you as a British national such as marriage registration, applying for a new British passport or simply renewing your British passport.

British Embassy in Latvia

Before you visit the Embassy ensure that you call them or email them first to ensure that they are open. The operating hours of the British Embassy in Riga is listed below.

In case of a lost passport while in Latvia, it is necessary to report the incident to the Latvian police in order to obtain a case number. With this number, a letter will be issued by the police which can be taken to the British Embassy to apply for a temporary passport (British passport tracking) or a new one, depending on the situation. The temporary passport will enable the holder to leave the country (British passport renewal online). However if the individual resides in Latvia, a new passport will have to be obtained and the old visa transferred to the new one.

For those who are planning to get married in Latvia. Then a letter from the Embassy proving single status must be obtained, which can take several days. The original documents, such as a divorce decree or the death certificate of a previous spouse, must be provided. The authenticity of this letter will need to be verified by the Latvian government, and then it will have to be translated and certified. Once these steps are completed, the marriage can be registered in Latvia using these documents. Likewise see the UK visa application as well as the UK spouse visa.


Additionally see also the UK Embassy Mumbai and the UK consulate Dubai.


British Embassy in Latvia

See also the British Embassy in Lebanon and the British Embassy Bangkok and the British Embassy in Morocco.


Embassy of Great Britain in Riga

British Embassy Riga
5 J Alunana iela
Riga LV 1010


  • Phone: +371 6777 4700
  • Fax: +371 6777 4707


For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email


Use our contact form for consular enquiries:


  • Office Hours: 09:30 – 12:00 Monday to Friday


Public Holidays in Latvia:

These are the listings for the public holidays in Latvia. these do not include the embassy holidays so email or call the embassy with the number listed above to find out if the British Embassy in Riga will be open on the day of your arrival. Dates and days may change on the calendar but these are the public holidays as listed this year for Latvia.

Date English Name Local Name Remarks
1 January New Year’s Day Jaunais Gads
The Friday before Easter Sunday Good Friday Lielā Piektdiena
March/April Easter Sunday Lieldienas
The day after Easter Sunday Easter Monday 2. Lieldienas
1 May Labour Day Darba svētki
4 May Restoration of Independence day Latvijas Republikas Neatkarības atjaunošanas diena Latvian National Day
Second Sunday of May Mother’s day Mātes diena
23 June Midsummer Eve Līgo Diena
24 June Midsummer Jāņi
18 November Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia Latvijas Republikas proklamēšanas diena Independence of Latvia.
24 December Christmas Eve Ziemassvētku vakars
25 December Christmas Day Ziemassvētki
26 December Boxing Day Second Day of Christmas 2. Ziemassvētki
31 December New Year’s Eve Vecgada vakars


UK visa Latvia

The British visa processing timeline is listed below. Ensure that you hav all the needed documents for your visit or more to the United Kingdom if that is what you are apply for. There is more information listed about immigration to Britain on this website. See the embassy for more details and information about your visa to the UK.

Visits Visas 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 60 days 90 days 120 days Total decisions made
Premium Visit (more than 6 months) 0% 0% 0% 0% 42% 100% 100% 100% 100% 7
General Visit (6 months or less) 0% 0% 0% 0% 52% 100% 100% 100% 100% 19
Business Visit (6 months or less) 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 2
Family Visit (6 months or less) 0% 0% 0% 0% 40% 100% 100% 100% 100% 22
Other Visit (6 months or less) 0% 0% 0% 0% 33% 100% 100% 100% 100% 3


Points Based System Visas 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 60 days 90 days 120 days Total decisions made
PBS Tier 4 0% 0% 0% 0% 25% 100% 100% 100% 100% 4
PBS Tier 5 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 1


Other Non Settlement Visas 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 60 days 90 days 120 days Total decisions made
EEA Family Permits 0% 0% 0% 0% 44% 97% 100% 100% 100% 34



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