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How to Apply for Study Visa for Latvia

Latvia Study Visa Process

Students need a visa to enter Latvia; if an International Student comes here for a longer period, they must apply for a long-term visa. First of all, students need Acceptance Letter from the University; only then can they apply for a Latvia Study Visa. The Visa process can take time so willing students must start the process as soon as possible.

So to apply for a Latvia visa, the student must follow the following steps:-

  • Original documents are required from the students.
  • The applicant would receive the conditional Offer Letter and invoice for the payment of the Application Fee. Payment would directly be made in the Universities account. The application fee is non-refundable.
  • Some Universities take an online test or Skype interview of the applicant.
  • For verification by the university, educational documents will be submitted to the AIC, i.e., Academic Information Centre. This procedure would take 2 to 4 weeks.
  • On receiving AIC Statement, University will provide the following:
    • Admission letter
    • Study agreement
    • Invoice for Tuition Fee (refundable in case of visa rejection)
    • Invoice for the security deposit (refundable in case of visa rejection)
  • When the tuition fee is successfully paid, the documents will be forwarded to the university.
  • Then, the university would forward visa supporting documents to the students. Bachelor's students would get Invitation Letter while Master's students would get Invitation Letter, Visa Guarantee Letter, Accommodation Guarantee Letter from the University.
  • The applicant will have to visit the embassy with their documents for a face to face interview.
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Work while Study in Latvia

Earn while Studying

Before going abroad for Higher Education, every International Student has a question in mind if they can work while studying in the nation? There are no restrictions for International Students to do part-time jobs in Latvia while studying. Full-time work rights during the course are prohibited to the International Students, but they can work for 20 hours per week. The employment rate of Latvia is high therefore getting a job is not a big deal, but it depends upon the student's skills. In Latvia, Hydroelectric power and Wind Farms are also big employers. So, International Students can easily find a part-time job for day-to-day expenses. Students can also get a work permit after a few years of experience.

Work opportunities for International Students in Latvia are:

  • Students can legally work for 20 hours per week along with their studies.
  • During vacations, students can work full time, i.e., for 40 hours per week.
  • The main industries for part-time jobs in Latvia are processed foods, electronics, textiles etc.
  • Many Universities in Latvia provide internships to students. It usually starts in the summer season.
  • Internships are available in management, technology etc. which are good options for part-time earning.
  • There are many placement zones where students can search for placements.

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