Embassy of Latvia in China
Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in Beijing
Ambassador: H.E.Mrs. Ingrida Levrence
Address: Unit 71, Greenland Garden, No.1A Greenland Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Postal Code: 100016
Tel: (+86)10 6433 3863
Fax: (+86)10 6433 3810
Office Hours for Consular Section: 09:30 - 11:30 (Mon. - Thu.)
You may take a bus to get off at Fang Yuan Li Xi Zhan (Fangyuanli West Station) or Fang Yuan Nan Li Xi Qu (West District of Fangyuanli South)
The buses via Fang Yuan Li Xi Zhan: No.405, 657, 682, 707, 416, etc.
The buses via Fang Yuan Nan Li Xi Qu: No.516.
Its capital city Riga has a population of about 730 thousand.
The chief of Latvia: Valdis Zatlers, who was selected as the president on May 31st, 2007.
Important Festival: Independence Day (November 18th)
Geography: Latvia lies on the east bank of the Baltic Sea, neighboring on Estonia on the north, Lithuania on the south, Russia on the east and Byelorussia on the southeast. Its borderline has a total length of about 1,862 kilometers. Its terrains are mainly hills and prairies at an average altitude of around 87 meters.
Tips for those going to Latvia:
1. The public security is fine. However, in its capital city Riga, it's very often to see Asian tourists being robbed. It's suggested you should keep your passport and aircraft ticket next to the skin.
2. Going to the forests in Latvia in summer, you should prevent from forest encephalitis in advance.
3. Latvia is one of the Schengen countries. If you hold the Schengen Visa or the valid visa of other new allied countries of Schengen, you do not need to apply for Latvia Visa and can stay there for only five days. The citizens of the People's Republic of China must apply for a Visa before visit; the Hong Kong or Macau passport holders can stay in there for 90 days without visa.
Please contact China Embassy in Latvia if Latvians will go to China.