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Record number of visa applications at Latvian Embassy in Moscow

Photo: Edijs Palens/LETA.
 RIGA, Dec 6 - On Wednesday, December 5, the Latvian Embassy in Moscow received a record number of visa applications - 1,050, which is the largest number of applications the embassy has received in one-day.
EUR 30,500 (LVL 21,054) was collected in visa fees at the embassy yesterday, LETA was informed by Foreign Ministry press secretary Janis Silis.
He added that, for example, the largest number of visa applications at the embassy in 2011 was registered in December of last year.
The Latvian foreign service is happy at the interest Russian tourists are showing in Latvia.
With the upcoming holiday season, the Foreign Ministry has sent an additional ten employees to the Latvian Embassy in Moscow to help with the influx of visa applications.
As reported, in the first eight months of the year, the Latvian Embassy in Moscow issued 60,344 visas to Russian residents, which was by 7,079 of 13.3 percent more than in the first eight months of 2011.
leta.lv
06-12-2012
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