AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF SWEDEN Concerning The Abolition Of Visas
Swedish citizens holding valid Swedish passports shall be free to enter the Republic of Latvia at any authorized bordercrossing point and to stay in the Republic of Latvia for a period not exceeding 90 days during one calendar year without being required to obtain a visa.
Latvian citizens holding valid passports of the Republic of Latvia shall be free to enter Sweden at any authorized bordercrossing point and to stay in Sweden for a period not exceeding three months without being required to obtain a visa. This period of three months shall be calculated from the date of entry into any Nordic State being a Party to the Convention of 12 July, 1957 on the waiver of passport control at the intra-Nordic Borders. Any sojourn in any of those States during the six months preceding the entry into any of those States from a non-Nordic State shall be included in the above period of three months.
It is understood that the waiver of the visa requirement does not exempt persons benefiting under this Agreement from the necessity of complying with the laws and regulations in force in the respective countries concerning entry, residence - temporary or permanent - and work.
The authorities of each country reserve the right to refuse permission to enter or stay in the country to persons considered undesirable.
The authorities of each country undertake to readmit without formality, into its territory, any of its citizens.
Either Government may temporarily suspend the foregoing provisions in whole or in part, except Article 5 thereof, for reasons of public order. Such suspension shall be notified to the other Government through the diplomatic channels and may enter into force immediately.
Nothing in this Agreement shall affect the rights and obligations of either Contracting Party arising from other existing or future international agreements.
The present Agreement shall enter into force 30 days after exchange of notes. The Agreement may be denounced by either Government by notification in writing, the denunciation taking effect one month after the date of the notification.
Done at Stockholm on August 4, 1997 in duplicate in the English language.
ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA JĀNIS DRIPE, AMBASSADOR EXTRAORDINARY AND PLENIPOTENTIARY IN SWEDEN
ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF SWEDEN LARS MAGNUSON, DIRECTOR GENERAL FOR LEGAL AFFAIRS OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS