- Business visitors for establishment purposes (BVEPs)
- Contractual service suppliers (CSSs)
- Independent professionals (IPs)
If you want to be admitted as an international service provider to reside in Latvia for a period longer than 90 days within any 180 days counting from the first day of entrance, you must obtain a temporary residence permit. Visit the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs website to see the list of required documents.
This procedure is applicable if your stay in Latvia will exceed 90 days within six months.
Fee for examination of documents submitted for application:
- up to 30 days - 100 euros,
- up to 10 working days - 200 euros,
- up to 5 working days - 400 euros.
Documents to be submitted in order to receive a residence permit in the Republic of Latvia:
- you shall present a valid travel document recognised in the Republic of Latvia,
- a definite sample form for Application for Requiring a Residence Permit,
- a photography,
- a criminal record issued by a competent institution of the citizenship or the host country (for a third-country national more than 14 years old), if a third-country national has resided in that country longer than 12 months. Citizens of visa-free countries do not submit this document.
Upon arrival and having received your residence permit, you must declare your place of residence and provide a radiologist's report on the results of an x-ray or fluoroscopic examination done in Latvia and a health insurance of minimum 42600 euros which guarantees the covering of health expenses, including repatriation to the country of origin in case of serious illness or death.
|Duration of validity of permits
There is no need for visa if you stay for 90 days within six months.
A third-country national has the right to appeal the decision to refuse, annul or revoke a visa within 30 days after the date of notification thereof, by submitting a relevant application and other documents in Latvian, English or Russian:
- to the Director of the Consular Department, if the decision was taken by an official of a representation or an official of the Consular Department;
- to the Head of the OCMA, if the decision was taken by an official of the OCMA.
A third-country national may appeal the decision on the contested administrative act to the District Administrative Court in accordance with the procedures laid down in law. The court ruling shall be final and cannot be appealed.
|Change of status
You should apply for a residence permit.
Family members can apply for a short-term visa. Family members can also apply for a residence permit if the sponsor has been granted a residence permit.
Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs
Ministry of the Interior
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Diplomatic missions abroad
Ministry of Welfare
State Employment Agency