If you want to be admitted as a self-employed worker to reside in the Republic of Latvia for a period longer than 90 days within half a year 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 documents.
Where and how to apply
You must obtain a residence permit for a self-employed person. For more information on residence permit please check here.
Applications are submitted to a diplomatic or consular representative office of the Republic of Latvia abroad, which sends the application to the OCMA for evaluation.
Fees for examination of documents submitted for application:
To obtain your residence permit you must show a number of documents including:
For more information on the documents that you will need to submit please check here.
Upon arrival and having received your residence permit, you must provide a radiologist's report on the results of an x-ray or fluoroscopic examination done in the Republic of Latvia and a health insurance of minimum 42 600 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|
Residence permits for self-employment are granted for up to one year.
|Conditions for renewal|
A third-country citizen can renew a residence permit if self-employed activities are still being carried out and if during the previous period of residence certain tax amount has been paid to the budget (9960 euros per year).
You have a right to appeal the decision to the Head of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs within 30 days.
For more information on getting a residence permit please check here.
For more information on the right to employment please check here.
|Change of business activities|
The residence permit allows access to any additional self-employed activity.
|Change of status|
During the time of your residence permit, you are entitled to change your status of residence.
Family reunification is possible.
A long-term resident status may be granted if you have resided legally in the Republic of Latvia for at least five years, in addition you should provide:
If you have a long-term resident status, you have no restrictions to work in the Republic of Latvia.
For more information on long-term residence please check here.
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