Latvia Immigration Services

If your company is sending employees to Latvia — Fragomen is here to help. Working closely with our Local Advisors in Latvia, we provide the immigration strategies and support you need to get your employees on the ground as quickly as possible.  If you have any questions, please click here to contact us.

​Latvian law provides many options for employers of foreign nationals. Requirements, processing times, employment eligibility, and benefits for accompanying family members vary by visa classification.
Business visitors to Latvia typically use a local version of the Schengen C Visa, unless they are visa exempt based on their nationality. The Schengen Area limits stay to 90 days within a 180-day period.
The main work authorization categories are the Residence Permit with Work Authorization, available to a wide range of foreign national workers; the EU Blue Card, suitable for highly skilled, locally hired employees who meet a salary threshold; and the (EU) Intracompany Transferee (ICT) Permit, available for intracompany transfers of managers, specialists or trainees from outside the EU. The application process always requires an in-country application with the Office of Migration and Citizenship Affairs (OCMA).
If the intended stay is under 90 days, foreign nationals may also request a residence permit, thereby offering a choice between a visa and a residence permit.​
Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.