Virginia, US

Latvia

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. 

Latvian law provides many solutions to help 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, suitable for both intracompany assignments and locally-hired employees; and the EU Blue Card, suitable for highly-skilled, locally hired employees that meet a salary threshold. The application process always requires an in-country application with the Office of Migration and Citizenship Affairs.

Note that if the intended stay is under 90 days, foreign nationals may also request a residence permit, thus offering a choice between a visa and a residence permit.

Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.