Residence permit

Documents required to obtain a residence permit in Latvia

What documents have to be submitted when you wish to apply for a residence permit in the Republic of Latvia as a person that has purchased and that owns one functionally related real estate with buildings in the Republic of Latvia and the total value of the real estate is at least EUR 250 000, if the following conditions exist concurrently:

  • You have no real estate tax debts and you have never had such debts
  • The payment of the total real estate value has been made by non-cash settlement
  • The real estate has been purchased from a legal entity registered in the Republic of Latvia or a Member State of the European Union, any country of the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation and the legal entity is a taxpayer in the Republic of Latvia within the meaning of the tax laws of the Republic of Latvia; or the real estate has been purchased from a natural entity who is a citizen of the Republic of Latvia, a non-citizen of the Republic of Latvia, a citizen of the European Union or a foreigner who is staying in the Republic of Latvia on the basis of a valid residence permit
  • The total cadastral value of the real estate is at least EUR 80 000 at the moment of purchase. If the cadastral value is below the amounts referred to in this sub-clause, the total value of the real estate in accordance with the real estate market value determined by a certified real estate appraisal shall not be below EUR 250 000
  • Upon applying for a first temporary residence permit, the person must pay 5% of the real estate purchase value into the state budget
  • The real estate must not comprise agricultural land or wooded land

The person must present a valid travel document recognized in the Republic of Latvia and submit the following documents

  • Application form for residence permit of certain form
  • Photo
  • Document confirming the necessary means of subsistence
  • Documents confirming the planned accommodation in the Republic of Latvia
  • Document confirming the payment for the real estate by non-cash settlement
  • Documents confirming that the foreigner has no real estate tax debts if he or she owns the real estate for more than one year
  • An opinion of a certified real estate appraiser regarding the conformity of the real estate market value to the value referred to in the Paragraph 29 of the Article 23 (1) of the Immigration Law if the cadastral value of the real estate fails to comply with the value referred to in the Paragraph 29 (d) of the Article 23 (1) of the Immigration Law
  • Document confirming the payment of state fee

If your spouse and a minor childe or a child accompanies you in your custody, they must submit additional documents confirming kinship, as well as a consent to stay in the Republic of Latvia issued by the parent that does not accompany the child during the travel. The abovementioned consent must have a notary’s certification or it must be signed in the presence of an official of the Office or representation

State fee for the examination of a temporary residence permit in Latvia:

  • 30 days - 100 Eur
  • 10 working days - 242 Eur
  • 5 working days - 313 Eur

Upon the receipt of the first temporary residence permit, the applicant must pay 5 % of the real estate purchase value into the state budget (the bank details are to be given in the decision on granting the temporary residence permit).

Verification of the authenticity of the documents:

  • Authentication of documents are NOT required if they are issued in the following countries: Belarus, Estonia, Lithuania, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Moldova, Poland, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan
  • Documents issued in the country, which is a member of the Hague Convention, are being certified by Apostille
  • Documents, which are certified by Apostille does not requires additional certification in Latvia

Documents issued in the country which is not a member of the Hague Convention, are required to legalize:

  • At the Embassy or Consulate of Latvia
  • At the Embassy or consulate of a foreign state in Latvia, after that in the Consular Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia

Process of registration of temporary residence permit in Latvia requires accurate registration of all documents, providing all the necessary appendixes and sticking to deadlines.

It is necessary 30 days before the annual deadline to come to Latvia and submit the following documents:

  • A new health insurance policy for a year
  • Certificate of absence of property tax debts
  • A document certifying the payment of state fees
  • Document confirming the necessary means of subsistence

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