Latvia: Measures Introduced to Reduce Identity Card Processing Times

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points 

  • New measures introduced by the government of Latvia to reduce the processing time for new passports and identity cards  


The government of Latvia announced that it will extend the working hours of its immigration offices in an effort to reduce the issuance times of passports and identity cards. The adjusted hours can be seen here. Beginning 16 May 2022, the government will also allow applicants applying for a new passport or identity cards to schedule an in-person appointment.  

What are the Changes?  

The government of Latvia will make more in-person appointments available and extend the working hours of its immigration offices to reduce processing times for certain immigration documents.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Latvia’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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This article was published on 10 May 2022 and may not be the most recent update concerning COVID-19 entrance restrictions, testing requirements and quarantine measurers. For the most recent updates be sure to check our Global Mobility Resource Center.

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