Latvia: Updated Procedures for Issuance of Residence Permits

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • The government of Latvia updated measures for foreign nationals obtaining residence permits either in person or electronically     


The government of Latvia announced that foreign nationals will be permitted to request residence permit renewals to be issued via mail or electronically.  Foreign nationals receiving a residence permit for the first time will continue to obtain the residence permit in person.  

What are the Changes?   

The government of Latvia announced changes to how residence permits can be obtained for foreign national applicants. According to the government, this change will help to continue protecting individuals against the spread of COVID-19 by limiting office visits.  

Looking Ahead  

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

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