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If you want to submit a request, a complaint or a question to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, use e-service on the Latvija.lv portalSubmission to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The e-service is available without being identified on the portal, but you must provide your name and e-mail address when writing the application text.
You have the option of receiving the latest foreign service messages in e-mail – you can apply for or refuse to receive messages via e-serviceSubscription to Foreign Service News. You can also follow the information of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.On a Facebook page.
Free e-service is available on the Latvija.lv portalApplication to the Authority, who provides the possibility of electronically sending various types of applications to the Latvian authorities. An e-application shall be submitted within the scope of the service, which shall include a request, complaint, proposal or question within the competence of the institution. You can specify the way in which you want to receive an answer to the application in the form of the application.
If you need to send an application to one of the Latvian authorities, you can do it electronically by signing the application withsecure electronic signatureand by sending the document to the institution concerned, using:e-address, or to the official e-mail address of the institution.
If you want to communicate only electronically in future with the national regulatory authorities, you have the option to create your own from 2019.electronic address (e-address).E-addressthere is a common solution for the secure communication of public authorities (including municipalities) with individuals in an electronic environment. For citizens and entrepreneurse-addressavailable as a digital mailbox on the Latvija.lv portal, which enables you to communicate and send documents to national authorities regardless of their location. If you have activated youre-addressesthe account, then all messages from the national and local authorities will be sent to it in the future.
If you have problems with your passport or identity card (eID) when you are abroad – it has been lost, damaged, stolen or stolen, turn to the nearestDiplomatic or consular mission of Latvia.
If you have lost or you have stolen an identity card (eID card) and include certificates that enable you to verify your identity in an electronic environment, as well as an electronic signature, you must immediately contact the hotline of the trusted certification service provider VAS “Latvian State Radio and Television Centre” (LVRTC) by phone (L). +371) 67108787 and requested to suspend the operation of the certificates. The hotline operator will ask a secret question to verify your identity, which you will have indicated when drawing up an application for the issuance of the eID card.
To return to Latvia if your passport or identity card (eID card) is damaged or lost, you need a return certificate – a temporary travel document that gives the right to return to the country of residence within 30 days.
For a return certificate, please refer to the nearest one.Diplomatic or consular mission of Latvia.
Returning certificates shall be issued by the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (information phone for calls from abroad: (+371) 67015905 for emergency assistance abroad: (+371) 26337711 or firstname.lastname@example.org) in a country which does not have a diplomatic or consular mission of Latvia. In such a situation, the Emergency Travel Document can also be obtained at the embassy of any Member State of the European Union represented in that country.
Return certificate upon return to Latvia must be transferred immediately to the nearest Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (PMLP)in the territorial divisionwhen submitting documents for the receipt of a new personal identification document.
Recording a trip. The consular register shall be an information system under the responsibility of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It may be registered by any resident of Latvia who has a personal identification document issued in Latvia (passport or eID card) and who intends to travel abroad for a trip not exceeding 6 months.
If you have registered in the Consular Register, the representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be able to provide you with consular assistance in emergency situations more quickly if necessary.
Registration is available on the Latvija.lv portal via e-serviceElectronic registration in the Consular Register.
At the same time, you can submit information about the people you are traveling with, on accommodation, contacts, and insurance.
You will find more information about registration in the Consular Register as well as the e-service execution video guide in the description of the life situation.Travel.
Registration of residence abroad.
When planning to stay abroad for more than six months, it should be noted that the Latvian legislation determines that each person has a duty to inform the State of the address of the new place of residence so that the person can be reached in legal relations with the State and local governments.
If you move abroad, the new place of residence for youOffice of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (PMLP)to be notified within 3 months. If you change the address of your residence abroad, you shouldPMLPto be notified within 30 days.
Use a free e-service on the Latvija.lv portal to notify the PMLP of the address of his or her place of residence as a child, under guardianship or under guardianship abroad electronically.An application for registration of place of residence abroad.
You can also notify the address of the place of residence abroad by completing an application (downloadable in doc format) or by writing a free-form application in which you must indicate the data regarding yourself or your child (given name, surname, personal identity number) and the address abroad.
Sign the completed application orgual withsecure electronic signatureand, along with a copy of the identity documents, send PMLP usinge-address, or to an e-mail email@example.com. You can send copies of the application and document by post to:
When you have registered residence abroad, your previous address of residenceIn the population registerwill automatically be replaced by data on the new residence address. When you return to Latvia for a permanent life, you must declare your residence in Latvia, which can be done electronically via the portal Latvija.lv via e-serviceSubmission of a declaration of a place of residence.
If you need data on your real estate and residence, please refer to the information in the description of your life situation.My national records.
In the event of an emergency, you can call 112 free from any fixed or mobile phone in every country of the European Union to call emergency services.It's the EU's single emergency call phone, which works without national codes.
You can get information about the spread of diseases in different geographical areasDisease Prevention and Control CentreandWorld Health Organisationswebsites. Information on the prevention of travellers and tropical diseases before travelling abroad as well as on the possibilities of vaccination is available at:Website of Riga East Clinical University Hospital.
Always take with you when travelling abroadEuropean Health Insurance Card (EHIC)which confirms your right to receive the necessary or emergency healthcare to the same extent as it is provided to the people of the country concerned. The EHIC is desirable if you stay temporarily (for up to 3 months) in one of the Member States of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or the Swiss Confederation.
For more information on the EHIC, refer to the description of the life situationTravel.
If you are planning to stay abroad on a long-term basis, please refer to the country-specific health system. Remember, healthcare and social security systems vary from country to country. You can find out about the healthcare system in the country you are going tohere.
Make sure that the compulsory civil insurance (OCTA) has not expired before going abroad. This compulsory insurance works in all countries of the European Union (EU). It protects you if you have caused an accident in which a person (other than the driver) has suffered injuries or damage to the property. However, it does not cover the other costs (for example, the repair of your car). However, you can also enter into a voluntary insurance contract called KASKO, which also covers you against other risks. KASKO insurance is not covered by EU-wide rules. Insurers can apply different rules in each country.
If you stay abroad for a long time, you should register the car in the country where you live. You do not need to register a car abroad if you can prove that you are only staying there for a certain period of time – for example, you are studying there.
When you register a car, you will need to produce a document showing that it is insured.
Registration authorities shall be required to recognise policies issued by such insurance undertaking:
If your current insurance policy is not valid in the country you are moving to, or it is losing effect by re-registering the car elsewhere, contact the National Green Card Office or the Information Centre and ask which insurance companies offer to insure the car in the country.
If you enter a traffic accident abroad, you will be subject to the law of the country in which the incident occurred. This means that claiming damages may be different from the normal arrangements in your country.
Particular care must be taken to be taken in countries which are not part of the European Economic Area (EEA), since these rules may vary significantly. If the documents are submitted after the national deadline, no remuneration will be paid. In the event of confusion, it is recommended that you contact the national Green Card Office.
If you are involved in an accident abroad, do not leave the scene. Talk to the other driver and call the police and other emergency services if necessary.
Write down the necessary information about the other person involved in the incident and record the circumstances of the incident.
Complete an accident application at the scene, more information on the declaration of an incident is available at:here!
In the event of an accident (CSNg) occurring in one of the Member States of the “Green Card” system which is not a member of the EEA, the persons involved in CSNg must notify the Road Police and the Green Card Office of the State concerned of the incident. The addresses and telephone numbers of the Green Card Member States' Green Card offices are indicated on the second half of the Green Card policy form.
Green Card is an international insurance contract awarded to any vehicle participating in road trafficGreen card systems in Member States: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and other CIS countries. This car insurance can be closed for a period of 15 days to one year.
J a you have caused a road accident abroad, immediately inform your compulsory motor vehicle insurance (OCTA) insurer to which you have purchased the policy. Such arrangements shall also be governed by the OCTA Act.
In this case, the insurer is entitled to request additional information and explanations regarding what happened, as well as to request the presentation of the damaged car. If you do not pass this data in time, it may occur that you will have to cover the loss of the injured party from your own pocket, despite the fact that the policy is active.
Remember that in an emergency every EU country you can call 112 free of charge from any fixed or mobile phone to call emergency services.
If you need any repeated civil status documents (birth, marriage and death certificates or certificates), you have an option withRepresentation of Latviato request such documents and to certify the authenticity of the documents. You must understand the educational and archival documents personally in the relevant educational institution or in the Latvian State Archives.
An e-service is available on the Latvija.lv portalAcceptance of an electronic application for the request of documentswithin the framework of which a person who is staying abroad may submit an application for the request of documents through the Latvian Mission abroad and, if necessary, order an attestation of the authenticity of the document to be understood with Apostille or legalisation. You can use the service if you have informed the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs about your residence abroad by registering your residence abroad. You must pay when executing an e-service.
Attesting the authenticity of documents (legalisation) means certifying the signature and the authenticity of the stamp of an official, so that public documents drawn up in one country obtain legal effect in another country. Traditionally, this function is carried out by foreign services and consular officials of diplomatic missions. In Latvia, proof of the authenticity of documents with Apostille and legalisation shall be carried outConsular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Legalisation of documents shall also be carriDiplomatic and consular missions of Latvia.
With e-service, only the documents listed in the description of the e-service — birth, marriage and death certificates and certificates — can be required.
Those documents may also be requested by contacting the relevant documents.Representation of Latvia.
When submitting an application, the person (himself or herself, a deceased relative or his or her minor child, the understanding document and the certification of the document (with Apostille or legalisation) must be indicated and the payment must be made). Requesting the documents of an adult person for himself or herself shall be carried out personally.
After performing the payment, you may receive the document in person at the Latvian Mission abroad or by post, if the relevantLatvia's representation abroadsuch service shall be provided.
If you want to receive a statement from the Latvian representative abroad regarding data in the Population Register or the Road Traffic Safety Directorate (CSDD) register, use e-service in the portal Latvija.lvIssuing of certificates. You must pay when executing an e-service.
If you work in another European Union (EU) country for less than 6 months a year, you are deemed to be a tax resident in your home country. However, depending on your employer, you may also have to pay taxes in the country where you work.
Whether you are staying in your home country during employment, you may be taxed on income earned abroad (such as property).
In such cases, see the conditions for avoidingdouble taxation.
If you work for more than 6 months a year in one of the European Union (EU) Member States outside Latvia, you shall be considered to be a tax resident of that country. Regardless, you may be ordered to pay the tax also in your home country (Latvia) if, as an independent residence is maintained in Latvia and your private and economic relationship with the Latvian State is stronger.
The country where you are a tax resident can tax all your income (including property and other sources) that you have earned in any country in the world. In particular, it may be necessary to pay income tax on wages, pensions, benefits, income from property or other sources, on capital gains from the sale of property.
There are no uniform European Union (EU) rules on the application of income tax to EU citizens living, working or spending time outside their home country. Contactfor tax authoritiesin the country where you work and find out what the rules apply to you.
You can find out about property taxes, local taxes, gift and inheritance taxeslocal Tax Inspectorate.
Portaleuropa.euit is possible to find out the contact details of tax rates and tax inspections, as well as how residence for tax purposes is defined in different EU countries.
The conditions for tangible funds received from relatives or other persons abroad shall be determined primarily by the degree of relationship with the person from whom the funds are received, the amount of the money transferred and the nature of the transaction.
Information regarding the declaration of money, which is received from relatives abroad, is available on the website of the State Revenue Service (SRS).Receiving money from people living abroad”.
Information on the declaration of money and cases where the tax is or is not due is availableOn the SRS website.
In case of questions or uncertainties, you can call the VID Consultation phone 67120000, turn to everyoneSRS in Customer Service Center, to ask questions electronicallyOn the SRS websiteor bye-address, as well as in writing, when submitting an application in anySRS in Customer Service Centerin person or by sending your question by post.
My national records
The importance of e-services and the benefits of their use
Addresses of foreign embassies and agenciesIn Latvia.
Diplomatic or consular missions of Latvia.
Citizenship and Migrationmanagement.
European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
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