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Recognition of professional qualifications acquired abroad for medical practitioners
The selected organisation: Veselības inspekcija
Short description:
The Health Inspectorate shall issue certificates of recognition of professional qualifications in the regulated profession of nurses (nurse), doctor's assistant, nurse assistant, dentist assistant.
In order to recognise professional qualifications acquired abroad in Latvia, the person must first turn to the Academic Information Centre (www.aic.lv) (hereinafter - AIC), which compares the educational and professional qualification documents submitted by the person and the duration of practical training with the requirements specified in the Republic of Latvia for obtaining professional qualifications in the relevant regulated profession. The AIC shall prepare a statement regarding the conformity of the educational and professional qualification of the applicant with the requirements specified in the Republic of Latvia (hereinafter - a statement of the information institution) and the submission of the applicant with the documents attached thereto shall be forwarded for consideration and for the taking of a decision to the Health Inspectorate, for the taking of a decision regarding the recognition of professional qualifications.
If a professional qualification is recognised as conforming in the Republic of Latvia, a vocational qualification recognition certificate shall be issued. On the basis thereof, a person shall be included in the register of medical practitioners and medical support persons.
If a professional qualification is not recognised, the Health Inspectorate shall inform the applicant and the AIC of the length, content and educational institution of additional training needed for the person, in which additional training can be learned. The applicant shall have the right to immediately complete the conformity assessment of the qualification.


For the commencement of the professional activity of a nurse (nurse) in another State of the European Union, it is entitled to request a European professional card:
http://www.vi.gov.lv/lv/veselibas-aprupe/qualifiation/extension/european-professionala-map-vispareja-aprase-mass-occupation


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Beneficiaries:
Individual
Maximum duration (days):
132
Duration:
The decision shall be taken no later than:
- during three months;
- within four months;
- within six months of the submission of all the documents.
- for temporary professional activity in Latvia - from the submission of all documents from two weeks to four months.
Process description
Documents and forms
Other information
1. solis / Service requests
Come to the Academic Information Centre (hereinafter referred to as “AIC”) and provide the necessary documents.
Upon receipt of all the documents necessary for the recognition of the qualification of the applicant, the prepared statement regarding the conformity of the educational and professional qualifications of the applicant with the requirements specified in the Republic of Latvia shall be sent to the Health Inspectorate for evaluation for the taking of the decision.

Contact details of the academic information center:
Mill Street 16, 3 rd floor, Riga
visitor Acceptance Time:
On Mondays 14:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 13:00
Thursday 13:00 - 17:00

Mail address:
Ramparts Street 2, Riga LV-1050
Tel.: (+371) 67225155
Email: aic@aic.lv



For temporary (!) professional activity in Latvia - personally, when sending by post or electronically, the form “Declaration regarding the provision of temporary services in the regulated profession of a nurse (nurse), assistant doctor, assistant nurse, assistant dentist assistant” and accompanying documents shall be submitted.

European Professional Card - in the nursing profession:
In order to apply for a European professional card, the nurse must complete the application form in IMI. https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/work/professional-qualifications/european-professional-card/index_lv.htm
Documents to be submitted
Payments: View payments
On the spot The head office in Riga region VI
Adrese: Klijānu iela 7, Rīga, LV-1012
Phone number: 67081600
Fax: 67819672
Other contact details:
Working time
E-mail vi@vi.gov.lv
Mail The central office in Riga region
Adrese: Klijānu iela 7, Rīga, LV-1012
Phone number: 67081600
Fax: 67819672
Other contact details:
Working time
By phone 67507989; 67602101
2. solis / Receipt of services
The service is received in accordance with the application of choice.

Date of receipt of the service:

- not later than three months after the submission of all documents regarding the regulated professions to which the special system for the recognition of professional qualifications is applied, if the person wishes to pursue a permanent professional activity in the Republic of Latvia;

- not later than four months after the submission of all documents relating to the regulated professions subject to the general system of recognition of professional qualifications and the recognition of professional qualifications on the basis of the professional experience of the applicant;

- not later than six months after the submission of all the documents, if the recognition of professional qualifications is claimed by a person who has obtained a professional qualification in his home country, which is not a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the European Free Trade Association.

- for temporary (!) professional activity in Latvia - from the submission of all documents from two weeks to four months.
Payments: View payments
On the spot The head office in Riga region VI
Adrese: Klijānu iela 7, Rīga, LV-1012
Phone number: 67081600
Fax: 67819672
Other contact details:
Working time
E-mail vi@vi.gov.lv
Mail The central office in Riga region
Adrese: Klijānu iela 7, Rīga, LV-1012
Phone number: 67081600
Fax: 67819672
Other contact details:
Working time
By phone 67507989; 67602101