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Issuance of a certificate of recognition of professional qualifications to medical practitioners for work in foreign countries
The selected organisation: Veselības inspekcija
Short description:
In order to ensure the right of a person to pursue a professional activity in the Member States of the European Union, in the Member States of the European Free Trade Association and in other countries. Upon request, the Health Inspectorate shall issue a statement regarding the recognition of professional qualifications in foreign states to medical practitioners in the regulated profession in the field of health care - nurses, midwives, assistants of the doctor, nurses, clericals, dental nurses, dental hygnists, dental practitioners, dental technicians, physiotherapists, ergotherapists, physiotherapists, assistants, ergotherapists, assistants, audiologisers, arts therapists, nutritional professionals, technical orthopets, radiologist assistants, biomedical practitioners, beauty specialists in cosmetology, radiograders, podologists, masseurs, military paramedicdics certifying:
• the right of a person to pursue a regulated profession in the Republic of Latvia on the basis of an appropriate professional qualification,
• the professional experience of a person in a regulated profession in the Republic of Latvia,
• that a person has not been deprived or restricted from the right to pursue a profession regulated in the Republic of Latvia due to a professional violation or criminal offence.

! Nurses (nurses) who wish to pursue a professional activity in one of the Member States of the European Union, as an alternative to a paper-based statement issued by the Health Inspectorate, are entitled to request a European Professional Card (EPC), which is an electronic procedure that can be used for the recognition of professional qualifications.
The Health Inspectorate shall ensure the receipt, processing, processing and further development of applications from the EPC in the regulated nursing profession.

Application: https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/work/professional-qualifications/european-professional-card/index_lv.htm
Beneficiaries:
Individual
Maximum duration (days):
22
Duration:
The period for the preparation of the statement shall be 15 days. If additional verification is required or additional information is required, the requested statement shall be issued within 30 days (14.02.2006). Cabinet Regulation No. 128, Regulations regarding the institutions which issue the documents necessary for the citizens of the Republic of Latvia for the recognition of their professional qualifications abroad and the procedures for the issuance of these documents, Paragraph 11).
Process description
Documents and forms
Payments
Other information
1. solis / Service requests
Required documents:
1) document certifying education and professional qualifications (diploma)
2) document certifying the change of surname/name
3) certificate in speciality
4) a statement regarding professional experience and reputation in work over the last five years

If the submission of documents shall be carried out by the plenipotentiary person, then it must be presented to the power of attorney. If the person cannot present the originals of documents to be submitted, then copies must be proved to be approved.

When submitting documents in person, a valid personal identification document must be produced, an application for the production of a statement must be completed.

Application to the EPC platform for the nursing profession - https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/work/professional-qualifications/european-professional-card/index_lv.htm
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
2. solis / Payments
Issuing a professional qualification recognition certificate is a fee service (see price list for costs).

Fee for EPC – €80 - €(price may vary depending on whether the host Member State charges a fee for processing the application)
Payments: View payments
3. solis / Receipt of services
If the submission of documents shall be carried out by the plenipotentiary person, then it must be presented to the power of attorney.
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
Mail The central office in Riga region
Adrese: Klijānu iela 7, Rīga, LV-1012
Phone number: 67081600
Fax: 67819672
Other contact details:
Working time