Where can the documents be submitted?To apply for a residence permit, a foreigner must submit documents to a diplomatic or consular representative office of the Republic of Latvia abroad. A foreigner can submit documents to apply for a residence permit to the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs:
If a foreigner resides in the country with a valid visa or who does not need a visa for entering the Republic of Latvia, documents for application for a residence permit may be submitted to the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, Riga Section No. 1, or at regional offices of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs outside Riga City and Riga district (in accordance with the envisaged place of residence, if invited by an individual, or in accordance with the registered address of the legal entity if invited by a legal entity) in the following cases:
2.If a foreigner is a citizen of a state who has signed an agreement with the Republic of Latvia about visas free entrance or a citizen of the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia or Nicaragua and is willing to apply for a residence permit as:
!!! With the persons specified above the documents in order to receive a residence permit can submit also a spouse of a foreigner, their minor (also pupillary) children and persons being in a guardian.
!!! At Valka district regional office of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs – if you are a citizen of Estonia or a person travelling with Estonia foreigner passport, your permanent place of residence is in the Republic of Estonia, Valga and your envisaged place of residence or work in the Republic of Latvia is Valka.
!!! A foreigner who holds a valid permanent residence permit may apply to a regional office of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs according to declared place of residence of the foreigner. If declared place of residence of the foreigner is Riga or Riga district, the foreigner may apply to any regional office of Riga City, with the exception of Riga Section No. 1.