➢ You must prove to the competent authorities the unavailability of local workers to fill the role by advertising the vacancy with the State Employment Agency (SEA)

➢ Post a job ad on VideoWorkers and select from the candidates who applied or search the database directly

➢ After finding a good match, conduct the interview, make a job offer, then sign an employment contract

➢ You must request a residence permit from the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (OCMA)

➢ Required documents:

  • Questionnaire for requesting a residence permit for third-country nationals
  • Additional questionnaire for citizens of the Russian Federation and Belarus (if applicable)
  • Copy of worker’s passport
  • Photograph of the worker (3 X 4 cm)
  • Proof of clean criminal record
  • Proof of sufficient means of subsistence (minimum salary € 1373)

➢ Processing fee: € 100 for applications processed in 30 days, € 200 for applications processed in 10 days, and € 400 for applications processed in 5 days

➢ After you apply online at OCMA, your future employee must submit the supporting documents to the competent Diplomatic Mission of Latvia in their country of residence. Subsequently, the Diplomatic Mission will provide them with authorization to enter Latvia

➢ Upon entering the country, your employee must book an appointment at the territorial unit of the OCMA. This appointment is necessary for them to secure an ID card

➢ The decision letter, received upon approval by the Diplomatic Mission, contains all the information about the supporting documents they must submit to the local OCMA branch

➢ Application fee: € 15 for applications processed within 10 days and € 30 for applications processed within 2 days

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