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Latvia Work Permit

With one of the fastest growing economies in Europe, Latvia is a destination of choice for many expatriates and international companies. If your company is planning a Latvian expansion, a team of talented workers can go a long way toward ensuring a smooth transition. That said, recruiting employees is just one step of the process. You’ll also need to ensure that all of your employees have the visas and permits they need to live and work in Latvia legally.
 

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    Steps to obtain a work permit in Latvia :

    To obtain a work permit in Latvia, non-EU citizens must follow these general steps:

    1. Obtain a job offer from a Latvian employer: The individual must have a written job offer from a Latvian employer before they can apply for a Latvia work permit.

    2. Obtain confirmation from the State Employment Agency: The employer must obtain a confirmation from the State Employment Agency that there are no qualified Latvian or EU citizens available for the job.

    3. Gather required documentation: The individual must have a valid passport and may be required to provide additional documentation such as proof of education and work experience.

    4. Submit application: The individual must submit a completed application for a work permit, along with all required documentation, to the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (OCMA).

    5. Pay the fee: An application fee must be paid when the application is submitted

    6. Wait for a decision: The OCMA will review the application and make a decision. The length of time it takes to obtain a work permit can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case.

    7. If granted, sign a contract of employment with an employer, and pay the residence permit fee

    8. Receive residence permit: Once the application is approved, the individual will receive a residence permit card, which serves as proof of legal work authorization in Latvia.

    It is important to note that the specific requirements and process can vary depending on individual case. It’s recommendable to consult with the Noble Bridge Consultancy or the Latvian embassy for more accurate information.