In order to ensure smoother immigration procedures, we strongly suggest that the employee also starts collecting the necessary documents timely, during the announcementof the vacancy, drafting the contract or waiting for the invitation.
The available means for subsistence should be no less than the average gross monthly salary in Latvia in the previous calendar year (859 EUR in 2017) for every month of the intended residence.
(!) In general the proof of available means would be a copy of the employment contract stating your gross salary in the Republic of Latvia. If the employer submitted the contract while applying for the invitation, you don’t need to submit it once again.
(!) The usual proof of residence would be the rent agreement or letter from your relatives in Latvia ready to accommodate you. Yes, you can change your place of residence after your arrival in Latvia, and you must inform the OCMA about your new address.
A criminal record issued by the police or other competent institution of your country of citizenship and of any other country where the foreigner has resided for longer than 12 months. The criminal record is not required if you don’t need visa to enter Latvia;
All documents can be submitted in Latvian, Russian, German, English, or French.