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Latvia Digital Nomad Visa: How To Apply?

The Latvian government has recently announced Latvia Digital Nomad visa targeted toward the digital nomad community. The visa will allow digital nomads to stay or settle for a certain period of time in Latvia. Latvia Digital Nomad visa enables holders to retain their current employment based in another country whilst legally residing in Latvia. The  Nomad visa is open to individuals who can work remotely and independent of location, using telecommunications technologies.  Latvia Digital Nomad visa visa can be granted for a period of up to one year and renewable for one more year. After two years of stay in Latvia, internationals would be eligible to change their status to a temporary residence permit, if permitted.

What are the requirements?

In order to apply, you need to submit the following documents:

  • Copy of passport and two passport photos

  • Proof of employment or self-employment (contracts/pay stubs/tax returns/etc.)

  • Proof that the applicant made 2.5 times the average monthly salary (€2.857.50) during the six months before applying

  • Certificate from tax authorities that the individual is self-employed

  • Proof of accommodation in Latvia

  • Justification documents, which include an overview of why the applicant wants to stay in Latvia

Who Can Apply For The Latvian Nomad Visa?

If you are a national of any of the EU country, you can apply for the Latvia digital nomad visa. The visa is also applicable to digital nomads whose home country is a non-EU country but is still part of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, including the US, Australia, Canada, the UK, Turkey, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, and Israel.This application is open to people who are citizens of OECD countries. Current laws also state that you can apply if you have a business registered in an OECD country or if you work for a company registered in an OECD country

About Latvia

Latvia is a small but very unique country that is located in Northern Europe with population of 2 million people. The capital city Riga is the largest city in Latvia and in the Baltic States  and home to one third of Latvia's population. Latvia is a member of the European Union, NATO United Nations, World Trade Organisation , Council of Europe, Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, International Monetary Fund. Latvia is a country of rich history and cultural traditions, in 2014  Latvia`s capital city Riga was a European Capital of Culture. The cultural and historic heritage of Latvian architecture spans many centuries and the entire historical centre of Riga has been included  in the UNESCO heritage site list.

Latvia is located at the crossroads of eastern and northern Europe, on the east coast of the Baltic Sea. Latvia is bordered by Lithuania to the south, Russia and Belarus to the east and Estonia to the north. Latvia  has a maritime border with Sweden to the west.

Latvian Capital city Riga is geographically exclusively located at the center of Europe which allows reaching every European Union country very easy and convenient through Riga International Airport which is located only 20 minutes (9 km) drive away from the city center.  Located in northeastern Europe Latvia is a perfect transit country between Western Europe and Asia, besides the flight time to other major European cities does not take more than 3 hours:

Riga - London (2.55 h)

Riga - Milan (2.45 h)

Riga - Berlin (1.40 h)

Riga - Stockholm (1.15 h)

Riga - Paris (2.30 h)

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