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For citizens from other countries who has additional assessment
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There is a list of countries (see below) that citizens of which in issuing a visa or a residence permit an additional assessment shall be performed. Citizens of these countries need to apply for residence permit and visa by themselves the Embassy of Latvia in their country of origin or at the Embassy of other country who has territorial competence on giving visas for going to Latvia. University doesn’t have the rights to do that.

1. Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

2. People's Democratic Republic of Algeria

3. United Arab Emirates

4. Kingdom of Bahrain

5. People's Republic of Bangladesh

6. Arab Republic of Egypt

7. Republic of Indonesia

8. Republic of Iraq

9. Islamic Republic of Iran

10. Republic of Yemen

11. Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

12. State of Qatar

13. Republic of Kenya

14. Democratic People's Republic of Korea

15. Russian Federation (Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetiya)*


*Applicable to a person whose residential address or place of birth is in Chechnya, Dagestan or Ingushetiya.

16. State of Kuwait

17. Lebanese Republic

18. Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

19. Kingdom of Morocco

20. Federal Republic of Nigeria

21. Sultanate of Oman

22. Islamic Republic of Pakistan

23. Palestinian Authority**

24. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

25. Syrian Arab Republic

26. Somalia

27. Republic of Sudan

28. Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

29. Republic of Tunisia


**Applicable to a person whose residential address or place of birth is in the Palestinian Authority

For preparing the invitation for residence permit UL should have the following data about the student: 

  • copy of passport; 
  • date and place of birth; 
  • citizenship; 
  • home address; 
  • address of accommodation in Riga;  
  • Embassy of Latvia where student will submit the documents for the residence permit.

After the invitation is approved, the student can submit the following documents for the residence permit:

  • invitation document;
  • residence permit application form (available at;
  • copy of passport (original must be presented). Passport should be valid at least 3 months longer than planned residence permit term;

  • one photo (3x4 cm);
  • a proof of study fee payment;

  • legalized statement on punishability issued by a competent institution of the citizenship or the host country if a foreigner has resided in that country longer than 12 months (Certificate valid for 6 months from the date of approval);

  • document confirming the necessary subsistence (at least 430 Euro) per month. Document – official (original) statement from bank with stamp and signature of represenative person and also copy of bank card (Certificate valid for 3 months from the date of approval);

  • document which approves the place of accommodation in Latvia (provided by UL if will be staying at students dormitory) (Certificate valid for 3 months from the date of approval);
  • copy of study agreement (original must be presented);

  • AIC decision (Given by university);

  • legalized documents on previous education which should be sufficient for studies at the University of Latvia;
  • state duty payment  for the examination of submitted documents will be done on the place in embassy or OCMA. (see price table below).

Prices for examination of the documents for requesting a temporary residence permit:

Within 45 days 

For free

Within 30 days

71.14 EUR

Within 10 business days

213.43 EUR

Within 5 business days

355.72 EUR

The residence permit procedure takes over 40 days. Student may receive the residence permit for studies in Latvia for the period on which the Student has paid their study fee. The documents for the prolongation procedure must be submitted not later than 40 days before the validity of the current permit has run out.

On receiving the residence permit student have to present a life and health insurance policy which is valid in Latvia and a copy of statement on fluorography or x-ray results (original must be presented) issued by a competent institution in Latvia.

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