Documents to be submitted in order to receive a residence permit in the Republic of Latvia and you are an individual merchant (businessman) registered in the Commercial Register:

You shall present a valid travel document admitted in the Republic of Latvia and submit the following documents:

  • a definite sample form for a residence permit request;
  • a photography;
  • a statement on punishability issued by a competent institution of the citizenship or the host country (for a foreigner more than 14 years old), if a foreigner has resided in that country longer than 12 months
  • a document certifying the necessary subsistence (the required subsistence is 2286 euros per month. If family members come with you, the required subsistence is 500 euros per month for an adult and 150 euros per month for a minor.)
  • a document confirming the state duty payment;
  • a business plan approved by a sworn auditor for the envisaged operation period;
  • documents confirming sufficient personal financial means to commence the activities stipulated in the business plan;
  • a permit (a licence, a certificate) if you are engaged in activities which require these documents;
  • a business plan checked by a sworn auditor if the former business plan has already been fulfilled (starting with the second year of operation);

If you are accompanied by your minor child or a child under maintenance you shall submit all the above mentioned documents about him/her (except the marriage approving document), as well as the relationship confirming document and a permission of the other parent to reside in the Republic of Latvia notarially approved or signed in the presence of an officer of the administrative body or representation.