As of 1 July 2017 the Register of Natural Persons shall accumulate information about the identity code of a foreigner, recorded in his/her personal identity document, and information on the identity code allocated by a foreign country for a citizen of Latvia and non-citizen of Latvia, as well as persons, who have received residence permits, certificates of registration or permanent residence permits in Latvia.
Information shall be provided within 30 days after the change of information included in the Register of Natural Persons or afterwards, when the person has become aware of the relevant information.
- a personal identity document (a passport or personal identity card);
- a document confirming the identification code allocated by a foreign country.
Application for updating information in the Register of Natural Persons.
The document issued by a foreign authority shall be translated into Latvian (except if the document is in English, German, French or Russian and it is submitted to the diplomatic or consular representative office of Latvia abroad or is sent via mail from abroad) and legalised in accordance with the procedures prescribed by regulatory enactments. Translation and legalization shall not be required for personal identity documents, residence permits, registration certificates or permanent residence permits and health insurance cards.
Legalisation is not required for public documents issued by the countries of the European Union, European Economic Area, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (except for its overseas territories) or issued by the Swiss Confederation that are provided for use in Latvia.
Information about legalization of documents is available here: https://www.mfa.gov.lv/konsulara-informacija/dokumentu-apliecinasana-ar-apostille-un-legalizacija
Where to submit documents?
Documents can currently be submitted to the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs only remotely:
- by post to the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs to address: Čiekurkalna 1.līnija 1, k-3, Rīga, LV-1026 or the nearest territorial division of the Office for Citizenship and Migration Affairs. When sending documents by post, copies of documents must be notarised and legalised, with the exception of a copy of the identity document;
- by means of a secure electronic signature, by sending to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, a certified copy of the original of documents signed with a secure electronic signature (a copy of personal identification documents shall not be required to be certified).
Documents may also be submitted to the nearest diplomatic or consular representation of Latvia in foreign states. For possible means of submitting documents, please contact the mission in question or watch on the Internet: https://www.mfa.gov.lv/en/diplomatic-missions
At the same time, if it is necessary to verify the legal strength of the original document or the accuracy of the derivative of the document, the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs may at any time request that the original document be produced.