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Immigration support for hiring expats in Latvia via a PEO

If your business objectives are related to hiring expatriate personnel in Latvia, there are some things you need to consider, from the peculiarities of immigration procedure in Latvia to documents required to get a work permit, and local payroll for foreign citizens.

If your company is hiring or planning to hire expats in Latvia, an in-country PEO employment post immigration might be a viable alternative to incorporation. A global PEO company will guide you through every step of immigration procedure in Latvia and render a ‘no entity hiring’ after visa or permit receipt.

For many years Acumen International has been hiring and payrolling our clients’ expatriates for both short- and long-term projects. If you need to legally hire and pay the expatriates in Latvia, we can help you. Regardless of your business objectives and timelines, Acumen International can arrange immigration and work permit support for hiring your expats in full legal compliance with local labor legislation after the permit has been issued.

Acumen’s ‘work permit and hiring expats through a Global PEO’ solution is designed for:

  1. employer companies like yourself that want to relocate their selected expats to Latvia
  2. individuals that have an employer that is ready to finance their immigration and foreign employment in the Latvia
  3. the service is mainly used by companies hiring highly skilled personnel to fill some top positions in Latvia

Note: Having a single provider that would sponsor a work permit or visa on your behalf and then employs expats in Latvia, minimizes risks of visa rejection. In addition, it takes the hassle associated with immigration procedure off your head.

Unlike other global Professional Employer Organizations, Acumen International can provide extra benefits in addition to work permit support in Latvia. This includes medical insurance, housing, office rent, mobile phone and car provision to meet-and-greet, dependents relocation, etc.

Attention: we are not an immigration service! We do not provide a work permit and immigration support as a standalone solution to individuals willing to find jobs overseas.

Estimated time for work permit issuance

Typically, the procedure of work permit issuance in Latvia takes about 1 months until entry to Latvia, and a further 1 to 2 months before the whole process is completed.


Major steps to get a work permit in Latvia

  1. Fill out/print/sign up the Application for requiring a residence permit
  2. Collect all required documentation
  3. Legalise documents
  4. Arrange an interview
  5. Submit the application/pay fee for processing the documents
  6. Decision is made by OCMA (The Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs)
  7. Apply for D Visa/pay visa fee
  8. Upon arrival to Latvia obtain residence permit

Documents for work permit in Latvia, main applicant

Type of documents
Valid passport
2 x passport photos
2 x completed employment permit application forms
Medical certificate stating good health of applicant
Proof of sufficient funds (can be in the form of bank account statements)
Medical insurance
Inclusion of the relevant visa application fee
Relevant marriage and birth certificates of spouse and dependents traveling with the applicant
Employment contract from the sponsor
Letter of intent from sponsor

If you need to have your expat personnel legally work for you in Latvia without having to set up your own business entity for that, trust us to assist you with work permit and immigration support, and then employ your expats locally on your behalf.

Contact our team to let us take up your foreign employees’ immigration matters and relieve you of the responsibility of getting work permit by working with our local partners to organize and obtain all the necessary permits, as well as provide you with a detailed update on the progress of the process.

Contact us for more details about how you can get a work permit for your expatriate staff and employ them through Acumen International in Latvia.

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