Latvia Digital Nomad Visa

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Latvia, inspired by its northern neighbor Estonia, has introduced the Latvia Digital Nomad Visa, following in the footsteps of successful digital nomad visa programs. This visa offers a one-year validity period with the option to renew for an additional year. However, it is specifically designed for foreign nationals who are employed by or own a business registered in an OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) country.By creating this visa, Latvia aims to attract remote workers and digital nomads to experience its unique blend of culture, history, and modern amenities. With its vibrant cities, stunning landscapes, and well-developed infrastructure, Latvia presents an attractive option for those seeking a European destination to call home while working remotely.

Visa category

Digital Nomad Visa

What are the visa fees/charges?

• Application fee: EUR60
• Review on urgent basis: EUR120

Is there a minimum income threshold applicable for digital nomad/remote work visa?

Yes, EUR3,433 per month

Are digital nomad/remote work visa holders subject to income tax?

• The foreigners who have received a long term visa and work remotely in Latvia has the right to choose to apply a 15 percent tax rate to income earned in connection with
performing remote work for an employer registered in another OECD-member country or to income earned in connection with economic activity registered in a OECD-
member country

• The tax rate must be opted within 365 days of foreigner becoming tax resident in Latvia

Are digital nomad/remote work visa holders subject to social security contributions?


Is there Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) relief available in the country?


Is there an income tax requirement in the country, in general?


Is there a social security requirement in the country, in general?


Are criminal checks required for this visa?

For how long is the digital nomad/remote work visa valid?

1 Year with option to renew for another year work restraints/limitations?
• The applicant is required to be employed by a company established in OECD-member state, or should be registered as a self-employed in OECD- member state.
• The applicant does not have the right to employment in Latvia

What are the standard requirements for the digital nomad/remote work visa?

• A valid passport
• A passport-style photograph taken within the last six months
• Complete and signed visa questionnaire
• Health insurance policy – the minimum liability limit of the insurer specified in the policy must not be less than EUR42,600 during the insurance period
• Documents confirming the expected place of residence in Latvia
• Proof of employment issued by the tax authority or social insurance institution of the OECD member state
• Statement from the employer indicating that the employee has been employed for at least six months
• Proof of employment earning at least EUR3,433 per month
• Self-employed applicants from OECD-member state are required to provide documents issued by the tax authority (information on income generated in the last six months, and at least EUR3,433 per month)
• A document confirming the payment of the state fee

Which countries are eligible to apply for the digital nomad/remote work visa?

The visa is available for OECD member states only which are:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, The United Kingdom, The United States

Is applicant required to provide proof of employment?

Yes (documents issued by the tax authority or social insurance institution of the OECD member state)


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Internet mobile: 58.9 Mbps Median – Feb 2023


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