Social Insurance

23.03.2016. 09:23

According to Paragraph 3, Article 33 and Paragraph 2, Article 37 of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, diplomatic agents or consular employees who employ persons who are citizens of the country of residence or permanent residents shall observe the obligations which the social security provisions of the receiving State impose upon employers. In Latvia, a social security system has been established by the Law on State Social Insurance. The law does not foresee state mandatory social insurance of inland employees working at diplomatic or consular posts accredited to the Republic of Latvia, however the law provides that the person in question may join the State social insurance voluntarily, which qualifies that person for receiving of a State old-age pension in the amount depending on the performed contribution.

Further information available at:

The State Revenue Service

Valsts ieņēmumu dienests

Smilšu iela 1, Riga, LV-1978

tel. +371 6702 8761, +371 6702 8703;

tel/fax+371 6782 0273

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