Consular services for Latvian nationals in Portugal

25.05.2016. 16:46

As Embassy of Latvia in Portugal has been closed, please find information below on how to receive consular services


CONSULAR ASSISTANCE IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS INCLUDING THE ISSUANCE OF RETURN CERTIFICATES

If the travel document is lost, stolen or rendered invalid, application should be submitted in order to receive a return certificate or an Emergency Travel Document (ETD), valid for return trip to Latvia:


PASSPORTS AND eID CARDS

  • Applications for a new passport or an identity card (eID card) should be submitted at any Embassy of Latvia (e.g. in France, Belgium, Spain) by booking an appointment in advance. When the passport /eID is ready, it can be posted to the applicant’s home address, or received with the assistance of any Honorary Consulate of Latvia in Portugal.
  • If the passport or eID card has expired while in Portugal, it is possible to receive a return certificate or an Emergency Travel Document (ETD) for the journey to Latvia. After returning to Latvia, application for a new passport or an ID card should be made at any Division of the Office for Citizenship and Migration Affairs (OCMA).
  • The Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (OCMA) will also consider the possibility to process applications for passports/eID cards in Portugal with the help of a mobile passport workstation.

REGISTRATION OF LATVIAN CITIZENSHIP

Please contact any Latvian Embassy (e.g. in France, Belgium, Spain) in order to register a newborn child as a Latvian Citizen.

It can also be done by posting the necessary documentation to the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (OCMA), information as well as application form is available on web page of OCMA.


CERTIFICATES

Various certificates (e.g. on marital status; of (non)conviction from the Registry of Criminal Records (including administrative offences)) can be obtained as an e-service at www.latvija.lv. Documents also can be requested at any Embassy of Latvia (e.g. in France or Belgium).

As certificates can be issued only in Latvian or English translators should be contacted for translations into Portuguese, e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Important! Please indicate whether certification with Apostille is needed for the document  (more information is available on website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

Certificates from the Registry of Criminal Records (including administrative offences) of the Information Centre of the Ministry of the Interior 

Detailed information on how to obtain certificate of (non)conviction, online application form, as well as fees charged for the service can be found on the website of the Ministry of Interior of Latvia.

The certificate will be forwarded for collection to any Embassy of Latvia or any Honorary Consulate of Latvia in Portugal if this has been indicated in the application.

As certificates can be issued only in Latvian, English or Russian, translators should be contacted for translations into Portuguese, e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Important! Please indicate whether certification with Apostille is needed for the document (more information is available on website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

Certificates from the Population Register (e.g. on marital status, legal status, identity documents, place of residence)

Certificate on marital status, legal status, identity document, or place of residence can be requested at any Embassy of Latvia (e.g. in France or Belgium).

Certificates can also be obtained as an e-service at www.latvija.lv.

Once the certificate is issued, it will be posted to the applicant or to any Honorary Consulate of Latvia in Portugal for collection in person, if it is indicated so in the application.

Important! Please indicate whether certification with Apostille is needed for the document (more information is available on website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Certificates from the Register of the Road Traffic Safety Directorate regarding driving licence and data included in registration certificate

Certificate from the Registry of the Road Traffic Safety Directorate regarding the driving licence can be obtained by applying at any Embassy of Latvia (e.g. in France or Belgium).

Certificates can also be obtained as an e-service at www.latvija.lv.

Once the certificate is issued, it will be posted to the applicant or to any Honorary Consulate of Latvia in Portugal for collection in person, if it is indicated so in the application.

As certificates can be issued only in Latvian or English, translators should be contacted for translations into Portuguese, e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Important! Please indicate whether certification with Apostille is needed for the document (more information is available on website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)


DUPLICATE CIVIL STATUS REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS

In order to receive duplicates of birth, marriage or death certificates an e-mail request should be made to the Civil Registry Department of the Ministry of Justice, e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (detailed information on the procedure is available on the website of the Ministry of Justice ).

Birth, marriage or death certificates can also be requested from any Latvian Embassy (e.g. in France or Belgium) or as an e-service at www.latvija.lv.

Once the certificate is issued, it will be posted to the applicant or to any Honorary Consulate of Latvia in Portugal for collection in person, if it is indicated so in the application.

As certificates can be issued only in Latvian, translators should be contacted for translations into Portuguese, e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Important! Please indicate whether certification with Apostille is needed for the document (more information is available on website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).


NOTARY SERVICES

  • Notary services can be received at any Portuguese notary public. The document will be drawn up in the notary’s working language and will need to be translated for further use in Latvia.

REGISTRATION OF CHANGES IN CIVIL STATUS (BIRTH, MARRIAGE, DEATH)

  • To register the changes in civil status please contact any Embassy of Latvia (e.g. in France, Belgium, Spain). Documents issued in Portuguese should be translated into Latvian. Translators in Portugal can be contacted: e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

DIGITAL SIGNATURE (E-SIGNATURE)

Please note that any Latvian national possessing an e-ID card or having access to internet banks in Latvia can prepare and submit documents with a digital signature. Please do contact the competent Latvian institution and clarify the requirements for submitting such documents in advance.

For any inquiries or questions, please contact the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs  of Latvia by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone (+371) 67016364.