Category

State Visit

Purpose

An invitation of the President of Latvia

Components

  • Guard of honour, red carpet on arrival and departure at the airport
  • Official welcoming ceremony at the Riga Castle
  • Official photographs and signing of the Guest Book
  • Exchange of State Decorations (prior agreement of both parties)
  • Exchange of State Gifts
  • Meeting with the President of Latvia and his/ her spouse (if spouse of the guest is present)
  • Discussions between both Heads of State and Delegations
  • Press conference for both Heads of State
  • Flower-laying ceremony at the Monument of Freedom
  • Meeting with the Speaker of the Saeima [Parliament]
  • Meeting with the Prime Minister
  • State Dinner hosted by the President of Latvia and his/her spouse
  • Visit to the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia
  • Meeting with the Chairperson of the Riga City Council
  • Business Forum (as appropriate to the context of the visit)
  • Visit to cultural or other establishments, a public speech
  • Regional tour
  • Reception hosted by visiting state
  • Separate programme for the spouses

Composition of the foreign delegation

Official delegation 1 (2) + 10, subject to reciprocity

Responsible institution

The Chancery of the President of Latvia

Financing

  • The costs for the official delegation - (Airport VIP lounge, hotel, official meals, transport and interpreter services) are covered by the Latvian side, following the principle of reciprocity
  • Depending on the context of the visit additional expenses may be permitted, which are to be covered by the Latvian side
  • Other expenses are to be covered by the visiting state

The Latvian welcome and farewell party at the airport

  • The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia to the state concerned
  • The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the state concerned to Latvia
  • The Head of the State Protocol
  • An Officer from the Presidents Protocol Division

The Latvian welcome and  farewell party at the Riga Castle

  • The President of Latvia and his/her spouse
  • The Speaker of the Saeima
  • The Prime Minister
  • The Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • The Dean of the Foreign Diplomatic Corps resident in Latvia
  • Appropriate ministers and other officials who participate in discussions and are included in the official delegation of the welcoming state
  • The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia to the state concerned
  • The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the state concerned to Latvia
  • The Commander of the National Armed Forces
  • The Head of the Presidents Chancery
  • The Chairperson of the Riga City Council
  • The Head of the State Protocol
  • Advisors to the President of Latvia

Security

Military police, the Security Service of the President of Latvia

Category

Official Visit

Purpose

An invitation of the President of Latvia

Components

  • Guard of honour, red carpet upon arrival and departure at the airport
  • Official welcoming ceremony at the Riga Castle
  • Official photographs and signing of the Guest Book
  • Exchange of Official Gifts
  • Meeting with the President of Latvia and his/her spouse
  • Discussion between both Heads of States and Delegations
  • Press conference for both Heads of States
  • Official flower laying ceremony at the Monument of Freedom
  • Meeting with the Chairperson of the Saeima
  • Meeting with the Prime Minister
  • Business Forum (as appropriate to the context of the visit)
  • Other meetings at the suggestion of the Latvian side or upon request of the visiting state
  • Official luncheon/ dinner hosted by the President of Latvia and his/her spouse
  • Separate programme for the spouses possible

Composition of the foreign delegation

Official delegation 1 (2) + 10, subject to reciprocity

Responsible institution

The Chancery of the President of Latvia

Financing

  • The costs for the official delegation - (Airport VIP lounge, hotel, official meals, transport and interpreter services) are covered by the Latvian side, following the principle of reciprocity
  • Depending on the context of the visit additional expenses may be permitted, which are covered by the Latvian side. Other expenses are to be covered by the visiting state

The Latvian welcome and farewell party at the airport

  • The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia to the state concerned
  •  The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the state concerned to Latvia
  • The Head of the State Protocol
  • An Officer from the Presidents Protocol Division

The Latvian party at the official welcome ceremony at the Riga Castle

  • The President of Latvia and his/her spouse
  • The Speaker of the Saeima
  • The Prime Minister
  • The Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • The Dean of the Foreign Diplomatic Corps resident in Latvia
  • Appropriate ministers and other officials who participate in the discussions and are included in the official welcome party
  • The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia to the foreign state concerned
  • The Commander of the National Armed Forces
  • The Head of the Presidents Chancery
  • The Chairperson of the Riga City Council
  • The Head of the State Protocol
  • Advisors to the President of Latvia

Security

Military police, the Security Service of the President of Latvia

Category

Working Visit

Purpose

An invitation of the President of Latvia or initiative of the visiting state, as well as for a particular occasion (conference, presentation, commemoration event, etc)

Components

  • Meeting with the President of Latvia
  • Other meetings at the suggestion of the Latvian side or at the request of the visiting state
  • Individual event (conference, presentation, commemoration ceremony etc.)
  • The exchange of gifts is not provided (with exception of the request of the visiting country, tradition of the state concerned, or a part of the context of the visit)
  • Separate programme for the spouses possible

Composition of the foreign delegation

Official delegation 1 (2) + 3, subject to reciprocity

Responsible institution

  • The Chancery of the President of Latvia
  • Depending on the content of the visit or the specific event, a particular organiser in charge of the visit or event concerned

Financing

  • On the principle of reciprocity or at the expense of the visiting state
  • Hotel, Airport VIP lounge, transport for the delegation within the format 1 (2) + 3 is covered by the Latvian side

The Latvian welcome and farewell party at the airport

  • The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia to the state concerned
  • The Head of the State Protocol 
  • An Officer from the Presidents Protocol Division

Security

Military police, the Security Service of the President of Latvia

Category

Private Visit

Purpose

An invitation of the Latvian side or initiative of the visiting state

Components

According to the purpose of the visit

Composition of the foreign delegation

As determined by the visiting state

Responsible institution

The Chancery of the President of Latvia, the Embassy of the foreign state concerned

Financing

  • Expenses of the Airport VIP lounge (for the Head of State and his/her spouse) is covered by the Latvian side
  • Other expenses to be covered by the visiting state

The Latvian welcome and farewell party at the airport

An Officer from the Presidents Protocol Division

Security

Military police, the Security Service of the President of Latvia

Category

Transit Visit

Purpose

Initiative of the state concerned

Components

As determined by the state concerned

Composition of the foreign delegation

As determined by the state concerned

Responsible institution

The Chancery of the President of Latvia, the Embassy of the foreign state concerned

Financing

  • Expenses of the Airport VIP lounge (for the Head of State and his/her spouse) is covered by the Latvian side
  • Other expenses to be covered by the state concerned

The Latvian welcome and farewell party at the airport

 An Officer from the Presidents Protocol Division

Security

Military police, the Security Service of the President of Latvia

Category

Spouse Visit

Purpose

An invitation of the spouse of the President of Latvia or initiative of the visiting state, as well as for a particular occasion (conference, presentation, commemoration event, etc)

Components

With regard to the purpose of the visit

Composition of the foreign delegation

To be determined by the visiting state

Responsible institution

  •  The Chancery of the President of Latvia
  •  Depending on the content of the visit or specific event 

Financing

On the principle of reciprocity or by the visiting state

The Latvian welcome and farewell party at the airport

An Officer from the Presidents Protocol Division