The MFA of the Republic of Latvia does not object of local recruitment of administrative and technical staff or private servants if they are Latvian nationals or permanent residents in Latvia.
According to the Vienna Convention 1961, locally engaged staff who are Latvian nationals or permanent residents shall not be entitled to privileges and immunities. The State Protocol does not issue ID cards to the aforementioned category either.
It must be noted, that Latvian nationals or permanent residents employed by entities subject to the Protocol (No. 7) ON THE PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION enjoy strictly functional immunities laid out in this Protocol without having a valid accreditation and an ID card.
According to Paragraph 3, Article 33 and Paragraph 2, Article 37 of the Vienna Convention 1961, 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 domestic employees working at diplomatic or consular posts accredited to the Republic of Latvia. The Law, however, 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 based on the amount of total contributions in the social insurance fund.
|More information available at:||The State Revenue Service
(Valsts ieņēmumu dienests)
|Address:||Smilšu iela 1, Riga, LV-1978|
|Tel.:||+371 6702 8761
+371 6702 8703
Paid annual leave is considered a part of the social security provisions in Latvia. Thus, Latvian citizens and permanent residents in Latvia employed by a foreign diplomatic mission are entitled to full annual leave, as stipulated in the Latvian Labour Code.