Applying for the passport and/or the ID card

05.06.2020. 23:18

Please note that you can only apply for a Latvian citizen’s passport and/or eID card if you are registered as a Latvian citizen and have received a personal code.

To apply for a new Latvian passport and/or eID card, please schedule an appointment in the electronic pre-registration system. When applying for the passport and/or eID card, you must bring along your previously filled out application form for the passport and/or eID card and the form regarding your place of residence in the U.S.

Visiting hours at the Embassy:

·         Monday: 09:00 AM – 4:45 PM

·         Thursday: 09:00 AM – 12:45 PM

Passport/eID card applications can only be processed if the applicant´s personal data (e.g. name, date/place of birth and citizenship) are correct and up-to-date in the Population Register of Latvia. E.g. a name change due to marriage or a child born outside of Latvia shall be registered in the Population Register of the Republic of Latvia before submitting the passport application.

TO APPLY FOR A PASSPORT AND/OR eID CARD FOR THE FIRST TIME, please submit the following documents:

  • Birth certificate;
  • Passport or eID card (if such has been issued);
  • Application for the passport and/or eiD card (to be filled out in Latvian);
  • Application regarding address in the US;
  • Document certifying your permanent residence in the USA (permanent resident card, work authorization, US passport, US visa, I-94 or I-20 forms, or other document);
  • A person under the age of 15 shall be issued a passport upon request of parent or custodian who holds Latvian citizenship.
  • Payment is accepted by credit or debit card. The fee includes the cost of shipment of the passport and/ or eID card with FedEx. An additional fee of EUR 25 will be applied to request eID card with the electronic signature certificate.

Average processing time for a new passport and/or eID card is approximately 8 weeks.

 

TO APPLY FOR A NEW PASSPORT AND/OR eID CARD, please submit the following documents:

  • Expired (or soon to expire) passport; expired (or soon to expire) eID card;
  • Application for the passport and/or eiD card (to be filled out in Latvian);
  • Application regarding address in the US;
  • Document certifying your permanent residence in the USA (permanent resident card, work authorization, US passport, US visa, I-94 or I-20 forms, or other document);
  • A person under the age of 15 shall be issued a passport upon request of parent or custodian who holds Latvian citizenship.
  • Payment is accepted by credit or debit card. The fee includes the cost of shipment of the passport and/ or eID card with FedEx. An additional fee of EUR 25 will be applied to request eID card with the electronic signature certificate.

Average processing time for a new passport and/or eID card is approximately 8 weeks.

TO OBTAIN A NEW PASSPORT AND/ OR eID CARD DUE TO THE CHANGE OF SURNAME/LAST NAME, please first register such a change with the Population Register of Latvia. More information on Changes in the Population Register of Latvia (marital status/change of name or last name/change of last name due to marriage or divorce)

Please submit the following documents:

  • Passport; eID card;
  • Application for the passport and/or eiD card (to be filled out in Latvian);
  • Application regarding address in the US;
  • Document certifying your permanent residence in the USA (permanent resident card, work authorization, US passport, US visa, I-94 or I-20 forms, or other document);
  • Payment is accepted by credit or debit card. The fee includes the cost of shipment of the passport and/ or eID card with FedEx. An additional fee of EUR 25 will be applied to request eID card with the electronic signature certificate.

Average processing time for a new passport and/or eID card is approximately 8 weeks.

 

TO RECEIVE A PASSPORT AND/ OR eID CARD DUE TO THE LOSS, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OF A DOCUMENT, please submit the following documents:

  • Statement on the loss of the document;
  • Application for the passport and/or eiD card (to be filled out in Latvian);
  • Application regarding address in the US;
  • Document certifying your permanent residence in the USA (permanent resident card, work authorization, US passport, US visa, I-94 or I-20 forms, or other document);
  • A person under the age of 15 shall be issued a passport upon request of parent or custodian who holds Latvian citizenship.
  • Payment is accepted by credit or debit card. The fee includes the cost of shipment of the passport and/ or e/ID card with FedEx. An additional fee of EUR 25 will be applied to request eID card with the electronic signature certificate.

Average processing time for a new passport and/or eID card is approximately 8 weeks.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 6, PARAGRAPH ONE OF THE LAW On the Status of those Former U.S.S.R. Citizens who do not have the Citizenship of Latvia or that of any Other State A NON-CITIZEN OF LATVIA WHO HAS ACQUIRED THE CITIZENSHIP (NATIONALITY) OF ANOTHER STATE HAS THE DUTY TO RENOUNCE THE NON-CITIZEN STATUS WITHIN 30 DAYS AFTER ACQUIRING SUCH CITIZENSHIP (NATIONALITY). More information is available here

 In case of questions please contact the Consular Division of the Embassy by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone for consultations: (202) 328-2877 (from Tuesday until Friday from 1:00pm until 3:00pm Eastern time).

Please note:

All citizen passports (blue color) issued before July 1, 2002 containing a glued photograph, as well as passports without an expiration date (beztermiņa), are not valid travel documents since July 1, 2008.

Latvian citizen's passports issued between July 1, 2002 and November 19, 2007 with a validity of 50 years, and Latvian non-citizen's passports issued between April 10, 1997 and November 19, 2007 with validity of 50 years are not valid for international travel as of November 1, 2010.

 

Prices for a passport and eID card at the Embassy:

·         passport only - 95 EUR

·         passport and eID card – 100 EUR

·         passport for persons under the age of 20 and persons over the age of 63 and 9 months - 80 EUR

·         passport and eID card for persons under the age of 20 and persons over the age of 63 and 9 months – 85 EUR

·         eID card only - 80 EUR

          eID card for persons under the age of 20 and persons over the age of 63 and 9 months - 70 EUR