Changes in the Population Register of Latvia (marital status/change of name or last name/change of last name due to marriage or divorce)

21.02.2020. 20:41

To update information on marital status and change of surname/last name due to marriage, please send to the Embassy by mail (adress: 2306 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008) the following:

1.       a filled out application form on marriage registration. On the application form please write your maiden last name and your married last name in Latvian. If you need to clarify how your last name is spelled in Latvian, please consult with the Latvian Language Agency by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;

2.       passport copies of the wife and husband (data page only);

3.       application regarding address in the US;

4.       free form application with text on it: “I, name, surname, agree that my data will be used in order to receive a consular service. Date and signature”;

5.       the original of the marriage certificate that has been certified with Apostille (can be done at the Office of the Secretary of the State that has issued the document);

6.       fee in the amount of 50 USD for sending the documents to Latvia (Money Order payable to the Embassy of Latvia);

7.       for sending back the original document, please include a prepaid envelope with your return address. In the case a return envelope is not included, the Embassy will use USPS services. If you wish to receive a certified shipment, please include a Money Order in the amount of 20 USD or in the amount of 30 USD to receive your documents by FedEx.

If there is no name change due to marriage, please indicate this fact on the application form.

Changes will appear in the Population Register within 4 weeks.

To receive information on the update in the Population Register, please contact the Consular Division of the Embassy by sending an e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and enclosing a copy of your passport data page or ID card.

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).

To register information on last name change due to divorce, please send to the Embassy by mail (adress: 2306 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008)  the following:

1.       a filled out application form on divorce registration;

2.       application regarding address in the US;

3.       passport copy (data page only);

4.       free form application with text on it: “I, name, surname, agree that my data will be used in order to receive a consular service. Date and signature”;

8.       the original of the divorce certificate that has been certified with Apostille  (can be done at the Office of the Secretary of the State that has issued the document);

5.       fee in the amount of 50 USD for sending the documents to Latvia (Money Order payable to the Embassy of Latvia); 

6.       for sending back the original document, please include a prepaid envelope with your return address. In the case a return envelope is not included, the Embassy will use USPS services. If you wish to receive a certified shipment, please include a Money Order in the amount of 20 USD or in the amount of 30 USD to receive your documents by FedEx.

If there is no name change due to divorce, please indicate this fact on the application form.

Changes will appear in the Population Register within 4 weeks.

To receive information on the update in the Population Register, please contact the Consular Division of the Embassy by sending an e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and enclosing a copy of your passport data page ore ID card.

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).

To register information on name or last name change that is not done due to marriage or divorce, please send to the Embassy by mail (adress: 2306 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008)  the following:

1.       a filled out and signed free form application,

2.       application regarding address in the US;

3.       passport copy (data page only);

4.       free form application with text on it: “I, name, surname, agree that my data will be used in order to receive a consular service. Date and signature”;

5.       the original of the document issued by the competent US authority that proves the name or last name change and certified with Apostille (can be done at the Office of the Secretary of the State that has issued the document);

6.       fee in the amount of 50 USD for sending the documents to Latvia (Money Order payable to the Embassy of Latvia);

7.       for sending back the original document, please include a prepaid envelope with your return address. In the case a return envelope is not included, the Embassy will use USPS services. If you wish to receive a certified shipment, please include a Money Order in the amount of 20 USD or in the amount of 30 USD to receive your documents by FedEx.

Changes will appear in the Population Register within 4 weeks.

To receive information on the update in the Population Register, please contact the Consular Division of the Embassy by sending an e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and enclosing a copy of your passport data page ore ID card.

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).