Requesting documents from the Embassy

01.11.2019. 18:16

Certificates from the Population Register of Latvia

To request a document from the Population Register of the Republic of Latvia, please submit the following documents:

  1. completed and signed free form application, addressed to the Embassy of Latvia;
  2. application regarding address in the US (only for Latvian nationals);
  3. copy of the person's passport;
  4. copy of  identification document showing your permanent status in the USA;
  5. fee in the amount of 60 USD in the form of Money Order payable to the Embassy of Latvia (if the certificate is requested in English) or in the amount of 10 USD (if the certificate is requested in Latvian);
  6. prepaid envelope with your home address for sending back the original documents to your specified address in USA, or a Money Order in the amount of 30 USD via Federal Express or in the amount of 20 USD by registered mail.

The processing time of the document is 5 working days.

 Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

To request a birth, marriage or death certificate from the Embassy of Latvia, please submit the following documents:

          1. completed and signed application form to request a birth certificate,

             completed and signed application form to request a marriage certificate,

            completed and signed application form to request a divorce certificate,

             completed and signed application form to request a death certificate;

          2. fee in the amount of 10 USD in the form of a Money Order, if the person requests the document him/her self or in the amount of 50 USD, if the document is requested by a close relative or person requests a divorce certificate. If the death certificate is requested by relative and relationship has been proved by documents the fee is 10 USD. In other cases the fee for the death certificate is 50 USD. 

          3. application regarding address in the US (only for Latvian nationals);

          4. copy of the identification document showing your permanent status in the USA;

          5. power of attorney, if you are requesting a birth or marriage certificate of a relative who is alive;

          6. prepaid envelope with your home address for sending back the original documents to your specified address in USA, or a Money Order in the amount of 30 USD via Federal Express or in the amount of 20 USD by registered mail.

The processing time of the request is approximately 2 weeks.  

      If you are interested in older family documents (birth, marriage, death certificates, etc.) for the time to 1914, you should contact the National State Archives by calling ,+ (371) 67226532 or by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

         The payment is non refundable if the requested document cannot be issued because it cannot be found in the registries.

 

Requesting documents from public institutions in Latvia

The following documents can be received from institutions in Latvia:

Civil Registry Department of the Ministry of Justice  (civil status documents and reference statements)

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Website: https://www.tm.gov.lv/lv/cits/lv-ministrija-struktura-dd-html 

International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Justice

(court judgements on divorce, a certificate concerning judgments in matrimonial matters specified in Article 39 of Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003)

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Website: https://www.tm.gov.lv/lv/cits/lv-ministrija-struktura-tsd-html

 National Archive of Latvia  (reference statements on length of service, pension)

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Website: https://www.arhivi.gov.lv/

 

Police Clearance Certificate

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Application Form;
  2. application regarding address in the US (only for Latvian nationals);
  3. copy of the person's passport;
  4. free form application with this text on it "I, (Name, Surname), agree that my data will be used in the process of my criminal records check" with the date and your signature;
  5. copy of the identification document showing your permanent status in the USA;
  6. payment in the amount of 70 USD in the form of a Money Order payable to the Embassy of Latvia (for a certificate in English) or 60 USD (for a certificate in Latvian). The certificate is issued within 5 working days. If the certificate is issued within 2 working days, the payment is 90 USD (for a certificate in English) or 70 USD (for a certificate in Latvian).
  7. prepaid envelope with your home address for sending back the original documents to your specified address in USA, or a Money Order payable to the Embassy of Latvia in the amount of 30 USD via Federal Express or in the amount of 20 USD by registered mail.

  No Objection Statement

To request a No Objection Statement from the Embassy of Latvia, please submit the following documents:

  1. completed and signed free form application, addressed to the Embassy of Latvia;
  2. application regarding address in the US (only for Latvian nationals);
  3. copy of the person's passport; 
  4. copy of the identification document showing your permanent status in the USA;
  5. fee in the amount of 50 USD in the form of a Money Order (payable to the Embassy of Latvia);
  6. prepaid envelope with your home address for sending back the original documents to your specified address in USA, or a Money Order in the amount of 30 USD via Federal Express or in the amount of 20 USD by registered mail.

The processing time of the document is 5 working days.

Please submit all documents by mail to the following address:
Embassy of Latvia
2306 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20008