Information for non-EU nationals

Applying for job vacancies

 

If a vacancy on the platform is published only in the Latvian language, that means appropriate Latvian language knowledge is necessary to apply for the vacancy.

If a vacancy is published in English, then the vacancy is intended also for international job candidates.

 

Conditions for the employment of non-EU nationals

 

Please note that non-EU nationals may be subject to additional requirements for entering the European labour market.

Employment of non-EU nationals in Latvia is based on working visa or residence permit with the right to work. This permit is mainly available to skilled professionals or seasonal workers in business sectors where there is a shortage of local labour force.

If you have found a suitable job offer, you usually need to send your CV and application to a potential employer. If the employer is interested to offer you a job, then the next step is to agree on working conditions and possibilities to proceed with the documentation for the employment. The company which agreed to employ you need to confirm employment invitation at the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (OCMA). Once the employer’s invitation is approved, you will be able to submit documents to the OCMA for receiving employment visa or temporary residence permit.

 

More information:

Visas

Residence permits

EU Blue card for highly qualified staff

 

Employment contract and working conditions

 

Your employment contract will be concluded in accordance with the conditions of Latvian Labour law

More information: Living and working conditions in Latvia and EURES Latvia information for jobseekers .