The Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in Australia announces field missions by a portable passport station to take place in May 2022 in the following locations:
Adelaide, May 20th and 21st
Adelaide Latvian Society House
36 Rose Terrace, Wayville SA 5034
Perth, May 27th and 28th
Perth Latvian Center
60 Cleaver Terrace, Belmont, WA 6104
Applications for a passport and/or a personal identity card (eID card) will only be accepted from persons who have been assigned a personal identity number and, in the case of a name/surname change, information on whom has been updated in the Register of Natural Persons.
From 1 January 2023 onwards, and eID card will be a compulsory personal identification document for any Latvian citizen and non-citizen 15 years of age and older. Accordingly, at this point already, a passport will be issued to any Latvian national who has reached 15 years of age if they have a valid eID card, or a passport will be issued together with the eID card.
An eID card, in which an authentication certificate is included and activated, makes it possible to verify one’s identity remotely, in a digital environment, and to create an e-address. An eID card provides the opportunity to apply for and receive services on the www.latvija.lv portal, for instance, request a copy of a birth or marriage certificate, or a statement, and take part in notarization transactions remotely.
An eID card, in which an authentication certificate is included and activated, makes it possible to sign electronic documents. A document signed with an electronic signature has the same legal status as a document signed manually. An eID card will also make it easier to apply for postal voting at the Saeima elections.
See information on applying for a passport and/or an identity card (eID) and on service charges here, on the Embassy website.