Latvian nationals can apply for a new identity document – a passport or a personal ID card (eID) at the diplomatic/consular missions of Latvia. The service is available for persons residing abroad permanently and having declared their place of residence abroad with the Population Register.
Starting from January 1, 2021, persons who have reached the age of 15 are obliged to also receive a personal ID card (eID) when they receive a passport.
Documents for a passport or a personal ID card (eID) must be completed in Latvian language. If the person does not understand the Latvian language, he or she must come to the appointment with an interpreter or a person who can help to fill out the documents.
Upon arrival, the following forms must be completed:
- application to receive the documents by mail;
- application to declare the residence in Ireland (if applicable);
- application for activation of e-cetrificates (compulsory for persons aged 15 or over);
- PREVIOUS IDENTITY DOCUMENTS MUST BE RETURNED (even if they have expired). If the prevous document has been lost or destroyed, the notice of loss of the document must be completed.
Only bank cards are accepted for all payments in the embassy. Cash will not be accepted! Further information available here.
The service is available for persons residing abroad permanently and having declared their place of residence abroad with the Population Register.
Visitors wishing to apply for a passport/personal ID card (eID) at the missions are received by prior appointment only. Please arrange your visit by contacting the diplomatic/consular mission.
Visitors must appear in person and present their Latvian passport/personal ID card (eID) and in a case of loss of identity document - a police certificate confirming the loss of the document. See further information on obtaining passports/personal ID card (eID) here.
In addition to a fee for the issuance of a personal identity document via the diplomatic/consular mission, consular service charge of EUR 40 must be paid for every person obtaining a passport/personal ID card (eID).
Due to personal identity documents being produced at the Office for Citizenship and Migration Affairs in Latvia, obtaining a personal identity document via the diplomatic/consular mission can take up to three months.