Requesting documents from the Embassy

04.10.2021. 15:57

Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

A birth, marriage or a death certificate can be requested online from any location via the Latvian State Portal. https://latvija.lv/en

or

Civil Registry Department of the Ministry of Justice

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https://www.tm.gov.lv/en/contacts

At the Embassy

This service is available to persons residing abroad permanently and having declared their place of residence in USA with the Register of Natural Persons

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 payable to the Embassy of Latvia, 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. Power of attorney, if you are requesting a birth or marriage certificate of a relative who is alive;

 4. 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 for sending the documents via Federal Express or in the amount of 20 USD for sending the documents by registered mail.

The processing time of the request is approximately 2 weeks.  

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

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

You can request the family documents (birth, marriage, death certificates, etc.) from the Embassy of Latvia only for the last 100 years. If you are interested in older family documents, you should contact the National State Archives.

National State Archives contact information:

Telephone:+ (371) 67226532

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

          

More detailed information about requesting documents from public institutions in Latvia can be found here

 

Certificates from the Register of Natural Persons of Latvia

 

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

1.      Completed and signed application, addressed to the Embassy of Latvia;

2.      The copy a personal identity document (signed and with the written statement: “Kopija pareiza”);

3.      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);

4.      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 for sending the documents via Federal Express or in the amount of 20 USD for sending the documents by registered mail.

The processing time of the request 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

 

At the Embassy

This service is available to persons residing abroad permanently and having declared their place of residence in USA with the Register of Natural Persons

 

Police Clearance Certificate

To request a Police Clearance Certificate from the Embassy of Latvia, please submit the following documents:

1.      Application Form;

2.   the copy a personal identity document (signed and with the written statement: “Kopija pareiza”);  

3.      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;

4.      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).

5.      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 for sending the documents via Federal Express or in the amount of 20 USD for sending the documents by registered mail.

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