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To live and work in Latvia as a highly-qualified worker you may apply for an EU Blue Card.

To qualify for the Blue Card, you must hold a university or college diploma from an educational programme that lasted three years or more.


To receive the blue Card, your future employer must first get approval for an invitation for employment from the local branch of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (OCMA).

Pre-registration of the job with the State Employment Agency (NVA) in not required, but must attract an annual salary of 1.5 times the national average salary.

Once the employer's invitation is approved, the migrant submits the application for a Blue Card to the consulate of the Republic of Latvia abroad, which sends the application to the OCMA for evaluation.

Extended information can be found on Europe's Immigration portal

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