Latvia – Intra-corporate transferee (ICT)

You work for a company established outside the European Union (EU) and you are going to be transferred to a branch in Latvia? You can find information below on the conditions, procedures, rights and mobility you can enjoy during your stay.

Please note that you have the right to request a temporary residence permit:

  • for a period of up to three years if you request as an intra-corporate transferee to be employed in the position of a manager or specialist,
  • for a period of up to one year if you request as an employee-trainee within the framework of an intra-corporate transfer.
Where and how to apply

Once the employer’s invitation is approved, a person can apply for a residence permit.


Fee for examination of documents submitted for application: up to 30 days – 100 euros.

There is a possibility for a fast-track procedure if you want to receive the permit in shorter period of time.

Fees for fast- track –procedure:

  • up to 10 days – 200 euros,
  • up to 5 working days – 400 euros.
Documents required

You should present these documents:

  • A definite sample formfor a residence permit request,
  • a passport,
  • a photography,
  • a criminal reportissued by a competent institution of the citizenship or the host country, if a third-country national has resided in that country longer than 12 months – citizens of visa-free countries do not submit this document,
  • a document confirming the necessary subsistence.
Duration of validity of permits

The permit is valid for a period of up to three years, if the transferee is employed in a manager or specialist position.

The permit is valid for a period of up to one year, if the transferee is employed in a trainee position.


You have a right to appeal the decision before the Head of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs within 30 days.




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