Latvia

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Javier Vazquez

"Sharing our expat experiences in Riga was very helpful. Particularly when it comes to setting up your own business here."

Michelle Guillemont

"The idea to conect expats worldwide is not only great, it really works. I met several French-speaking women within the first weeks."

The InterNations Expat Guide for working and living in Latvia

Are you an expat working and living in Latvia? Or are you preparing to move soon to Riga, Jelgava or any other of the Latvian international hotspots?

Expat life in Latvia has much to offer and provides a great intercultural experience – from discovering the countryside like Latvia's dense pine woodlands, interspersed by over 3,000 small lakes, learning how Latvian people celebrate Darba svētki, up to tasting Latvia’s favorite dishes such as pirags.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Latvia. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from working in USA to living in Norway.

Top Articles in the Latvia Expat Guide

  • Moving to Latvia

    Moving to Latvia offers diverse landscapes and opportunities, from the touristic coastal region and pristine beauty spots, to the modern cities with their inspiring architecture. Read up on InterNations some advice and information about this country, its people and the climate!
  • Living in Latvia

    Latvia is a green country on the Northern coast of Europe, with strong Russian influences and an interesting heritage. Whether you are planning on living in the quiet countryside or in the modern cities, Latvia won’t let you down. Find out more about the country in this guide!
  • Working in Latvia

    As many other fast growing economies, Latvia boasts diverse top sectors, with many work opportunities for expats especially in international industries related to exports. Find out what you can expect in terms of job opportunities in Latvia and get informed about work permits and taxation with this guide.

Working and living in Latvia – Valuable Information from A to Z

Moving to and living in Latvia requires a wealth of up-to-date, trustworthy information on various aspects of Latvian expat life. Living abroad in Latvia raises a lot of questions such as: ʺHow do I find the best relocation services for moving to Latvia?ʺ, ʺDo I need at least a smattering of Russian and / or Latvian in everyday life?ʺ, ʺWhich international school in Riga should our kids attend?ʺ or, ʺHow do I obtain a work permit for my spouse at the Latvian municipality in Daugavpils?ʺ

Collecting all that information on working and living in Latvia is quite laborious and time-consuming. Our InterNations Expat Guide for Latvia aims to help you and provides you with reliable info on those topics that matter to expats living in Latvia. The Guide includes information on many different areas ranging from education and children, to local organisations & companies or restaurants and nightlife, up to food & shopping. Typical questions related to expat life abroad, such as ʺWhat are the most famous sights in Riga?ʺ, will no longer remain unanswered.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Latvia? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Singapore or working in Chile!

Tips on living and working in Latvia – From special food stores to real-estate agents

Moreover, our expat directory for Latvia includes recommended listings of expat institutions and relocation services, e.g. special food stores or real-estate agents. As a member, you’ll also be able to share your experiences of living abroad in Latvia with your fellow expats on the InterNations Forum. We are looking forward to welcoming you with a heart-felt Sveiki from our expats living and working in Latvia.

Javier Vazquez

"Sharing our expat experiences in Riga was very helpful. Particularly when it comes to setting up your own business here."

Michelle Guillemont

"The idea to conect expats worldwide is not only great, it really works. I met several French-speaking women within the first weeks."

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