Latvia Seasonal Work Visa Application Process (2024)

Latvia is a European Union Country that allows seasonal workers from the Third Country Nationals. A Latvian Seasonal permit is for non-European nationals interested in working in agriculture, tourism, and construction sectors. I will write detailed information about the Latvia Seasonal Work Visa Application Process and how much you can earn in Latvia as a seasonal worker. If you are not a seasonal worker and looking for another employment permit in Latvia then you can read our post on different types of Latvian Work permits.

For seasonal workers, you do not need to have a specific type of certification or diploma and you are not required to know the Latvian language. You only need to know the basic level of English. A Latvian Seasonal Work Visa is also known as a type D visa. It is a temporary residence permit that allows you to work in Latvia for a period of up to six months within 12 months. Your employer will apply for the work permit on your behalf and will get permission from the OCMA to hire a foreign worker. After that, you can apply for a Visa at the Latvian Embassy. The detailed application process for the Latvia Seasonal Work Visa is given below.

Salary of a Seasonal Worker in Latvia

According to the information mentioned on the EU Commission website:

  • 933 Euros for working in fruit-growing, live-stock breeding, hunting, and related service activities.
  • 1232 Euros for working in forestry and timber logging
  • 994 Euros for working in fisheries.

Sectors for a Seasonal Worker

  • Agriculture:
    • The person applying must be under the age of 40.
  • Forestry
  • Tourism
  • Hotel business
    • The person applying must be in good physical shape.

Visa Fee

The Application for the Latvia Seasonal Work Visa is 60 Euros.

Duration of a Visa

The visa will be valid for a maximum of six months.

Requirements of a Visa

  • You must first Find and secure a Job in Latvia.
  • Your employer Register the work position at the State Employment Agency.
  • Your employer should submit an application to the OCMA for hiring a Foreign worker.
  • Employer will apply for a work permit on your behalf at the Migration and Citizenship Department.

How to Apply for the Latvia Seasonal Work Visa?

Once the work permit is approved, you can apply for a visa at the Latvian embassy or consulate in your home country. Here is a List of Latvian Embassies.

If the Latvian embassy is not available in your country then you can submit your application for a Latvian work visa at the Diplomatic or Consular Mission of another Schengen Member State.

Check which countries do not require a Visa for Latvia. They can travel to Latvia without a Visa.

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