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Working abroad – Latvia – Physiotherapists

Updated : 10/03/2014

Professional qualifications

Only if you want to work abroad, not for study purposes.

Documents [permanent stay]

If you have obtained your professional qualification out of the EU, you should check with responsible authority whether you can apply for the recognition of your professional qualifications.

If you wish to work as a physiotherapist in Latvia on a permanent basis you will have to submit the following documents:

  • Copy of identity document
  • Application
  • Documents on physiotherapist’s education and professional qualification
  • Documents from home country on rights to pursue profession and certificate of good standing
  • Documents on work experience

Duration of the procedure [permanent stay]

The duration of the recognition procedure is:

  • 1 month to acknowledge receipt of your application and request any documents they need.
  • 4 months to take a decision after reception of all necessary documents.

Responsible authority [permanent stay]

Cost [permanent stay]

40 LVL

Documents [temporary stay]

If you have obtained your professional qualification out of the EU, you should check with responsible authority whether you can apply for the recognition of your professional qualifications.

If you wish to work as a physiotherapist in Latvia on a temporary basis you will have to submit the following documents:

  • Declaration on temporary services
  • Copy of identity document
  • Documents from home country on rights to pursue profession
  • Documents on physioterapist education and professional qualification
  • Documents on 2 years work experience within last 10 years if profession is not regulated in home country

Duration of the procedure [temporary stay]

The duration of the recognition procedure is:

  • 1 month to acknowledge receipt of your application and request any documents they need.
  • 4 months to take a decision after reception of all necessary documents.

Responsible authority [temporary stay]

Cost [temporary stay]

40 LVL

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