Practical Information

Visas and residence permits

All the admitted students will be provided with the official invitations to study at Riga Business School. Based on the invitation students will apply for study visa at the nearest Consulate or Latvian Embassy. It is important to note that this is a time – consuming process and could take up to two months.

Riga Business School will assist students with the Residence Permit Application process. For detailed information regarding residence permits, please consult the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs website – Address: Riga, Čiekurkalna 1.līnija, 3.


Health Care and Medical Insurance

The Latvian health care system is very well established and medical care will be available to all international students. For non EU citizens there are very special requirements for health insurance. The Orientation Course at Riga Business School at the beginning of each semester will give students more information on health care issues (e.g. where to find Russian or English speaking doctor, where to call in case of emergency etc).


Working in Latvia

International students can work in Latvia part-time. Non- EU citizens with Residence Permit to Study can apply for a Work Permit on the condition that their employment does not interfere with their studies.