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Qualification

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For submitting/receiving documents for certificate of current professional satus and good standing please arrange your appointment time by writing to an e-mail: info@arstubiedriba.lv or call to +371 20276668.

Visitors without prior appointment time are not accepted!

Recognition of professional qualification

Latvian Medical Association (LMA) issues certificates of current professional status and good standing. This includes the relevant information on general education, specialisation, registration and good reputation.

The LMA also issues Certificates of good standing in case the recipient country (within the EU, EEA or outside them) requires only information on the doctor’s/dentist’s reputation.

Required documents for issuing a Certificate of current professional status and good Standing.

The following documents should be submitted:

  • A filled application form;
  • A copy of passport/ID card;
  • A copy of a MD’s/dentist’s certificate;
  • A copy of documents certifying postgraduate education (residency or internship diploma, references from the workplace on the length of service as a trainee doctor, certificates on courses attended etc.);
  • A copy of a specialist’s/dentist’s/dental specialist’s certificate;
  • A copy of certificate of criminal and administrative records (*valid for 3 months from the date of issue) issued by:
    1) the Information Centre of the Ministry of Interior (Bruņinieku iela 72b, Riga) or
    2) https://e.ic.iem.gov.lv/en/ or
    3) the Latvian Diplomatic Missions abroad (embassies and consulates ).

    If certificate on (non)non convictions (police report) is issued electronically with a secure electronic signature, it must be forwarded in the way it was received (as .eDoc) to migration@arstubiedriba.lv and it does not have to be submitted in printed form.

    If statement is issued in paper form, it must be submitted on place along with other documents.

    More information available here: https://www.ic.iem.gov.lv/lv/izzina-par-nesodamibu

Please be aware – that currently registration card in paper form is not requested, but you must be on the Health Inspectorate’s register. Graduates of 2022 – please follow conditions that must be done, so University can be able to register you in Health Inspectorate.

Here – https://registri.vi.gov.lv/rap please type your surname in the box Personas uzvārds: (the box Identifikators: remains blank; put a tick that you are not a robot) and make sure that you’re a included in the register. Certificate of current professional status and good standing is issued only afterwards you are included in the register.

 

  • A copy of a document certifying the change of name or surname if any of the documents submitted was issued prior to the change;
  • An original reference from the workplace on service in one’s specialty during the past 5 years if one of the education certificates is issued prior to May 1, 2004;

All originals of documents must be presented on site at Latvian Medical Association! Download application form (pdf)

Application and all documents should be kindly submitted to the secretariat of the Latvian Medical Association in Skolas iela 3 (working days from 9:00 to 17:00) or certified copies of your original documents should be sent by regular post.

Issuance deadline:

All certificates are issued within two weeks after receiving the complete documents.

The LMA issues certificates in the Latvian and English (for additional fee) languages.

Payment for certificates (Certificate of current professional status and good standing):

1) Certificate for recognition of doctor’s/dentist’s professional qualifications abroad and good standing without proof of approval of their professional experience (graduated after 1st of May, 2004) – 45,67 EUR

2) Certificate for recognition of doctor’s/dentist’s professional qualifications abroad and good standing with proof of approval of their professional experience (graduated before1st of May, 2004) – 83,26 EUR

Additional fees:

1) Certificate in English – 14,50 EUR

2) Additional copies (in English or Latvian language) – 4,20 EUR/per document.

Payments are accepted in cash at the point of receipt in the 1st floor of the the secretariat of the Latvian Medical Association or can be transferred to the LMA bank account:

Details
Beneficiary: Latvijas Ārstu biedrība
Registration No.: 40008000051
Skolas iela 3, Rīga, LV-1010
Swedbank, fil. “Esplanāde”
Account (konts): LV27HABA0551035992836
BIC code (kods): HABALV22

Payment aim: CCPS/CGS XXXXXX (XXX-your name and surname)

Expiration date of certificates:

LMA Certificate are only valid for a period of three months from the date of issuance. You are strongly advised to ensure when you need the certificate of current professional status and good standing and to submit your application accordingly.

Please contact us if you require any assistance or have any questions – migration@arstubiedriba.lv

Frequently asked questions

  • WHAT IS INCLUDED INTO THE CERTIFICATE OF CURRENT PROFESSIONAL STATUS AND GOOD STANDING?

This is one document that consists of two parts. It includes information regarding compliance (also called “Certificate of conformity”) of your education with the European Directive 2005/36/EC (Article 24 – for doctors; Article 34 – for dentists). “Good standing” part includes information about criminal and/or administrative offences.

  • CAN I SUBMIT DOCUMENTS ELECTRONICALLY?

Documents are not accepted electronically. You must submit copies of all documents and the originals must be presented at place. We accept a certified true copies (needed a validation by notary) of a documents sent by post.

The only exception – certificate on (non)non convictions (police report), that is issued as electronically signed document. If the statement is issued electronically with a secure electronic signature, it must be forwarded in the way it was received (as .eDoc) to migration@arstubiedriba.lv and  it does not have to be submitted in printed form. All other documents must be submitted on place. If statement is issued in paper form, it must be submitted on place along with other documents.

  • DO I NEED TO SUBMIT REGISTRATION CARD IN PAPER FORM FROM HEALTH INSPECTORATE?

No. Currently registration card in paper form is not requested, but you must be on the Health Inspectorate’s register. Graduates of 2021 – please follow conditions that must be done, so University can be able to register you in Health Inspectorate.

  • HOW CAN I KNOW THAT I AM INCLUDED IN THE HEALTH INSPECTORATE’S REGISTER?

https://registri.vi.gov.lv/rap  please type your surname in the box Personas uzvārds: (the box Identifikators: remains blank; put a tick that you are not a robot) and make sure that you’re a included in the register. Certificate of current professional status and good standing is issued only afterwards you are included in the register.

  • HOW MUCH DOES A CERTIFICATE OF CURRENT PROFESSIONAL STATUS AND GOOD STANDING COST?
Certificates are originally issued in Latvian45,67 EUR
Additional certificate in English+ 14,50 EUR ( In total 60,17 EUR for 1 Latvian and 1 English exemplar)
Additional copies in English or Latvian+ 4,20 EUR/ per exemplar
  • WHERE THE FEE MAY BE PAID?

1) With payment card at Latvian Medical Association (Skolas iela 3)

2) By a bank transfer –

Details

Beneficiary: Latvijas Ārstu biedrība
Registration No.: 40008000051
Skolas iela 3, Rīga, LV-1010
Swedbank, fil. “Esplanāde”
Account (konts): LV27HABA0551035992836
BIC code (kods): HABALV22

Payment aim: CCPS/CGS XXXXXX (XXX-your name and surname)

If you pay by a bank transfer, please attach print out about the payment along other documents.

  • WHO MAY SUBMIT DOCUMENTS AND RECEIVE THE CERTIFICATE?

Copies of documents may be submitted by any other person if he can present ALL originals. If documents are submitted by an authorized person, presenting a certified Power of Attorney – he must present all originals of documents (except passport – needed only copy of passport) of person whom will be issued certificate of current professional status and good standing.

However, the certificate may be received only by person whom Certificate has been issued or an authorized person, presenting a certified Power of Attorney.

  • CAN THE PREPARED CERTIFICATE BE SENT ABROAD?

Yes. Documents can be sent to your given address. Letter is sent with tracking reference number to specific person. If you know that you will not be at home at the time of delivery of the letter, you can indicate another recipient in the application form (there can be only one name on letter).

  • HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO ISSUE A CERTIFICATE OF CURRENT PROFESSIONAL STATUS AND GOOD STANDING?

Certificates are issued within two weeks of submission of all documents (document package is not full until you are included in the register of Health Inspectorate).

  • HOW LONG IS CERTIFICATE OF CURRENT PROFESSIONAL STATUS AND GOOD STANDING VALID FOR?

Certificates are valid for three months from the date that they are issued.

  • HOW CAN I KNOW MY CERTIFICATE IS READY?

You will receive an email informing you that the certificate is ready.

  • HOW CAN I RECEIVE CERTIFICATE OF CURRENT PROFESSIONAL STATUS AND GOOD STANDING?

Prepared certificates are available for receiving at Latvian Medical Association in person, presenting a passport or ID cards or an authorized person, presenting a certified Power of Attorney on Skolas street 3, later they can be sent by post. If in the case you had indicated in the application form that you want to receive it by post, but at the time of the confirmation letter you are still in Latvia – you can come in person to receive a statement.

Contacts

Contact details
Office Name, surname Telephone number E-mail
President of the Latvian Medical Association Ilze Aizsilniece
Expert in the recognition of professional qualifications migration@arstubiedriba.lv
Office Manager, international affairs Maira Sudraba Mob.: + 371 29335984
Office: +371 67287321
lma@arstubiedriba.lv
maira@arstubiedriba.lv
Secretary Anda Zeltiņa Mob.: +371 20276668

For submitting/receiving documents for certificate of current professional status and good standing please arrange your appointment time by writing to an e-mail: info@arstubiedriba.lv or call to +371 20276668.
Visitors without prior appointment time are not accepted!