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Recognition of professional qualification

Latvian Medical Association (LMA) issues certificate 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.

The certificate includes information on the compliance of professional qualifications in accordance with the Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications.

Required documents for issuing a Certificate of current professional status and good standing:

1) A filled application form (download here);
2) A copy of passport/ID card (original must be presented);
+ document that confirms long-term resident status of the EU country (only for Non-EU citizens)
3) A copy of a MD’s/dentist’s certificate (original must be presented);
4) 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.) (originals must be presented);
5) A copy of a specialist’s/dentist’s certificate;
6) A copy of certificate of criminal and administrative records (*valid for 3 months from the date of issue) issued by:

  • the Information Centre of the Ministry of Interior (Bruņinieku iela 72b, Riga) or
  • or
  • the Latvian Diplomatic Missions abroad (embassies and consulates).

    If certificate on (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 and it does not have to be submitted in printed form.

    If statement is issued in paper form, copy of it must be submitted on place along with other documents (original must be presented).

    More information available here:

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

The person must make sure that he is included in the Register of Health Inspectorate and has a valid registration. Please be aware – that currently registration card in paper form is not requested, but you must be on the Health Inspectorate’s register.

Graduates, please follow rules that must be done, so University can be able to register you in Health Inspectorate.

Here – 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.

Submission of documents: Application form and all copies of documents (originals of documents must be presented on site) should be kindly submitted to the secretariat (1st floor) of the Latvian Medical Association in Skolas iela 3 (working days from 9:00 to 17:00) or certified copies (needed validation by notary) of your original documents should be sent by regular post to:

Latvian Medical Association
Skolas iela 3
Riga, LV-1010

Documents that are submitted via e-mail are not accepted.

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

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


Certificate in Latvian for recognition of doctor’s/dentist’s professional qualifications abroad (CCPS) and good standing (GS) without proof of approval of their professional experience (graduated after 1st of May, 2004)45.67 euro
Certificate in Latvian for recognition of doctor’s/dentist’s professional qualifications abroad (CCPS) and good standing (GS) witht approval of their professional experience (graduated before 1st of May, 2004)83.26 euro
Additional fees:
Certificate in English+14,50 euro
Additional copies of the document (for each subsequent additional copy in Latvian or English) with the same date of issuance of the certificate+4,20 euro
Shipping costs within Latvia+3,72 euro
Shipping costs abroadsee here
Copying (Black&White copies, one-sided A4)0,25 euro

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

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 XXXXXX (XXX-your name and surname)

Issuance deadline: The certificate of current professional status and good standing is issued within 2 weeks after inclusion in the register and submission of all other documents to the Latvian Medical Association.

Expiration date of certificates: LMA Certificate are 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 –