On 2 June 2022, the parliament (Saeima) of the Republic of Latvia passed amendments to the Immigration Law, which specifically introduces remote work visas in Latvia (hereinafter, “RWV”). RWV’s are intended for third-country nationals whose employment characteristics allow them to work remotely while residing in Latvia.
To apply for the RWV, a candidate must evidence his/her employment status with a foreign employer, registered in an OECD member state or to provide proof of registration as a self-employed person in an OECD member state for at least 6 (six) months prior to applying for the RWV. At the same time, the candidate’s salary must be at least 2.5 (two and a half) times the average salary in the Republic of Latvia (the average salary in 2021 was EUR 1277 (one thousand two hundred and seventy-seven euro).
The RWV is valid for 1 (one) year, and the candidate can extend the latter by applying for an extension of 1 (one) year. After the extension period, the applicant can apply for a Temporary Residence Permit in Latvia.
The RWV does not grant rights of employment in Latvia nor supports obtaining rights of residence for the applicant’s family members.
 The Legislation documents can be found on the Saeima legislation database: Likumprojektu var skatīt Saeimas datu bāzē: https://titania.saeima.lv/LIVS13/saeimalivs13.nsf/webSasaiste?OpenView&restricttocategory=1335/Lp13
 Official statistics of Latvia available here: https://stat.gov.lv/lv/statistikas-temas/darbs/alga/preses-relizes/8227-darba-samaksas-parmainas-2021-gada