Getting a Latvian Permanent Residency Card

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When I moved here, I needed a residency card. Many of the hurdles that others have experienced seemed to elude me, the process was fast and easy! Here’s how to make obtaining your Latvian permanent residency card easy. A few things about me to start; I have an EU passport and am self-employed. I also […]

Moving to Latvia: Andreea’s Story

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Andreea Cheratoiu hails from Sinaia in Romania, which is deep in the Carpathian Mountains and popular for winter sports and hiking. Her career with the Radisson Hotel Group first took her to Ekaterinburg in Russia until she was offered the position of Cluster General Manager for three properties in Riga – two Park Inns by […]

Moving to Latvia: Miguel and Ignacio’s Story

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Ignacio and Miguel are Riga-based entrepreneurs from Spain. They spend most of their time working from Tech Hub where we met up to chat about digital nomad life in Riga. Why and how did you end up in Riga? We were working in the startup community at Tech Hub Madrid when it closed suddenly. Since […]

Moving to Latvia: Viktorija’s Story

Viktorija is from Lithuania, has lived in Denmark and New Zealand but now lives in Riga with her Latvian husband. They didn’t expect to end up here but a series of events lead to the unexpected. We caught up to talk about her experience of life in Riga. So, what lead to your decision to […]

Moving to Latvia: Giulia’s Story

Giulia is Italian and moved to Latvia for a particular reason – to improve her Russian language skills at Durbe Russian Language Academy and through using the language in everyday situations. She’s lived in Riga for four months and feels that that’s enough time to get to know a country, its people and their habits. […]

Moving to Latvia: Rick’s story

Rick is from the Netherlands but has called Latvia his home since 2012. We met to speak about his big move and the experiences he’s had so far adapting to life in Riga, from co-founding the food delivery company Ēst – to navigating the dark and daunting corridors of a local hospital. Reasons for […]

Moving to Latvia: Māra & Daniele’s story

Māra is a Latvian who identifies herself as a third culture kid. Daniele is Italian. They met while working in Brussels and now call Latvia their home. Our entire conversation was in Latvian, it’s taken Daniele just one year to learnt it fluently. Kudos! We spoke about the practical and emotional aspects of moving to […]

Buying Property in Latvia

Or things that I have learned while trying to find my ideal property in Riga and buying it. No one property purchase is ever quite the same and purchase agreements vary greatly so be advised this is not a foolproof guide! However, I do believe this information will come in handy to anyone who felt […]

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We haven’t had the privilege to spend time in every single neighbourhood in Riga, and we certainly don’t feel qualified to comment on the unique features of each of them. So, to give you an impression of what each Riga neighbourhood is like and which one to choose, we spoke to some locals who were […]

Schools in Riga

(Updated in April 2017) If you’re moving to Riga with your kids in tow, you’ll want to know a bit about the local school scene before deciding on “the right one”. Schools in Riga are very different so you might not want to just settle for the one closest to your new home. The first […]