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Academic recognition of educational documents acquired abroad
Selected Organization: Nodibinājums "Akadēmiskās informācijas centrs"
Brief description:
If a person has acquired education abroad and wishes to continue studies in Latvia, the educational document received abroad (except in Estonia and Lithuania) must be examined in order to determine what Latvian academic degree or educational document it may be assimilated to. Examination of such academic degrees, secondary and higher education documents is performed and a statement thereof is issued by the Academic Information Centre.
On the basis of a statement issued by the Academic Information Centre, the institution of higher education in Latvia shall take a decision regarding the recognition of an academic degree or educational document acquired abroad for the continuation of studies. A statement from the Academic Information Centre may also be requested for other purposes, such as submission to an existing or potential employer in Latvia.
Beneficiaries:
Individual, Legal persons governed by public law, Private law legal persons
Persons who have acquired education abroad (except in Lithuania or Estonia).
Employers, universities, State institutions.
Period:
The certified statement shall be issued within one month.
Process description
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1. solis / Application submission
In order to receive a statement from the Academic Information Centre, the owner of the educational document shall submit an application and the following documents to the Academic Information Centre:

a copy of the identity document;
a copy of the educational document (the original shall be presented, if application is submitted in person);
a copy of the document certifying payment (EUR 41).

A statement from the Academic Information Centre may also be requested, for example, by the institution of higher education in which the person intends to continue his or her studies or by the employer. In such a case, the owner of the educational document does not have to turn himself to the Academic Information Centre with an application.
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On the spot In person
Adrese: Dzirnavu iela 16, Rīga, LV-1010
Tālrunis: +37167225155
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Adrese: Dzirnavu iela 16, Rīga, LV-1010
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2. solis / Receipt of a statement
When a statement from the Academic Information Centre has been received, the person may submit it to the institution concerned, such as the employer or institution of higher education.

In the case where another person has applied to the Academic Information Centre, the certified statement shall be received by the person concerned, such as the institution of higher education or employer.
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3. solis / Decision making
On the basis of a statement of the Academic Information Centre, a decision regarding the recognition of an educational document shall be taken by the institution of higher education, the employer or the Ministry of Education and Science (if the statement is requested for continuing training in the basic or secondary education level).
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