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Recognition of professional qualifications acquired in foreign states for temporary provision of professional services to medical practitioners in Latvia
Selected Organization: Veselības inspekcija
Brief description:
The provision of short-term professional services is a service provided in a regulated profession of the Republic of Latvia by a foreign specialist from a European Union Member State or a European Free Trade Association Member State for a specified period of up to 1 year, while maintaining his or her continuing professional activity in his or her home country.

The Health Inspectorate shall issue a permit for the provision of temporary services in the professions of a nurse (nurse), a doctor's assistant, a nursing assistant, a dentist assistant.

If a citizen of the European Union wishes to provide temporary services (limited duration) with the professional qualifications of a nurse (nurse), a doctor's assistant, nurse assistant or dentist assistant, that person should pursue his or her permanent professional activities in his or her home country.

Upon commencing the temporary provision of services for the first time, the person shall notify the Health Inspectorate thereof by submitting a declaration containing the attached documents. The re-declaration for the provision of short-term services shall be accompanied only by documents which have changed compared to the documents accompanying the previous declaration or which have expired.
Beneficiaries:
Individual
Natural persons who have acquired education and professional qualifications in the regulated profession - nurses (nurse), doctor's assistant, nurse assistant or dentist assistant in a regulated profession).
Maximum period (in working days):
66
Period:
The Health Inspectorate shall take a decision regarding a permit to perform temporary professional activities in Latvia within one to four months from the submission of all documents.
Process description
Documents and forms
Payments
Other information
1. solis / Service requests
The health inspection must submit:
• a declaration on the provision of short-term services completed in the official language;
• a copy of the identity document;
• a copy of the document certifying the nationality of the applicant and the translation of the document into the official language;
• documents attesting to the education and professional qualifications corresponding to the profession indicated in the declaration (originals or certified copies) and the translation of these documents into the official language;
• documents (originals) issued by the competent authorities of the State of legal status attesting the right of the applicant to pursue professional activity in the profession and the translation of these documents into the official language;
• a document issued by the competent authorities of the State of legal status attesting that the person has not been denied or restricted the right to pursue professional activities in a profession in which temporary services will be provided and a translation of this document into the official language (valid for submission to the recognising authority for three months from the date of their issue);
• if the profession or the education required for its acquisition is not regulated in the country of the legal status of the applicant, a document certifying that the applicant has pursued a professional activity in the profession in question in the last 10 years in the country of the legal status of the applicant or in another Member State of the European Union, or in the Member State of the European Free Trade Association, and a translation of this document in the official language.
The re-declaration shall be accompanied only by documents which contain changes to the documents accompanying the previous declaration or which have expired.

Documents for the provision of short-term services in the nursing profession may also be submitted within the framework of the Internal Market Information System using the European Professional Card platform. For information on the EPC and its extradition procedure, read more https://www.vi.gov.lv/lv/eiropas-professionala-map-vispareja-rupture-mass-profession

Fee for the processing of an application for a person who has obtained education and professional qualifications in another European Union or European Economic Area State and who applies for the receipt of a European Professional Card for a permanent professional activity or for the provision of short-term services in the regulated profession of a sister in the Republic of Latvia - EUR 100.
The Health Inspectorate shall examine the received submission of the applicant, the documents attached thereto.
1) if the declaration has been completed correctly and all necessary documents have been appended thereto, the Health Inspectorate shall inform the applicant regarding the issuance of the permit;
2) if the education and professional qualifications of the applicant differ from the requirements specified in the regulatory enactments of the Republic of Latvia for the relevant regulated profession, the Health Inspectorate shall, within 2 weeks from the date of receipt of the declaration and the documents appended thereto, take a decision to perform the qualification examination and indicate in the decision:
• the content and extent of the knowledge, skills and competences to be identified in the proficiency test;
• an institution in the Republic of Latvia in which the applicant may carry out a qualification check;
• the procedures for testing qualifications;
• the criteria for assessing the qualification;
• the place and time of the proficiency test;
• a fee for the examination of a qualification in accordance with the procedures specified in regulatory enactments, in which the applicant shall cover the expenses related to the examination of a qualification for the provision of short-term services
• 3) in conformity with the result of the qualification examination, take a decision regarding the issuance of a permit or a refusal to issue a permit for the temporary provision of professional services in Latvia.
Documents to be submitted
On the spot Face-to-face throughout Latvia
Adrese: Klijānu iela 7, Rīga, LV-1012
Tālrunis:
Fakss:
Other contact details: Klātienē pakalpojumu iespējams saņemt Veselības inspekcijas centrālajā birojā Rīgā, kādā no 4 reģionālajām nodaļām (Kuldīga, Jelgava, Daugavpils, Valmiera) vai kādā no apmeklētāju pieņemšanas punktiem (Talsi, Liepāja, Ventspils, Jēkabpils, Rēzekne, Gulbene).
Working hours
E-mail vi@vi.gov.lv
Mail The central office in Riga region
Adrese: Klijānu iela 7, Rīga, LV-1012
Tālrunis: 67081600
Fakss: 67819672
Other contact details:
Working hours
2. solis / Receipt of services
The Health Inspectorate, after taking a decision to issue a permit or refusal to issue a permit for the temporary provision of professional services in the Republic of Latvia, shall inform the applicant:

1) electronically, to the electronic mail address indicated in the declaration;
2) by post to the address indicated in the declaration;
3) on-site - in the Health Inspectorate, during the specified working time;
4) in the nursing profession - a statement in the portal established on the EPC platform.
On the spot The head office in Riga region VI
Adrese: Klijānu iela 7, Rīga, LV-1012
Tālrunis: 67081600
Fakss: 67819672
Other contact details:
Working hours
E-mail vi@vi.gov.lv
Mail The central office in Riga region
Adrese: Klijānu iela 7, Rīga, LV-1012
Tālrunis: 67081600
Fakss: 67819672
Other contact details:
Working hours