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Recognition of professional qualifications acquired abroad for medical practitioners
Selected Organization: Veselības inspekcija
Brief description:
• the Health Inspectorate shall issue certificates of recognition of professional qualifications in the regulated profession of nurses (nurse), doctor's assistant, nursing assistant, dentist assistant.
• in order to recognise professional qualifications acquired abroad in Latvia, the person should initially refer to the information institution - the Academic Information Centre (www.aic.lv) (hereinafter - AIC).
• the AIC compares the educational and professional qualification documents submitted by a person and the duration of practical training with the requirements specified in the Republic of Latvia for obtaining professional qualifications in the relevant regulated profession.
• the AIC shall prepare a statement regarding the conformity of the educational and professional qualifications of the applicant with the requirements specified in the Republic of Latvia and shall forward the submission of the applicant with the documents attached thereto to the Health Inspectorate for examination and for taking of a decision regarding the recognition of professional qualifications.
• documents for the recognition of professional qualifications acquired in the EU in the nursing profession may also be submitted electronically using the European Professional Card platform.
• if the professional qualification is recognised as conforming in the Republic of Latvia, the Health Inspectorate shall issue a certificate of recognition of professional qualifications. On the basis thereof, a person may register in the Register of Medical Persons and Medical Aid Persons.
• in order to register in the register of medical practitioners and medical treatment support persons, a submission/with the acquired certificate shall also submit documents certifying the proficiency of the official language to the person. Read more https://www.vi.gov.lv/lv/arstniecibas-and-support-person-registracija in the register of medical practitioners and medical practitioners
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Beneficiaries:
Individual
Natural persons who have obtained education and professional qualifications in the regulated profession - nurses (nurse), doctor's assistant, nursing assistant or dental assistant in a regulated profession.
Maximum period (in working days):
132
Period:
The Health Inspectorate shall take a decision, after the submission of all the documents:
• within 3 months for EU nurses (within one month and a half if the applicant is a member of the diaspora);
• within 4 months for professional qualifications obtained by a doctor's assistant, nursing assistant, dentist assistant in the EU (within 2-4 months if the applicant is a member of the diaspora),
• 6-12 months for the professional qualifications of a nurse, a doctor's assistant, a nursing assistant, a dentist assistant (within 3-6 months if the applicant is a member of the diaspora who has obtained professional qualifications in Australia, Brazil, New Zealand or a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation).
Process description
Documents and forms
Payments
Other information
1. solis / Service requests
1.1. The AIC must provide the necessary documents:
1) the submission (Annex 1 to the provisions of Regulation No 827 for the year 2016 of the BOM);
2) a copy of the personal identification document;
3) documents certifying education and professional qualifications (diplomas and annexes thereof (extracts of performance);
4) documents from the country of origin regarding the right to work in a particular country (certificates, licences, registration, etc. if any);
5) a statement regarding work experience in foreign states (if any);
6) a statement from the country of origin regarding good repute and the absence of disciplinary violations.
1.2. Documents for the recognition of professional qualifications acquired in the EU in the nursing profession may also be submitted electronically 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

The fee for the recognition of professional qualifications shall be EUR 240
• payment must be made in the AIC account;
• payment must be made in the Health Inspectorate account, where the application is submitted using the European Professional Card platform.


Upon receipt of all the documents necessary for the recognition of the qualification of the applicant, the AIC shall draw up a statement regarding the conformity of the educational and professional qualification of the applicant with the requirements specified in the Republic of Latvia and shall send the Health Inspectorate for evaluation and taking of the decision.

AIC postal address:
Ramparts Street 2, Riga LV-1050
Tel.: (+371) 67225155
Email: aic@aic.lv
Other information: http://www.aic.lv/portal/arvalstu-Diploma-atzisana/Country-professionalised-qualifikacija-atzisana-latvia

1.2. The Health Inspectorate shall examine both the applicant's submissions received from the European Professional Card Platform and the applicant's submission received from the AIC, the documents attached thereto. Evaluate the information provided, if necessary, attract experts to evaluate the content of professional qualifications acquired in foreign states with the requirements specified in Latvia (nurse (nurse), physician assistant, nurse assistant, dentist assistant) profession, and take a decision in conformity regarding recognition of professional qualifications, partial recognition with additional requirements or non-recognition.

If the education and professional qualification acquired by the applicant in a regulated profession (nurses (nurse), doctor's assistant, nursing assistant, dental assistant):
• comply with the requirements specified in Latvia for the recognition of professional qualifications, the Health Inspectorate shall take a decision regarding the recognition of professional qualifications, while informing the applicant regarding the time and place of issuance of the professional qualification certificate.
• certify partial compliance with the requirements specified in Latvia for the recognition of professional qualifications, the Health Inspectorate shall take a decision regarding the determination of an adaptation period or qualification conformity check;
• does not comply with the requirements specified in Latvia for the recognition of professional qualifications, the Health Inspectorate shall take a decision regarding the non-recognition of professional qualifications and indicate in the decision the content and duration of the additional necessary education, the information regarding the institution (or institutions, if there is a possible choice) in Latvia, in which the education can be obtained, and the procedures by which the applicant can immediately complete the examinations in order to prove that he or she has a choice. the necessary knowledge for the performance of professional activity in the relevant regulated profession in the Republic of Latvia.
Documents to be submitted
Payments: View payments
On the spot The head office in Riga region VI
Adrese: Klijānu iela 7, Rīga, LV-1012
Tālrunis: 67081600
Fakss:
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:
Other contact details:
Working hours
By phone 67507989; 67602101
Other electronic channels https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/work/professional-qualifications/european-professional-card/index_lv.htm
2. solis / Receipt of services
The Health Inspectorate, after taking a decision regarding the recognition of professional qualifications in the Republic of Latvia, shall inform the applicant:

1) electronically, to the electronic mail address indicated in the application;
2) by post to the address indicated in the application;
3) on-site - in the Health Inspectorate, during the specified working time;
4) in the nursing profession, a statement in the profile established on the EPC platform.
Payments: View payments
On the spot The head office in Riga region VI
Adrese: Klijānu iela 7, Rīga, LV-1012
Tālrunis: 67081600
Fakss:
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:
Other contact details:
Working hours
By phone 67507989; 67602101